ADSL upgrade reaches 56 regions

6 Dec 2011

Lebanon’s PSTN operator Ogero has reported that progress continues in its upgrade of ADSL speeds across the country, with 56 regions now receiving internet speeds of at least 1Mbps following its most recent equipment installations carried out in eight additional areas. A statement issued by the telco on Sunday and reported by the Daily Star newspaper said that subscribers in Bekfaya, Kfaryassine, Byblos, Baalbek, Baabda, Souk al-Gharb, Chim and Chekka would benefit from the upgrade from Tuesday onwards. As reported in CommsUpdate, recent upgrades to international internet connections made faster broadband speeds available in Lebanon since 1 October, while Ogero’s retail and wholesale ADSL prices have come down in line with a government decree issued the previous month, but some areas are still waiting to access faster speeds because the necessary improvements to local infrastructure are still pending. Ogero has made a point of explaining that it has implemented equipment rollouts as and when government funding has become available.

Lebanon, Ogero Telecom