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Lebanon introduces covid-19 health bot

Published 13 May 2020 15:34 CET | Lebanon

Lebanon's ministry of public health (MoPH)  has announced the roll out of a covid-19 health bot for citizens. The bot was developed by trakMD in collaboration with Microsoft, ...

Lebanese govt to take back Alfa and Touch ahead of new tender

Published 06 May 2020 10:56 CET | Lebanon

Lebanon's government has agreed to restore administration of the country's two mobile phone networks ahead of a new tender, Reuters reported, citing telecom minister Talal ...

Samsung Levant offers warranty extension and remote service

Published 17 Apr 2020 09:06 CET | Lebanon

Samsung Lebanon is offering to extend the warranty of its products for customers who can not get service, if their warranty expires during the movement restriction period ...

Alfa says customer enquiries return to 24-hour operation as staff work from home

Published 24 Mar 2020 11:11 CET | Lebanon

Lebanese operator Alfa said that its customer services are back to working around the clock on the 111 helpline, as well as through the Live Chat service and Alfa's accounts ...

Alfa launches DPI system from Yuvo

Published 25 Feb 2020 16:39 CET | Lebanon

Lebanon's mobile operator Alfa and Yuvo have launched the Netvee System, after the successful completion of the pilot phase. The launch marks a new level of innovation in the ...

Lebanon scraps WhatsApp fee amid violent protests

Published 21 Oct 2019 10:58 CET | Lebanon

Lebanon has scrapped a proposed monthly Whatsapp service fee after demonstrators and police clashed as thousands of people rallied against the government's handling of an ...

Ogero signs MoU with Dell for cloud project

Published 10 Oct 2019 12:48 CET | Lebanon

Lebanese operator Ogero has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dell Technologies, reports the National News Agency. The partnership will help Ogero implement ...

Finnfund invests USD 10 mln in IPT PowerTech to spread solar cell towers in Lebanon, Guinea

Published 09 Oct 2019 12:38 CET | Finland, Guinea, Lebanon

Finnish development financier and professional impact investor Finnfund said it is investing USD 10 million in IPT PowerTech Group to make telecommunications in Lebanon and ...

Zain Lebanon backs youth support by Mentor Arabia Foundation

Published 02 Oct 2019 11:13 CET | Lebanon

Zain Group and MBC al Amal have announced a partnership to support Mentor Arabia Foundation. They also announced the first visit to Lebanon of HM Queen Silvia of Sweden, ...

5G network starts operating at Beirut Airport

Published 30 Sep 2019 13:05 CET | Lebanon

A 5G mobile network service has begun at the Beirut Rafik Hariri International Airport, Naharnet reported. The airport is the first in the region to provide 5G service for ...

Touch launches first Lebanese 5G site at Beirut HQ

Published 20 Sep 2019 13:19 CET | Lebanon

Lebanese operator Touch said it has launched the country's first 5G mobile site at its headquarters in central Beirut. In tests, it has exceeded 1,400 Mbps at the site with ...

Vodafone Qatar adds Lebanon to passport pack

Published 01 Aug 2019 11:05 CET | Lebanon, Qatar

Vodafone Qatar said it has added Lebanon to its Passport Pack, just in time to benefit thousands of travelers heading home or visiting this popular destination during Eid Al ...

Lebanon mobile operators agree to cut roaming charges in Gulf

Published 09 Jul 2019 09:32 CET | Lebanon

Lebanon's mobile operators Alfa and Touch and their counterparts in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have agreed to significantly lower the cost of voice and data ...

Lebanon launches GovNet platform

Published 19 Jun 2019 11:45 CET | Lebanon

Lebanon's post and telecommunication ministry has launched a new platform called GovNet, geared towards improving the efficiency of government ministries, agencies and ...

Lebanon plans new international fibre cable

Published 18 Jun 2019 10:56 CET | Lebanon

Lebanon has plans for a new Internet submarine cable to link the country to Europe, BusinessNews.com.lb reported. Minister of Telecommunications Mohamad Choucair said the aim ...

Lebanese govt maintains cooperation with Huawei, plans tender for 2 new mobile providers

Published 14 Jun 2019 12:34 CET | Lebanon

Lebanese telecommunication minister Mohamad Choucair says recent US moves against Huawei will not affect Lebanon's cooperation with the Chinese firm, Xinhua reported. ...

Lebanese govt signs deal with Wonet for roaming data app

Published 07 Jun 2019 09:50 CET | Lebanon

Lebanon's ministry of telecommunication (MoT) has assigned the Switzerland-based company Wone, to provide a new Value Added Service (VAS) for roaming, reports Businessnews. ...

Ogero trials Nokia's fixed access network slicing

Published 05 Jun 2019 10:25 CET | Lebanon

Nokia said Lebanon fixed network services provider Ogero is among the first operators globally to commercially trial its Fixed Access Network Slicing (FANS). The system helps ...

Starz Play launches in Lebanon

Published 02 Apr 2019 14:36 CET | Lebanon

Subscription video-on-demand (SVoD) service Starz Play has announced the launch of its video streaming service in Lebanon. For USD 5.99 per month, it is offering 10,000 hours ...

Alfa Sports becomes available on Cablevision

Published 25 Feb 2019 14:49 CET | Lebanon

Lebanese operator Alfa said that the Alfa Sports app, the exclusive broadcaster of the Alfa Basketball and Volleyball Championships as well as other sports activities, is now ...

Touch offers 12 GB free data with Huawei Y7 Prime 2019 on new line

Published 18 Feb 2019 14:13 CET | Lebanon

Lebanese operator Touch, has tied up with Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) to launch a special bundle for the Huawei Y7 Prime 2019. It provides 12 GB of free data valid ...

Alfa opens stores in Solidere and Jbeil

Published 11 Feb 2019 11:22 CET | Lebanon

Lebanese operator Alfa has opened new stores in Solidere and Jbeil, bringing the total number of shops to fifteen. CEO and chairman Marwan Hayek said the expansion strategy ...

Touch, Fabricaid launch smart bins for clothing collection

Published 21 Dec 2018 14:44 CET | Lebanon

Lebanonese operator Touch has announced a partnership with FabricAid, a startup social enterprise specialised in second-hand clothing collection and redistribution, which it ...

Alfa and Nokia to deploy 4.5G Pro for gigabit speeds

Published 21 Nov 2018 15:13 CET | Lebanon

Nokia and Lebanese operator Alfa will deploy 4.5G Pro using the Nokia AirScale 5G-ready radio platform that was recently tested. The installation will enable Alfa to ...

HMD Global launches Nokia 6.1 in Lebanon

Published 01 Nov 2018 09:54 CET | Lebanon

HMD Global says it has introduced the Nokia 6.1in Lebanon for USD 199. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platform. The Nokia 6.1 is over 60 percent faster ...