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Ogero's central station in Baalbeck-Hermel has been down for three days

Ogero's central station in Baalbeck-Hermel has been down for three days

State-owned telecommunication company Ogero. (Photo Credit: Philip Hage Boutros)

BEIRUT — The central station of the state-owned telecommunications operator Ogero in Baalbeck-Hermel was hit by an outage on Sunday, which resulted in a network outage in several localities in this region of the Bekaa, the company reported via its Twitter account.

According to the state-run National News Agency, the network has been cut for three consecutive days in that region, "for no known reason, while Ogero employees have not returned to work," despite a suspension of the strike announced on Friday and confirmed to L'Orient-Le Jour by caretaker Telecommunications Minister Johnny Corm.

Ogero, the company in charge of internet and fixed telephony in Lebanon, said on Twitter that the breakdown of the network at the central station in Baalbeck-Hermel "is due to a failure in the optical cables." It added that a maintenance team is working to repair the problem.

Since the Ogero employees' strike began on Aug. 30, numerous breakdowns and network cuts have occurred in several regions of Lebanon. The main causes are power cuts and the unavailability of diesel for the backup generators of some power plants, both common issues amid the country's now three-year-old economic crisis. 


BEIRUT — The central station of the state-owned telecommunications operator Ogero in Baalbeck-Hermel was hit by an outage on Sunday, which resulted in a network outage in several localities in this region of the Bekaa, the company reported via its Twitter account.According to the state-run National News Agency, the network has been cut for three consecutive days in that region, "for no known...