Lebanon Among The Three Worst Countries in Average Fixed Broadband Speeds -[2017]

The Speedtest Global Index ranks mobile and fixed broadband speeds from around the world on a monthly basis. As of July 2017, Lebanon ranked in 131st spot, out of 133! We're the worst ranked country in the region in terms of broadband speed. Funnily enough, the average speed is 3.67, which is a speed I'm still dreaming about to be honest LOL! In terms of mobile speed, we ranked in 61st spot with an average…

The First Batch of #Agrytech Startups Are Here

I've been meaning to shed more light on the startup scene and the whole ecosystem in Lebanon for quite some time now. Ever since the Circular 331 came to be, we've witnessed a rise in the number of startups, accelerators, VCs, startup competitions, hackathons and even co-working spaces. Beirut’s ecosystem has expanded and matured significantly in the last three or four years but there are still many challenges facing the startups and whether the whole…

iflix Launches in #Lebanon

6 months ago
The Asian-based video-on-demand service iflix has officially launched in Beirut last week and Lebanese users can already sign-up for a 30-day trial. For those of you who are not familiar with the service, Iflix was ...

Careem Now Available in Jounieh

6 months ago
Careem launched in Beirut two or three years ago if I’m not mistaken but they only recently started to market themselves properly. As of last week, Careem has announced that it’s launching in Jounieh. Being ...

Ogero Unleashes Open Speeds, Claims 60% of Users Affected

7 months ago
Yesterday around 11 PM, I asked a friend of mine in Daychounieh to do a speed test and he got twice the connection speed (3.8Mbps) he usually gets. In fact a lot of people were ...

10 Bad Excuses for Slow Internet You only Hear in #Lebanon

7 months ago
During the past few weeks, I pretty much spent my days and nights calling support to fix my internet, whether it was Ogero or Connect or Wise. While I was waiting for my Ogero cable ...

Should I Drop my DSL Connection Till Fiber Optics are Here?

7 months ago
Back when I was still living with my parents, our Ogero DSL connection was bad because the cables are old based on what the Ogero people told me back then (2011?). When I moved to ...

Synkers: The Uber/AirBnB of Private Tutors

7 months ago
Synkers is an awesome Lebanese startup that has been creating a lot of buzz in the past few months. I was at Synkers’ launch few months ago where they presented the app and the idea ...

Beirut Cultural Festivals Awarded Guinness World Record For Largest 3D projection

7 months ago
The Beirut Cultural Festivals kick off on June 28th and preparations are still underway for the two brilliant productions that will be exclusively orchestrated and executed by talented Lebanese musicians and artists, and will be ...

Review: Huawei Mate 9 Pro

8 months ago
I’ve been using the Mate 9 Pro for almost two months now and I can easily say that it’s Huawei’s best smartphone to date. Looking back at my disappointing Mate 8 experience a year ago, ...