Fiber Optics Finally Coming To Lebanon In 6 Months, Full LTE 4G Coverage Expected In 2 Years

After years of false promises, it looks like we are finally getting fiber optics in Lebanon. That's what Minister Harb announced today in a joint-press conference with Ogero CEO Abdul Moneim Youssef. I've been following up on this issue for quite some time and I even managed to meet with Minister Harb recently and with some people who are working closely on the project, and it looks like it's the real deal this time. In…

Lebanon’s Youngest Entrepreneur Jihad Kawas Is Among 2015 Thiel Fellows, Will Receive $100,000 To Drop Out Of College & Start A Company

I want that shirt - Picture from TEDxBeirut Few days ago, the Thiel Foundation announced its next class of 20 fast-tracked college dropouts to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates, and Lebanese Jihad Kawas is one of them. Kawas will be receiving $100,000 but more importantly a wealth of mentorship during the two-year program provided he drops out of college during this period. Jihad, who's only 17, is the founder of Saily, a…
Critiques

What’s Stopping Beirut From Becoming A Tech Hub For The Middle East?

1 year ago
via Executive-Magazine Mike Butcher (Techcrunch) believes that “Beirut is rapidly shaping up to be a powerhouse for startups in the Middle East”, and that “Lebanon is uniquely posed to generate startups which aim both at ...
Lebanon

Cellular Lines Starting 81 Will Soon Be Available In Lebanon

1 year ago
Telecom Minister Boutros Harb announced that he’s adding one million mobile lines (range starting 81) in order to meet the country’s growing demands for the next 25 years. The minister also asked “both mobile operators ...
Lebanon

Unlimited Night Traffic No Longer Free For IDM And Cyberia Internet Users

1 year ago
Cyberia and IDM are changing their unlimited night internet policy and turning it into a paid service starting May 2015. The aim of this new policy is to limit the abuse of a small number ...
Critiques

500MB Of Extra Data Consumption Costs As Much As A 10GB 3G/4G Plan In Lebanon

1 year ago
A year ago, I was still subscribed to the 1.5GB 3G mobile data plan but I was exceeding it by some 300-400MB a month. After Minister Boutros Harb approved the new 3G/4G rates my account ...
Lebanon

3layye wou 3leik: A Platform To Help Implement The New Traffic Law, Stop Wasta & Fix Roads

1 year ago
During one of the Arabnet panels last week, we had the chance to engage with the people behind the ISF and TMC twitter accounts and most of the tweets that I saw seemed to agree ...
Lebanon

Will We Ever See 5G In Lebanon?

1 year ago
It’s quite depressing to see countries planning to launch 5G services in the next 3-4 years while we are still struggling with our 4G speed and data plans and of course the lousy DSL. I ...
Information

First Hands-On Look At The Samsung #GalaxyS6 And #GalaxyS6Edge

1 year ago
Yesterday was the first time I attend a Samsung #Unpacked event and I personally enjoyed it. The event took place at the Centre de Convencions Internacional in Barcelona and it felt really good to take ...
Smart Phone

Samsung or iPhone? Which Is Better?

1 year ago
What do you think I should get? A Samsung or an iPhone? What about the LG did you try it? is the HTC any good? All these are questions I get asked most of the ...
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