Top Telecom Companies in Lebanon
Lebanese government owns two networks which are operated by Orascom Telecom (Egypt) and Zain (Kuwait) for a management fee.
"Broadband affordability improved drastically in August 2011 when a decree was passed that slashed tariffs and increased speeds, with tariffs reductions of up to 80%," says a telecom report from Budde Comm.
According to the recent telecom indicators (December 2011), the mobile market penetration in Lebanon is 81% with 2 service providers who are state-owned: touch (Zain) and Alfa (Orascom Telecom). The fixed market penetration (for residential subscribers) is 64% with the only service provider being Ogero Telecom, which is state-owned. The internet market penetration (including unlicensed providers) stands at 32%. There are currently 16 privately-owned service providers within the internet market in Lebanon. As for the broadband market, there are 7 ADSL services providers, 16 wireless services providers and the penetration rate equals to 24%.
TRA (Telecommunications Regulatory Authority)
Fixed Network Operator in Lebanon
Top Mobile Operators in Lebanon
Originally known as mtc touch but rebranded in June 2012 as touch. touch's employee base is 100% Lebanese.
Alfa was the first mobile operator to launch 3G+ services in Lebanon in October 25, 2011. Alfa has recently reached a threshold of 1.7 MM subscribers and covers 99% of Lebanon.
Top Data Service Providers (DSPs) in Lebanon
GlobalCom Data Services
Top Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Lebanon
Top 3G Provider in Lebanon