A Breakdown of the Proposed OGERO Internet Speeds and Prices

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After OGERO conducted tests in various areas of Beirut over three days and increased the internet speed of its subscribers, OGERO’s Director General Imad Kreidieh said the network is ready for greater internet capacity and speed. The Ministry of Communications’ internet price reduction plan is based on uncapped speed and is expected to be approved by the cabinet (view Table A).

Download/Upload Usage Limit (GB) Speed Price
Current Plan 100 GB 8 Mbps L.L. 100,000
New Plan 150 GB Uncapped Speed L.L. 65,000

Table A: Capacity and speed under the current plan and the proposed plan

Residents living at least 1,500 meters away from the OGERO central offices (COs) will benefit the most (view Table B). Fiber optic cables will be used for houses 2,000 meters away from OGERO’s COs, but this project is expected to take about two years to complete.

Current Plan New Plan
Distance from Ogero COs Speed Speed
800 m 10 Mbps 50 Mbps
1500 m 7 Mbps 15 Mbps
2000 m 2 Mbps 2 Mbps
3000 m 1 Mbps 1 Mbps

Table B: Increased speed, based on the distance from OGERO’s COs.

Note: The information used in this article is based on a report by the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (LBC).

*This article was translated by Talar Demirdjian.

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