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#5601 last month

DG

Re: Internet in Lebanon - General Questions

Thanks for the reply. I just called them and they said I have to send a "location" ping from the apartment's location  (the one I wish to rent or  buy) so they can perform a coverage test. And there's a one time initial fee of around 220 USD.

The problem is, I still haven't decided where I wish to buy or rent.

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#5602 last month

rolf

Re: Internet in Lebanon - General Questions

What is the average connection speed in Lebanon at the moment?
What can I expect, speed-wise, and reliability wise? Any other quirks?
I'm talking about DSL-type connections, not "neighborhood cable" or others.
Thank you.

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#5603 last month

Doom

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SNR vary between buildings, but for most of us here speeds aren't stable.

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#5604 last month

rolf

Re: Internet in Lebanon - General Questions

7 Mbps, is this number realistic in your opinion and in your experience as a end user? Thank you.

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#5605 last month

Doom

Re: Internet in Lebanon - General Questions

rolf wrote:

7 Mbps, is this number realistic in your opinion and in your experience as a end user? Thank you.

I live in an average neighborhood near a city(1.8km~ away from central),my internet speed hovers between 5mbps and 11mbps (the fluctuation is probably caused by poor cable isolation from the building).So yes, that number is realistic for me,ASSSUMING the user is living in/near a city.

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#5606 last month

Mayyad

Re: Internet in Lebanon - General Questions

rolf wrote:

7 Mbps, is this number realistic in your opinion and in your experience as a end user? Thank you.

Hi
Ogero provide speed test for landlines, it is reasonably accurate, it will give you the Internet speed delivered to ogero box in your building.

Just enter your landline number and it will give you the speed of your line.

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#5607 last month

Hybrid

Re: Internet in Lebanon - General Questions

I get around 14 Mbps on open speed during the day, sometimes more. Sin El Fil centrale

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#5608 last month

ManOwaRR

Re: Internet in Lebanon - General Questions

nothing to be proud off , we still one of the worst countries  if not the worst  , and   one of the most  expensive , wake me up  when we have 50+ mb everywhere and with reasonable    prices .

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#5609 last month

DG

Re: Internet in Lebanon - General Questions

@ManOwaRR, "50+ mb everywhere" ? Dude I have been looking for a new apartment (relatively new building 10 years or less with a phone line to use DSL).

Sad reality is, this combination does NOT seem to exist in this country. You either need to rent / buy an apartment that is older than 20 years or so to find something with a phone line OR you can buy a new apartment in a new building and reminisce about the times you had DSL internet in your old apartment.

I have been looking for more than 2 months with no luck. Might as well take a risk and buy a new apartment and try Terranet's Agogo WDSL service. But I fear that, if I do that, I might get stuck in that apartment for a very long time with no DSL (especially when FTC becomes widely available).

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#5610 last month

ahk40a

Re: Internet in Lebanon - General Questions

Whenever FTTC is deployed, I emphasis on Whenever, it will be relatively easy to connect new building to the phone network. They will not be having any issues connecting the new building to the neighborhood cabinet compared to the area's or district's CO.

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#5611 last month

DG

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I thought that it will be easy (and a phone box in the building would become unnecessary) only when FTTH (to the home) is available.

As even when FTTC becomes a thing, you will still need your building to have a phone box (3elbit telephones) to be able to benefit from this.

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#5612 last month

ahk40a

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Yes I agree with you, but relatively it will be easy to have a box once you have FTTC in your area. They will have to pull a cable from the building the manhole in front of your building and through the conduits into the cabinet. Now they still have to have a space in the cabinet's primary and secondary cables that could be full. By using the fiber they eliminate the primary cable that runs all the way to the Central Office.

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#5613 3 weeks ago

Ari

Re: Internet in Lebanon - General Questions

i am dealing with a company called fast2serve in jbeil. they are one of the best!  i am 16 k.m away from their base, using microwave technology as ogero's switch in our town is old thus slow. i always get pings ranging 15 to 50 and download speed of 5.5-6 Mbps and uploads of 4. but seriously thinking to change it to ogero's fiber optic when they deploy it here in q4 2019 as my home is only 150 meters away from the switch and have direct underground cable with it! what do you think ? should i change ?or stay with the stable one ?

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#5614 3 weeks ago

ahk40a

Re: Internet in Lebanon - General Questions

Ari wrote:

i am dealing with a company called fast2serve in jbeil. they are one of the best!  i am 16 k.m away from their base, using microwave technology as ogero's switch in our town is old thus slow. i always get pings ranging 15 to 50 and download speed of 5.5-6 Mbps and uploads of 4. but seriously thinking to change it to ogero's fiber optic when they deploy it here in q4 2019 as my home is only 150 meters away from the switch and have direct underground cable with it! what do you think ? should i change ?or stay with the stable one ?

Once VDSL2 is deployed in your area, I would definitely recommend going with it. It would be more stable than broadband. Speeds would be 100 Mbit/s at up to 500 meters, and you might get even more if they don't throttle it.

Again, this will be subject to pricing and caps that you have to refer to.

Eventhough you have direct link to the cabinet, it doesn't mean that you might get the best of the speed. It all relies on the cable quality, cabling quality and loops inside your premises and the induced noise generated in your building, such as elevators.

I have faced such an issue, if I connect the telephone jack loop inside the house, the speeds drops from 7Mbps to 2Mbps.

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#5615 2 weeks ago

rolf

Re: Internet in Lebanon - General Questions

Hybrid wrote:

I get around 14 Mbps on open speed during the day, sometimes more. Sin El Fil centrale

Thank you

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