Telecoms news from Lebanon
A former telecoms engineer who was arrested by the Lebanese security forces under allegations of spying for Israel is reported to have started a hunger strike in protest at his detention. ...more.
Nearly three-quarters of all mobile phones in use in Lebanon have been smuggled in the country, the government has claimed. ...more.
Ericsson is expanding its existing offices in Beirut, Lebanon to boost its capacity to support BSS capabilities. ...more.
The Lebanese government has again extended the operating concessions for the country's two mobile networks as it works on long-delayed plans to revamp the market. ...more.
Lebanon's government has approved a temporary one-month extension to the concession licenses for the country's two mobile networks, Alfa and Touch. ...more.
Lebanon's government has dropped the long-stalled plans to privatise the two state-owned mobile networks in favour of a shake-up of the mobile market. ...more.
Lebanese mobile network, Alfa -- which is managed under license by Orascom Telecom -- says that it has carried out its first LTE lab tests. ...more.
Two employees of the Lebanese landline network, Ogero have been arrested and charged with spying for Israel. ...more.
Lebanese mobile network operator, Alfa says that it has been able to resume its network in Chekka, Anfeh and Herri. ...more.
A former employee at the Lebanese mobile phone network, Alfa has been sentenced to seven years of hard labor in prison for collaborating with Israel. ...more.
Lebanon's government has announced that the country's two mobile networks will be formally permitted to launch 3G services following several delays. ...more.
Lebanon's interim Telecoms Minister, Charbel Nahhas has confirmed that the country's two mobile networks will launch their 3G services by the middle of this summer. ...more.
Lebanon's Interior Minister Ziad Baroud resigned last week following a bizarre incident when the caretaker Telecoms Minister Sharbel Nahas was blocked from entering a building accused of operating a mobile network without authorisation from the government. ...more.
Lebanese internet service provider (ISP), Cedarcom has confirmed earlier suggestions and is launching legal action against the country's two mobile networks to stop them deploying 3G networks. ...more.
A Lebanese Internet Service Provider has threatened to sue the government over the deployment of 3G mobile networks in the country saying that it hampers the ability of private networks to compete with the state-owned mobile networks. ...more.
Lebanon based mobile network operator, Alfa says that it has signed a network expansion contract with Ericsson for the deployment of a 3G network in the country. ...more.
Orascom Telecom has signed a one-year extension to its ongoing management contract to look after the Lebanese mobile network, Alfa. ...more.
Egyptian authorities have charged a local businessman and two Israelis for recruiting telecoms workers in Egypt, Syria, and Lebanon to spy for Israeli intelligence, a State Security prosecutor said Monday. ...more.
The Lebanese government has extended the management contract for the local mobile network, Alfa with Orascom Telecom Holdings (OTH) until January 2011. ...more.
The Lebanese security services are reported to have arrested a third telecoms employee in a wide ranging clamp-down on spying in the country. ...more.