However, at a press conference on Wednesday, Nadim Khater, chief commercial officer for mtc touch, said that during the companyâ€™s month-long test phase, users in Beirut saw an average download speed of 4.3 Mbps. There were only 2,000 customers testing the network.
When asked if he thought the speeds would go down as more users subscribe, he said, â€œAbsolutely.â€ [Link]
The question remains: How low will the speeds get as more users subscribe? That remains to be seen in the next few weeks.
In other related news, Internet users throughout Lebanon experienced a major slow-down Monday morning, as the country lost the connection to its primary underwater India-Middle East-Western Europe (IMEWE) cable. [Link]
From what I know, there should always be a backup cable for such cases. Seems we don’t have one. It would be nice to see Sehnaoui doing press conferences when something’s going wrong, not just when announcing new releases or good news. It will definitely make him more credible if he shares the ministry’s issues with the concerned Lebanese.
just for you information we do have a backup cable (a land line) and all the traffic has been redirected to it .
please do some research before posting nonsense opinions.
by the way the minister was on TV (LBC) yesterday @10:30 AM in nharkoum saiid and explained the problem
sorry but going on one tv show does not really qualify as an “announcement”
cool mtc touch ad:
Much better than Alfa’s toni baroud!
The main reason for not having decent public services in Lebanon (Internet, Electricity, Water, Public transportation etc.. ) is the lack in social Movement and social Mobilization, we see people mobilized to support one of their preferred leaders, we see thousands of people going on the ground to shout “bel rou7 bel damm” but we never see people taking the ground to force the Authorities to get a decent internet service at a respectable and logical price!
Moreover, even the internet space left to some Lebanese to express their opinions and views, Abdel Hadi Mahfouz is doing everything to close it!