China’s PCCW keeps #Syria online
Hong Kong-based PCCW has said it is keeping
war-torn #Syria connected to the internet, as
other telecoms companies withdraw, the
Associated Press has reported. The firm is now
carrying most of the Internet traffic to and from
Syria, according to Renesys Corp, a US-based
company that studies the structure of the
internet. PCCW has shouldered the load as Turk
Telecom, the main phone company in
neighbouring Turkey, dropped away August 12.
Renesys said that Telecom Italia of Italy and
Deutsche Telekom of Germany also carry some
Syrian Internet traffic, but the Italian company’s
share is declining for unknown reasons.