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Telecommunication

The growing demand of IT and mobile services in Lebanon and the MENA region has driven massive investments in Lebanon’s telecom infrastructure, estimated to amount to USD 500 million by 2016. The sector has achieved remarkable growth in the past few years, driven by various policy initiatives and government decisions to modernize and support the expansion of the sector.

 

Moreover, the “Lebanon 2020 Digital Telecom Vision” project, launched on July 1st 2015, plans to make ­fiber-optic connectivity as well as 5G connections available throughout the country by the year 2020.

FIXED TELEPHONY

Day-to-day operations in fixed telephony are carried out by the state-owned enterprise OGERO, the only entity responsible for fixed telecom operations in the country. Fixed telephone penetration rate reached 19.19%in 2015.

 

FIXED TELEPHONE SUBSCRIPTIONS IN SELECTED ARAB COUNTRIES (subscriptions per 100 inhabitants | 2015)

Source: International Telecommunications Union, 2016

Day-to-day operations in fixed telephony are carried out by the state-owned enterprise OGERO, the only entity responsible for fixed telecom operations in the country. Fixed telephone penetration rate reached 19.19%in 2015.

 

FIXED TELEPHONE SUBSCRIPTIONS IN SELECTED ARAB COUNTRIES (subscriptions per 100 inhabitants | 2015)

Source: International Telecommunications Union, 2016

MOBILE TELEPHONY

Mobile networks in Lebanon are owned and regulated by the Ministry of Telecommunications, and managed by 2 private sector operators. Orascom Telecom and Zain are the network managers for MC1 (Alfa) and MC2 (Touch).  In 2011, 3G services were launched to cover most of the country. Today, mobile broadband services cover around 90% of Lebanon with a capacity of 33 gigabytes per second.

Mobile- cellular telephone subscriptions amounted to 4.5 million in 2015.

  

MOBILE-CELLULAR TELEPHONE SUBSCRIPTIONS IN SELECTED ARAB COUNTRIES (subscriptions per 100 inhabitants | 2015)

MOBILE-CELLULAR TELEPHONE SUBSCRIPTIONS IN SELECTED ARAB COUNTRIES (subscriptions per 100 inhabitants | 2015)

Source: International Telecommunication Union, 2016

Mobile networks in Lebanon are owned and regulated by the Ministry of Telecommunications, and managed by 2 private sector operators. Orascom Telecom and Zain are the network managers for MC1 (Alfa) and MC2 (Touch).  In 2011, 3G services were launched to cover most of the country. Today, mobile broadband services cover around 90% of Lebanon with a capacity of 33 gigabytes per second.

Mobile- cellular telephone subscriptions amounted to 4.5 million in 2015.

  

MOBILE-CELLULAR TELEPHONE SUBSCRIPTIONS IN SELECTED ARAB COUNTRIES (subscriptions per 100 inhabitants | 2015)

MOBILE-CELLULAR TELEPHONE SUBSCRIPTIONS IN SELECTED ARAB COUNTRIES (subscriptions per 100 inhabitants | 2015)

Source: International Telecommunication Union, 2016

BROADBAND

By the end of 2010, Internet and wireless broadband services were provided to both residential and corporate users in Lebanon by 30 licensed Internet Service Providers. Fixed broadband penetration rates reached 22.76% in 2015, the highest in the region.

 

FIXED BROADBAND PENETRATION IN SELECTED ARAB COUNTRIES (subscriptions per 100 inhabitants | 2015)

FIXED BROADBAND PENETRATION IN SELECTED ARAB COUNTRIES (subscriptions per 100 inhabitants | 2015)

Source: International Telecommunication Union, The Broadband Commission for Digital Development, The state of broadband 2015: broadband as a foundation for sustainable development, September 2015

 

ACTIVE MOBILE BROADBAND PENETRATION IN SELECTED ARAB COUNTRIES (subscriptions per 100 inhabitants | 2015)ACTIVE MOBILE BROADBAND PENETRATION IN SELECTED ARAB COUNTRIES (subscriptions per 100 inhabitants | 2014)

Source: International Telecommunication Union, The Broadband Commission for Digital Development, The state of broadband 2015: broadband as a foundation for sustainable development, September 2015

 

PERCENTAGE OF INDIVIDUALS USING THE INTERNET IN SELECTED ARAB COUNTRIES (%| 2015)PERCENTAGE OF INDIVIDUALS USING THE INTERNET IN SELECTED ARAB COUNTRIES (%| 2014)

Source: International Telecommunication Union, The Broadband Commission for Digital Development, The state of broadband 2015: broadband as a foundation for sustainable development, September 2015

 

PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLDS WITH INTERNET IN SELECTED ARAB COUNTRIES (%| 2015)PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLDS WITH INTERNET IN SELECTED ARAB COUNTRIES (%| 2014)

Source: International Telecommunication Union, The Broadband Commission for Digital Development, The state of broadband 2015: broadband as a foundation for sustainable development, September 2015

By the end of 2010, Internet and wireless broadband services were provided to both residential and corporate users in Lebanon by 30 licensed Internet Service Providers. Fixed broadband penetration rates reached 22.76% in 2015, the highest in the region.

 

FIXED BROADBAND PENETRATION IN SELECTED ARAB COUNTRIES (subscriptions per 100 inhabitants | 2015)

FIXED BROADBAND PENETRATION IN SELECTED ARAB COUNTRIES (subscriptions per 100 inhabitants | 2015)

Source: International Telecommunication Union, The Broadband Commission for Digital Development, The state of broadband 2015: broadband as a foundation for sustainable development, September 2015

 

ACTIVE MOBILE BROADBAND PENETRATION IN SELECTED ARAB COUNTRIES (subscriptions per 100 inhabitants | 2015)ACTIVE MOBILE BROADBAND PENETRATION IN SELECTED ARAB COUNTRIES (subscriptions per 100 inhabitants | 2014)

Source: International Telecommunication Union, The Broadband Commission for Digital Development, The state of broadband 2015: broadband as a foundation for sustainable development, September 2015

 

PERCENTAGE OF INDIVIDUALS USING THE INTERNET IN SELECTED ARAB COUNTRIES (%| 2015)PERCENTAGE OF INDIVIDUALS USING THE INTERNET IN SELECTED ARAB COUNTRIES (%| 2014)

Source: International Telecommunication Union, The Broadband Commission for Digital Development, The state of broadband 2015: broadband as a foundation for sustainable development, September 2015

 

PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLDS WITH INTERNET IN SELECTED ARAB COUNTRIES (%| 2015)PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLDS WITH INTERNET IN SELECTED ARAB COUNTRIES (%| 2014)

Source: International Telecommunication Union, The Broadband Commission for Digital Development, The state of broadband 2015: broadband as a foundation for sustainable development, September 2015

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