Regulating Lebanon: an end to the bickering

16 Jun 2003

The Lebanese government is looking to revamp its Information and Telecommunication Technology (ICT) industry through the creation of a new telecom regulatory body. Despite Lebanon’s history of political intrusion into the business sectors, the new agency will be self-governing and consequently free from political bickering. The absence of political influence is hoped to initiate a long-awaited boom for the local and regional ICT market. Lebanon’s telecommunication minister Jean Louis Qordahi is looking for Lebanon to become the ICT hub of the Middle East and North Africa.