PCCW, Not Chinese Gov't, Is Keeping Syria Online

Hong Kong telco PCCW Ltd. (NYSE: PCW; Hong Kong: 0008) is now the biggest supplier of bandwidth to Syria, according to Internet intelligence firm Renesys.

Turk Telecom, the incumbent in neighbouring Turkey, was shouldering much of the load until it abruptly quit on August 12, while Telecom Italia, is carrying a much lower share of transit traffic and looks like it too will depart, a Renysys blog post said.

That leaves PCCW as the biggest bandwidth provider, followed by India’s Tata Communications, and with Deutsche Telekom playing a minor role.

To continue reading, see the full story at Electric Speech.

— Robert Clark, Electric Speech

DCITDave 12/5/2012 | 5:23:04 PM
re: PCCW, Not Chinese Gov't, Is Keeping Syria Online

I reached out to PCCW for comment on the Syria situation late last night. The response was typical of the telco: 

"PCCW Global provides Internet transit to many service providers around the globe. It is not our practice to comment on individual cases."

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