The interesting part is who is buying, and who is selling. The President’s cousin Rami Makhlouf recently sold the company to a Turkish group. Now it seems Syriatel is being bought again, this time by Zain.
Zain is fast becoming the Arab World’s international mobile phone brand. It recently bought Fastlink in Jordan. It also operates in Lebanon, Iraq, Yemen, Bahrain, Kuwait, and fourteen African countries.
And across Africa, you can make an international call for local prices, as long as the other person is also on Zain. Hopefully this will be extended to Zain’s Arab networks soon too.
And did I mention, it is one of the Arab World’s sexiest brands. Zain really is zain!