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#51 April 30 2012

Raficoo
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Minister Sehnaoui (Facebook) - April 30 Announcements

Share: For all those that missed today's numerous big announcements, here is a summary:

- New Blackberry Offers: Instead of paying 27$ for 200MB => BB SOCIAL 200MB for 8$ | BB COMPLETE 200MB for 12$ | BIS 500MB for 24$
- New 3G Offers will be announced in approximately 2 weeks
- Unlimited Night Traffic was signed by the President and should be published in Official Gazette this Thursday
- This Thursday I will be on Kalem El Nees with @Marcel_Ghanem to give all the answers and provide a detailed reply on all the accusations

The plans' details can be found in here:
http://www.mtctouch.com.lb/autoforms/po … y%20Offers

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#52 July 5 2012

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The Daily Star - Lebanon Internet outages linger

A statement released by the ministry said that the IMEWE cable – a submarine fiber optic cable linking Lebanon to international Internet capacities - was severed at a junction 50 kilometers from the coast of northern Egyptian city of Alexandria and affected eight other countries.

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#53 November 5 2012

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Nicolas Sehnaoui: November 2012 Update.

Nicolas Sehnaoui wrote:

Many of you heard of our opening of the new Fiber Optics center in Beirut but asked me to explain more about it.

Tonight I'd like to take a moment and tell you more about this new achievement and where it falls in our national Fiber Optics Plan.

It's the Network Operation Control NOC that we opened simultaneously with the activation of the first Fiber Optic Ring of Greater Beirut Area linking 26 co's.

It is situated in Nahr Area and will allow teams to monitor and control the Fiber Optics network that is being installed all over Lebanon.

The first users to benefit from this 1st Ring in a few months will be the Heavy Users like Educational, Medical and Governmental Institutions.

These Heavy Users will have access to a speed 10 to 20 times faster than current DSL.

Remaining 12 rings will be activated from now till April 2013 and they will connect around 300 Centrales by a strong network of Fiber Optics.

When all Rings are active we will immediatly start equipping villages where there is currently no DSL with the proper equipment.

FTTH (Fiber to the Home) will connect the Citizens directly to this Fiber Optics network and will allow for a totally new level of connectivity.

FTTH tender will be launched on Jan/Feb 2013 to allow a quick Implementation kick off.

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#54 January 2 2013

kareem_nasser
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Minister Sehnaoui (Facebook) - Expectations for 2013:

Minister Sehnaoui wrote:

في السنة ٢٠١٣ أتوقع ان نأخذ القطاع إلى مستوى القرن ٢١، مع ١٠ خطوات ملموسة:

توقع ٢٠١٣ # 1 - تحسين نوعية الجيل الثالث 3G مع تنفيذ برنامج Deep Indoor Expansion

توقع ٢٠١٣ # 2 – نشر الجيل الرابع 4G في المدن الرئيسية

توقع ٢٠١٣ # 3 – اطلاق مناقصة مشروع الألياف إلى المنازل (FTTH)، وبدء ربط المستخدمين بشبكة الألياف البصرية

توقع ٢٠١٣ # 4 - تجهيز ما تبقى من السنترالات الـ 130 بالقدرة على بيع خدمات الانتنت السريع DSL

توقع ٢٠١٣ # 5 - توفير تكنولوجيا VDSL ووضع نظام التعرفة الخاص بها، وهي تتيح لـ 75% من المشتركين الذين يقطنون او يعملون في اماكن يقل بعدها عن السنترالات عن الكيلومترين، الحصول على سرعات أعلى.

توقع ٢٠١٣ # 6 - إطلاق مناقصة دولية لعقدي إدارة شركتي الخليوي

توقع ٢٠١٣ # 7 - وضع الصيغة النهائية مع قبرص لشراء 700 جيغابيت على الكابل الكسندروس

توقع ٢٠١٣ # 8 - زيادة القدرة الاستهلاكية لمشتركي الجيل الثالث 3G، بواقع مرتين وبالسعر نفسه

توقع ٢٠١٣ # 9 - بدء ربط المشتركين ذات الاستخدام العالي Heavy Users بشبكة الألياف البصرية

توقع ٢٠١٣ # 10 - نشر الـ active cabinets التي تتيح لـ 25٪ من المشتركين الذين يقطنون او يعملون في اماكن تبعد اكثر من كيلومترين عن السنترال، الاستحصال على الانترنت السريع DSL بالسرعة العادية

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#55 March 11 2013

DG
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Minister Sehnaoui (Facebook) - Good News and Announcements:

Minister Sehnaoui wrote:

- Lebanon purchased 24% of Alexandros submarine cable connecting Cyprus with France.

This agreement opens up for Lebanon an additional 700 Gbps capacity.

This agreement provides Lebanon with international connectivity redundancy.

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#56 April 3 2013

Raficoo
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The Daily Star - Lebanon Internet speed to rise to 20 megabits per second

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s Internet connection speeds could leap to 20 megabits per second within the next three months, the chairman of a major ISP told The Daily Star, as the country climbed 10 places on a global Internet speed ranking.

Maroun Chammas, chairman of IDM, said the upgrade would result from several developments, including additional international capacity purchased recently by Lebanon, and the gradually expanding fiber optics infrastructure.

“Within months we will be able to reach 20 Mbps and, in the near future, the speeds will go up even higher in the future ... albeit if all the initiatives take place in a timely way,” he said.

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#57 April 3 2013

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xazbrat wrote:

Daily Star-- Sehnaoui: Further Internet bandwidth in coming weeks

BEIRUT: Telecommunications Minister Nicolas Sehnaoui announced Tuesday plans to boost the country’s high-speed Internet capacity to 33Gbit/s and said he submitted to Cabinet plans to reduce the charges of extra consumption on DSL usage.

Sehnaoui, who spoke at Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK), said Internet capacity had been upgraded substantially since his taking office and unveiled further plans to boost capacity by 10Gbit/s from the present 23Gbit/s.

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Business/Le … econd.ashx

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#58 August 16 2013

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27/07/2013
Telecom Minister Nicolas Sehnaoui said that more than half of Lebanon’s telephone substations were linked to a long-awaited fiber-optics network, and vowed to extend coverage to the remaining areas within the next six months. “After two years of work, the fiber optics network is ready in 170 telephone areas, and we sent a letter to [state-run telephone land line operator] OGERO to detail their financial and technical requirements to expand it to the remaining areas, which do not yet have DSL,” he said.

The minister said that around six months were needed before some 500,000 households in 541 towns covered by 118 stations would benefit from the expansion of the network.

“The project is a part of balanced development … and no Lebanese will be without fast Internet by the end of the year,” Sehnaoui said.

Average Internet speed in Lebanon stands currently at 2.62 Mbps.
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FTTH is almost here, few months away hopefully!

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#59 November 22 2013

samer
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Nicolas Rouhana (Spokesperson of BeirutIX) - 20 November 2013

What a pretty sight.. Finally fiber to @BeirutIX @berytech ;) #Internet #eXchange #Lebanon cc @NicolaSehnaoui
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#60 March 21 2014

Raficoo
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The Daily Star - Harb seeks better deal for Lebanese on cellphone bills

Two relevant statements from the article:

The minister intends to hold a news conference next Wednesday to unveil his plans for the sector.

Sources said that Harb plans to increase the speed of the Internet in Lebanon, which is among the slowest in the world.

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#61 March 25 2014

Raficoo
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ministryinfo on 24 March, 2014. - View


وزير الإتصالات سيُعلن في مؤتمر صحافي الأسبوع المقبل خفض تعرفة المكالمات الهاتفية العادية والخلوية وتسريع الإنترنت .

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#62 March 26 2014

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From the minister's press conference on 26 March, 2014 - View

Nothing specific about internet speed increases, however this was stated:


تحسين الخدمات للمواطنين يتضمن دراسة إمكانية حزمة أنترنت دون سقف ودون حدود للإستهلاك، بحيث يستفيد منها حوالي /330,000/ مشترك أنترنت حالياً

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#63 April 15 2014

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From the minister's Twitter - View



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From his Facebook - View

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Lebanon’s Telecom Minister in A Hurry to Ring the Changes - View

(...)
“I hope to get higher [internet] speed within a month. The fiber optic cable is already done. In a month we’ll have results.”
(...)
Mr. Harb said his next project is to work on a lump sum monthly payment for Lebanese internet subscribers, allowing unlimited online sessions (rather than the current system in which they pay for their time spent online), similar to what has been available in the West for the past 20 years.
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Mr. Harb also acknowledges that he probably won’t accomplish nearly as much as he wants during his short allotted time at his post. “I’d like to implement Law 431.”

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#64 May 16 2014

Raficoo
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Minister's new DSL plans - View

There is alot of details considering the internet and cellphone talk cost cuts, however this table at the end of the article shows the old and new proposed DSL plans


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#65 May 16 2014

nosense
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https://twitter.com/Harb_Boutros/status … 4506923008

Boutros Harb wrote:

All details will be announced during a press conference on Friday 23 of May at 10 Am

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#66 May 17 2014

Monkey D. Luffy
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http://stateofmind13.com/2014/05/16/leb … haul-soon/

If the above plans get approved, we would finally have an unlimited internet plan for the price of what I’m subscribed to right now. Moreover, quotas would be increased substantially and extra usage made even cheaper.

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#67 June 25 2014

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http://www.executive-magazine.com/econo … l-capacity

Will speeds really jump?

The new packages promise connection speeds starting at 2 Mb/s and going as high as over 8 Mb/s, according to a press conference the ministry held in late May. For around 30 percent of the 300,000 households with fixed line broadband connections, such speeds are not even possible.
After years of delay, Lebanon finally has all of its central offices connected by fiber optic cables, Chebaro says. This means the country now has a network backbone capable of ultra-high speeds. The project, announced in October 2010, was initially valued at $40 million.
(…)

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#68 August 12 2014

Raficoo
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The Daily Star - Harb vows to boost Internet speeds

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s telecommunications minister promised to boost the average Internet connection speed across the country in “a couple of months” after the implementation of a set of measures aimed at regulating the sector.

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#69 August 29 2014

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Harb promises faster Internet within a few weeks

Telecommunications Minister Boutros Harb denied Friday allegations that Lebanon’s Internet speed had deteriorated significantly since he assumed office and promised that the service would improve in the coming few weeks.

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#70 September 6 2014

Raficoo
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The Daily Star - Harb unveils plan to upgrade broadband

BEIRUT: Telecommunications Minister Boutros Harb Friday unveiled a new strategy to modernize and upgrade the fiber optics network in order to increase the Internet speed.

Speaking at a news conference at the Telecommunications Ministry, the minister said the project involves replacing the current copper network with fiber optics cables. Eventually these will reach all houses, residential units, offices, buildings and sidewalks.

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#71 May 31 2015

Raficoo
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Minister Boutros Harb (Twitter) - May 27 Interview

أفهم صرخة الناس وشكاويهم بسبب الإنترنت والإتصالات. ولست قديسا لأقوم بالعجائب لكن أعتمد خطة تناسب الناس كي يصل الإنترنت لكل المناطق
Boutros HARB @Harb_Boutros May 27

الخطة الاستراتيجية للاتصالات ستطرح خلال الاسبوعين المقبلين
Boutros HARB @Harb_Boutros May 27

الخطة التي سنطرحها لتحسين قطاع الاتصالات هي خطة جدية تمتد على خمس سنوات تستند على التخطيط وليس على العمل العشوائي
Boutros HARB @Harb_Boutros May 27

Quick translation:

I understand the cry of the people and their complaints because of the Internet and telecommunications. And I'm not a saint of wonders but adopted a plan suit up people to the Internet for all regions
Boutros HARBHarb_Boutros May 27

Strategic Plan for Communications will be addressed during the next two weeks
Boutros HARBHarb_Boutros May 27

The plan, which will put it to improve communications sector is serious plan extends over five years based on the planning, not the random work
Boutros HARBHarb_Boutros May 27

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#72 July 21 2015

Shaun
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http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Business/Lo … -2020.ashx - (The Daily Star, July 2 2015)

FTTH deployment plans and VDSL2 upgrade, details soon™.

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#73 July 21 2015

samer
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Some posts were deleted. As per the OP:

Please limit yourself to posting articles, not questions or comments.

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#74 August 5 2015

DG
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Minister Harb's speech: Lebanon Telecom Vision 2020

Scroll down to the bottom of the page where you will find the video:
http://frederictech.com/lebanon-telecom … -internet/

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#75 August 21 2016

m_zeid
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It's an old article, but I have just read it and thought it worth sharing if it was not mentioned here before.

Four reasons Lebanon’s internet is so slow
http://www.executive-magazine.com/econo … is-so-slow

1. The brand new fiber optic network is not on
2. The last mile
3. Bottleneck in the E1 lines
4.  The high prices

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