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Lebanon - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
|Lebanon - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses|
Published: April 4, 2022
Delivery time: 1-2 business days
Lebanon’s newly installed government has a range of economic difficulties to address, not least being to create conditions by which the country’s telcos can function effectively, and so provide telecom services.
Some progress had been made in recent months, with the Ministry of Telecommunications having taken over management of the MNOs Alfa and Touch Lebanon. There has also been some success with the government’s 2020 Telecom Vision initiative, aimed at improving telecoms infrastructure. The initiative was intended to make Lebanon fully connected to fibre networks by the end of 2020, and to have national LTE coverage in preparation for the development of 5G. In addition, funds were allocated to upgrade some existing DSL networks with o VDSL2 technology. The Ministry set aside around $700 million for the initiative, but its hope to attract additional foreign investment has been hampered by the poor economic conditions, and the goals have only partially been reached.