Picture taken from @Nicolasehnaoui
Telecom Minister Nicolas Sehnaoui has launched an online campaign few days ago blaming Ogero Chief Abdel Menhem Youssef for the internet slowness lately and asking him to release the bandwidth. Youssef hasn’t been answering any requests or calls lately according to the ministry and causing Lebanon monthly losses estimated at 750,000$.
Here are the alleged Facts and Figures being shared by the Telecom Ministry:
– 1,200 = number of E1 requests taken as a hostage by Abdelmenhem Youssef
– 750,000$ = Monthly losses suffered by Lebanon and caused by Abdelmenhem Youssef’s highjack of the bandwidth
– 25%= Percentage of total Internet Bandwidth being released due to Abdelmenhem Youssef’s refusal to abide
– 2/3 = Number of Council Members needed, by Law, to remove Abdelmenhem Youssef from his position
– 3 = Number of Job Positions occupied unlawfully by Abdelmenhem Youssef #FreeTheBandwidth #FtahElHanafiyye
Having said that, Abdel Menhem Youssef broke his silence yesterday and asked the Telecom Ministry for a permission to answer those “false” allegations and even went as far as asking to investigate these claims and accusations.
I don’t know whether he truly requires the minister’s permission to hold a press conference but he’s apparently playing it smart. If I were Sehnaoui, I would invite Youssef instead to a round table to discuss all these matters, put the differences behind and figure a way out.
That’s the only way that we will get somewhere.
how the hell can you sit on a round table with someone like youssef, his only target is not to allow the ministry succeed. I don’t know if his an administrative guy or a politician.
Najib why did you put such title which does not reflect the reality and the real situation, youssef is taking the internet and communication field in Lebanon as a hostage for political reasons.
This is why exactly I suggested that Sehnaoui invite him to a round table. If he refuses to show up and talk this through instead of throwing accusations in a press conference and then Sehnaoui answering etc etc, this will show who’s truly blocking and helping.
If he accepts to sit down and talk, it will be for the good of all of us too and Sehnaoui would have taken the initiative.
good suggestion. If everyone is so confident in their figures, let them all go public and be ready for scrutiny. Otherwise we could be dealing with selective presentation of the facts.
And as they argue, citizens pay the price. I’m on a “2mbps” connection but getting close to dial-up tonight: http://www.speedtest.net/result/2767272122.png
select a different server and retest. go for Alexandria, Egypt.
I’ve tried multiple servers in multiple countries from multiple locations in Lebanon over multiple years. I’m beginning think the problem is not with speed test.
they are all children
“…highjack of the bandwidth”.. A typo. Should be “Hijack”…
this means jack is high 😛
What’s everyone talking about?
I’m getting regular dl/ul speeds and latencies.