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Now that Ogero's exchanges have been resupplied with fuel, internet service will improve: Kreidieh

Now that Ogero's exchanges have been resupplied with fuel, internet service will improve: Kreidieh

Ogero’s headquarters in Beirut. (Credit: Philippe Hage Boutros/L'Orient Today)

BEIRUT — Most of the telecommunication centers in Lebanon have now been supplied with fuel, and “the supply process continues to the rest of the centers,” Imad Kreidieh, chairman of state telecommunications provider Ogero announced Wednesday via Twitter.

Here’s what we know:

    • Speaking to L’Orient Today, Kreidieh explained that the fuel supply provided to the centers in Lebanon means that internet provision across the country will now improve and that disruptions akin to the past few days should cease.

    • “Although the connection issue is more related to mobile operators, Ogero connection is currently fine, mostly depending on power availability,” Kreidieh said.

    • Last weekend, Ogero announced service outages across swathes of Beirut due to diesel shortages.

    • According to Telecommunications Minister Johnny Corm and Kreidieh, the outrages occurred as a result of an administrative delay in the payment of additional funds allocated to the office by Parliament in December, due to the failure to replace one of the two Telecommunications Ministry accountants who must countersign the transfer order.

   • These recent outages come as Lebanon’s telecommunications companies struggle to maintain viable services in the face of an economic crisis in which fuel and operational costs have risen dramatically but service prices have remained largely unchanged.


BEIRUT — Most of the telecommunication centers in Lebanon have now been supplied with fuel, and “the supply process continues to the rest of the centers,” Imad Kreidieh, chairman of state telecommunications provider Ogero announced Wednesday via Twitter. Here’s what we know:    • Speaking to L’Orient Today, Kreidieh explained that the fuel supply provided to the centers in...