DSL due in March/April, ‘European’ prices promised

4 Jan 2006

Lebanon’s first DSL service will offer high speed internet at European prices, the country’s telecoms minister has claimed. Lebanon will launch a DSL service in March or April to meet pent up demand for broadband internet access. Government-owned telecoms operator Ogero says that although it has had the technology up and running for a long time, problems with sorting out regulations and licences for DSL providers have delayed a full-blown launch. The initial service is due to offer download speeds of up to 512kbps for less than USD50 a month. There are currently around 200,000 internet users in Lebanon.

Lebanon, Ogero Telecom