Lebanese Internet : Rotting on the Vine
Ogero’s Director-General Abdel-Moneim Youssef is at it again, doing all that he can to undermine the current government – this time, by withholding bandwidth capacity from Lebanon’s two mobile phone companies.
Is it a political decision? A pattern of behavior? Or simply a form of bullying?
Perhaps it’s all three. For at the management of Ogero – the main operational arm of the ministry of telecommunications – every imaginable form of obstruction of public services in this sector is being practiced.
Now, the latest exploits of Ogero’s management involve withholding international bandwidth capacities required for Internet access from the two mobile phone service providers in order to force them into purchasing additional bandwidth from the market, resulting in lost revenues for the public treasury.
Si tu veux faire de l’internet pendant tes vacances au Liban, tu ferais bien d’acheter des pigeons voyageurs.