Internet, what’s up?

OK, the new year is coming close with some Internet rumors around.

Yes you might see me mostly nagging about the internet connection here in Damascus, Syria, but what can I do? I’m a heavy Internet user, and Technology happens to be my job.

Today I was reading some fresh news, Technology news, and I was shocked when I saw that an ISP in South Korea is serving 100Mbps internet connection, maybe that is not new, but the thing is the price tag, which is only ~24$!
And I found out while reading this news that in Japan the home users get Fiber Optic connection! That is counted in Gigas speed!

I hear this news while in here we are dreaming about some stable ADSL connection with decent price and less filtering. It is frustrating.

So many new ISPs coming out and I lost the interest in tracking their names since I know that they all belong to the same provider (Syrian STE), I’m talking about ISPs like Aya, Sawa, and others.

Let’s talk about some rumors.

They say the prices will drop again, so a 1 Mbps connection will cost about 1000 SP(~$18) which I think is reasonable price. And abviously lot of people will be wanting this service because it is much cheaper than before, so here comes the other rumor which says about 150000 subscription will be available.

Well, I hope this will be true, but I’m afraid that the network won’t handle the traffic since I see signs of bottlenecks already.

Cya πŸ˜‰

  • Yazan

    Public phones here have LAN plugs to plug in and surf on the go.. πŸ˜‰

    and they have a LOT of public phones

  • Anonymous

    Damns, damn lies. Wake me up in the next eon when broadband in Syria becomes stable and accessible to the average citizen.

  • AhmadK

    u read something shocked?
    do u really want to be shocked??ok…

    i live in Damas, and am 100% addicted to the internet, i spend more that 12 hours per day online…
    and i have an ADSL connection at home, with 1 Mbps connection speed…
    i pay 5900 S.P. per month which is ~113$
    PLUS, Real IP for 1000 S.P. per month, that gives us 6900 S.P. per month which is ~132$ per month…
    what’s really shocked, yesterday and today, i was connected to the internet using a dial up connection πŸ˜€
    cuz i can’t simply browse the net using my ADSL connection !!!
    God Bless Our Country πŸ˜€
    “Allah yestor iza jabo new ADSL ports”

    thank u

  • GraY FoX

    hey buddy
    you know what , even if rumors were true , things will never change
    you will type and and your internet browser will give you a message saying ( hello i’m an internet browser , and this error never occured to me , i have no idea what’s wrong with your internet connection dude , either fix ur goddamn phone or kill yourself )
    apparently , you will know that it’s not your fault , so you’ll drop the whole subject and go get some pie till internet is stable again πŸ˜€

  • Hasan Bazerbashi

    Hey guys thanks a lot for taking time and leaving some comments:)

    @Yazan: Oh man … Tokyo .. man it is known Tokyo is top technology place, more than USA if someone doesn’t know… enjoy your time man:) ….

    @Anonymous: Well, we will wait and see πŸ™‚ all we can do is hope, no?

    @Ahmad: Hheaheheah:D I believe you man, because I did the same thing the other day! ADSL was not working, so switched to dial-up, bored, then went to internet cafe! I was in need for it :(! This is totally sad!
    And as you said, I’m thinking the same thing, what if they open more for the public?! Well they should, but I hope they are prepared! Which everybody is doubting :S!

    @GrayFox: LOOL πŸ˜€ heheh , that error message described it!

    What is left to do? as GrayFox said.. have a pie and listen to some cool music (Maybe some cool Hard Rock? Oh ya!,Trance&Techno allowed too, but no backstreet boys!:P)!

    Cya people πŸ™‚

  • Peter

    Well I’m glad to hear Syria is not the only country in the world to have frustrated citizens lamenting the cost and speed of service providers. If only the cost would come down, more people surely would access speedy internet. Here in NZ we have just gone onto “all you can eat” broadband for NZ$49 per month – it took long enough…
    Oh and if you or your friends would like to visit my blog so I can add the Syrian flag to my Neo collection, I’d be most grateful. Regards, Peter

  • Anonymous

    i hope that rumors are correct ,
    internet services are in dire need of upgrading in this country

  • sho-mshan

    New ADSL ports..rolling on the ground laughin. 2la ystor

  • husam

    what about 3g from syriatell and mtn … regardless of the high price ofcourse , any one have an idea about its perfomence?