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In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, H.E. Jamal Jarrah, Lebanese Telecommunications Minister, talked about the latest achievements done so far starting by changing centers all over the regions in Lebanon, to adding 200 thousand landlines, to significantly decreasing internet prices.

H.E. talked about collaborating with Ogero by starting a strong campaign to repair all network failures, which will provide the quality of services required. These reforms have been accompanied by the installation of new cabinets in most Lebanese territories, so that the capacity reaches the neighborhoods and houses, and this is only a temporary solution to reach a radical one that requires them to reach Fiber to Cabinet (FTTC).

Jarrah also promised that over the next three months we will see significant and serious changes in the Fiber to the Cabinets network that will work soon and that they are directed towards the implementation of 5G networks and the Internet of things.

Jarrah praised the efforts done by Ogero's new Director General, Imad Kreidieh in deploying tireless efforts to face all the challenges and responsibilities that he has to assume at the level of enhancing networks, fixing lines and providing DSL to houses.

As for Global Data Services, Jarrah revealed that the company has the right to move data in conformity with a decree signed by the Council of Ministers. It is already doing so through microwaves and copper, the only difference today is that it wants to move data through fiber optics in accordance with a decree and an agreement signed by former Director General of Ogero, Aabdel Menhem Youssef.

And regarding the controversy that happened in choosing InMobiles to handle the registration of Lebanese numbers and devices, H.E. said that the company provided the Ministry with a flexible and fast solution to the registration of mobile phone numbers rather than the old system, which was very complex, ensuring that the data is preserved safely at the Ministry and the citizens' privacy is well protected.

Stay tuned for the full interview with H.E. Jamal Jarrah in Telecom Review's July issue!