The Lebanese cabinet has approved to transfer the management of Alfa and touch from Orascom TMT and Zain respectively, to the ministry of telecommunications while preserving the legal entities of MIC1 and MIC2 to maintain both state-owned companies’ economic and market value and guarantee business continuity. This decision will not affect employees’ status and the services both operators offer to the Lebanese people.

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During this unprecedented period that has challenged both health and economy, Etisalat has taken many steps to ensure that its network, services and teams are well equipped to support its customers. Etisalat teams are working non-stop to make sure that all its customers, including government departments, large enterprises, SMBs and subscribers across the country stay connected. With overall data traffic on the telcos’ network expected to surge exponentially, Etisalat’s advanced network is resilient, reliable and secure, and has sufficient flexibility to adapt to changing consumer and business demands. Etisalat offers all the connectivity tools and services people need to continue to communicate and conduct business including the fastest fixed broadband and mobile network in the region.

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The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the world by storm since the beginning of 2020 and has essentially changed the ways in which we go about our daily lives. The way we learn, work, communicate and spend our leisure time has changed drastically as countries all over the world, one after the other, gradually shut down their airports, public areas and workspaces in an effort to contain the fast-spreading virus.

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