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Telecommunication in Syria

Compared to the United States, Syria is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +963, there were a total of 19.52 million connections in 2020. Among them were 16.66 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.95 per person. In the US, , this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

With about 416 webhosts, Syria is below the world's average by population.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 3.0 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Syria ranked 178th in an international comparison. The upload rate was 3.0 Mbit/second (170th place).
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Syria comes 120th with a download speed of 12.45 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 7 Mbit was only enough for 126th place.

The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in July 2022 from 182 countries.

The following diagrams show the development of the various telephone and Internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100% mean that, on average, every inhabitant has more than one connection.

Access to the Internet in Syria from 1990 - 2020

Broadband internet in Syria 2004 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerSyria is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 36% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 9% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the former ISDN (more than 256 kbit/s). All fixed connections via DSL, cable or satellite were counted here, but not those connected to the Internet via mobile communications.

Landlines 1990 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020

Distribution in 2020Syria
Internet users6.26 m35.78 %301.33 m90.90 %
Broadband users1.55 m8.85 %121.18 m36.55 %
Landlines2.86 m16.33 %101.53 m30.63 %
Mobile cellulars16.66 m95.20 %351.48 m106.03 %

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