Lebanon to crack down on illegal ISPs

14 Mar 2016

Lebanese newspaper The Daily Star reports that Telecommunications Minister Boutros Harb has declared a crackdown against illegal ISPs in the country, acting on government information that certain (unnamed) parties have been extending cross-border internet access services via illegal networks, which prompted the telecoms ministry to lodge a complaint with the public prosecutor. Hasan Fadlallah, the head of the Lebanese parliamentary media and telecoms committee, was quoted as claiming that the country’s security was being threatened by potential foreign infiltration or spying because the anonymous companies in question had installed network equipment to access the internet from abroad and provide unlicensed web services.

Lebanon, Ministry of Telecommunications (MoT)