The Syriatech 2016 IT expo opened on Saturday at Dama Rose Hotel in Damascus, organized by the Communications and Technology Ministry in cooperation with Syriatel and Creatives for Expos and Conferences, with the participation of around 30 local companies.
The 4-day expo features services, offers, and products from various IT companies, including internet services providers and software companies, as well as direct retail of IT products.
In a statement to journalists, Communications and Technology Minister Ali al-Zafir affirmed that the Ministry is working to support the IT sector which suffered setbacks due to the crisis in Syria, and that there are efforts being exerted to work on the IT infrastructure in terms of the e-signature and e-payment projects.
Al-Zafir noted that one of the most notable things about Syriatech 2016 is the presentation of fiber optics services that provide high-speed internet ranging between 20, 50, 75, and 100 mbps, noting that this technology is being applied in Damascus, Homs, Tartous, and Lattakia, with the rest of the provinces to follow later.
During the expo, Syriatel announced that it will launch IPTV (internet protocol television) services soon.