Telecom minister blames Ogero for Lebanon’s internet problems

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Telecommunications Minister Nicolas Sehnaoui will address the obstacles that prevented Lebanon from attaining higher speed internet during Wednesday’s cabinet session, Al-Jumhuriya newspaper reported on Monday.

The Telecommunications Ministry said in September that the decree to lower Internet prices and increase download speeds will become effective as of October 2011.

Sehnaoui will blame Ogero for Lebanon’s inability to get higher speed internet , an unnamed source told the daily.

According to Al-Jumhuriya, Sehnaoui will meet with Prime Minister Najib Mikati on Monday to address the issue.

He will request the PM to intervene and resolve the issue with Ogero Director General Abdel Monem Youssef.

According to observers, Sehnaoui and his predecessor former Telecommunications Minister Charbel Nahhas have completely politicized the ministry’s work and have not allowed Ogero to function properly. Both ministers are members of the Free Patriotic Movement which is headed by MP Michel aoun

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26 responses to “Telecom minister blames Ogero for Lebanon’s internet problems”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar
    5thDrawer

    If you have a generator, you could also have internet …. but for sure, controlling it to death doesn’t help.

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    Anonymous

    If you have a generator, you could also have internet …. but for sure, controlling it to death doesn’t help.

  3. libnan1 Avatar

    What does the government have to do with the internet speed…? This should be private competition, it will increase the speed and lower the prices. Get out of the internet business, fix the electrical and drinking water problem. Better yet privatize it all with regulated rates.   

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    Anonymous

    What does the government have to do with the internet speed…? This should be private competition, it will increase the speed and lower the prices. Get out of the internet business, fix the electrical and drinking water problem. Better yet privatize it all with regulated rates.   

  5. Patience2 Avatar
    Patience2

    More Aounist ‘moles’ buried in the ‘Telecom’ system working to ‘disinform’ the Lebanese people.  Poor people, when will they wake up?  Aoun and the hairs that grow around his recXXm(his HA helpers) need to be ‘removed’ from Lebanese society.

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar
      5thDrawer

      At least the Americans were nice enough to allow internet flow-speed while trying to spy on everyone. And here in LoonLand, Hezzys want to stop the flow of information all together … like Iran and Syria attempt to do.

      1. Lebanon89 Avatar
        Lebanon89

        and was it Hezzys that dragged Lebanon in the 3rd highest er capita debt in the world?! No. The Hariri-Saniora government made us drown in debt and inflation. They couldn’t even file the paperwork to protect Lebanon’s maritime border, too busy embezzling funds.

        1. 5thDrawer Avatar
          5thDrawer

          Don’t look at Greece today …. 😉

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    Anonymous

    More Aounist ‘moles’ buried in the ‘Telecom’ system working to ‘disinform’ the Lebanese people.  Poor people, when will they wake up?  Aoun and the hairs that grow around his recXXm(his HA helpers) need to be ‘removed’ from Lebanese society.

    1.  Avatar
      Anonymous

      At least the Americans were nice enough to allow internet flow-speed while trying to spy on everyone. And here in LoonLand, Hezzys want to stop the flow of information all together … like Iran and Syria attempt to do.

      1.  Avatar
        Anonymous

        and was it Hezzys that dragged Lebanon in the 3rd highest er capita debt in the world?! No. The Hariri-Saniora government made us drown in debt and inflation. They couldn’t even file the paperwork to protect Lebanon’s maritime border, too busy embezzling funds.

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          Anonymous

          Don’t look at Greece today …. 😉

  7.  Avatar
    Anonymous

    More Aounist ‘moles’ buried in the ‘Telecom’ system working to ‘disinform’ the Lebanese people.  Poor people, when will they wake up?  Aoun and the hairs that grow around his recXXm(his HA helpers) need to be ‘removed’ from Lebanese society.

  8.  Avatar
    Anonymous

    More Aounist ‘moles’ buried in the ‘Telecom’ system working to ‘disinform’ the Lebanese people.  Poor people, when will they wake up?  Aoun and the hairs that grow around his recXXm(his HA helpers) need to be ‘removed’ from Lebanese society.

  9. Lebanon89 Avatar
    Lebanon89

    Isn’t Ogero a private company parasiting public property? Patience2, you’re the only one to be angry. An entire subculture lived comfortably off of bribes and corruption, and the abuse of public institutions. The Gen. Aoun is shaking the status quo, by ending corruption. We expect nothing less than anger form those who have no other way of paying for their inexplicably posh parties.

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar
      5thDrawer

      Most of us are angry that it’s now been proven the absolute slowest network in the whole world … on top of having no electricity for the computer more of the time any country but Somalia. And let’s not even talk about telephone connections …

    2. libnan1 Avatar

      Yes … Yes. Aoun is shaking the whole corruption apparatus from the Casino to the Telecommunication ministry to every corrupted institution.    

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar
        5thDrawer

        Then he should start with government offices where nothing happens for the average citizen without payolla under the counter … although he might need to raise some wages of the simple-servants to appease them.

        1. libnan1 Avatar

          Yes, wages must rise so civil servant don’t depend on payollas ,as you put it, to live. I just hope they do something about the corruption issue, it’s a disease.   

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    Anonymous

    Isn’t Ogero a private company parasiting public property? Patience2, you’re the only one to be angry. An entire subculture lived comfortably off of bribes and corruption, and the abuse of public institutions. The Gen. Aoun is shaking the status quo, by ending corruption. We expect nothing less than anger form those who have no other way of paying for their inexplicably posh parties.

    1.  Avatar
      Anonymous

      Most of us are angry that it’s now been proven the absolute slowest network in the whole world … on top of having no electricity for the computer more of the time any country but Somalia. And let’s not even talk about telephone connections …

    2.  Avatar
      Anonymous

      Most of us are angry that it’s now been proven the absolute slowest network in the whole world … on top of having no electricity for the computer more of the time any country but Somalia. And let’s not even talk about telephone connections …

    3.  Avatar
      Anonymous

      Most of us are angry that it’s now been proven the absolute slowest network in the whole world … on top of having no electricity for the computer more of the time any country but Somalia. And let’s not even talk about telephone connections …

    4.  Avatar
      Anonymous

      Yes … Yes. Aoun is shaking the whole corruption apparatus from the Casino to the Telecommunication ministry to every corrupted institution.    

      1.  Avatar
        Anonymous

        Then he should start with government offices where nothing happens for the average citizen without payolla under the counter … although he might need to raise some wages of the simple-servants to appease them.

        1.  Avatar
          Anonymous

          Yes, wages must rise so civil servant don’t depend on payollas ,as you put it, to live. I just hope they do something about the corruption issue, it’s a disease.   

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