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Zain tries to get into Syria…again

January 16th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Business

Zain, the Kuwait-based pan-Arab mobile phone network, is trying again to launch in Syria.

After last year’s botched takeover of Syriatel, the company is now in talks with the Syrian government to bid for the third Syrian mobile license.

There are currently two operators: Syrian-owned Syriatel, and South African network MTN. Zain offers free calls between subscribers – even if they are on a Zain network in another country. But the Kuwaitis face tough competition for that new license from Turkish giant Turkcell.


5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 norman // Jan 17, 2010 at 6.47 am

    Competition is good for the Syrian consumer , Syria has to be careful to tax the revenue of the new cell phone company ,

  • 2 Linkblog » Syria News Wire // Jan 17, 2010 at 5.05 pm

    […] news portal. This one is focused on Syria and is telling that “Zain tries to get into Syria…again”. Zain is not a person but “Kuwait-based pan-Arab mobile phone network”. And there are […]

  • 3 norman // Jan 18, 2010 at 6.59 pm

    It was denied interey ,

  • 4 Dio // Feb 4, 2010 at 2.57 pm

    To the person that runs the Syria News Wire, I would like to contact you over email if that’s possible, whats your email address?

  • 5 Sasa // Feb 4, 2010 at 2.58 pm

    Hi Dio, it’s mail at

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