Ogero slashes international tariffs to combat illegal call services

5 May 2006

Lebanese state-owned fixed line operator Ogero’s recent decision to cut the cost of international voice calls by between 40% and 60% is widely seen as an attempt by the government to end illegal telephone services in the country. Local newspaper The Daily Star reports that, since the 15 April price drop, many small illegal phone centres have seen a drop in business, and have had to cut prices for their internet-based call services. Ogero has reported that overseas voice traffic has increased by 115% since it announced the cuts.

Lebanon, Ogero Telecom