Minister Boutros Harb speaks during an interview with The Daily Star in Beirut, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. (The Daily Star/Khalil Hassan)
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Telecommunications Minister Boutros Harb will launch on July 1 a five-year national telecommunications strategy in a bid to boost the performance of the sector in Lebanon.Harb explained that the new strategy includes a plan to provide Lebanon with a fiber-optic network and 4G services to cover the whole Lebanese territory. Fiber-optic Internet can go up to 100 Mbs, compared to copper, which is 8 Mbs at best.Harb also said the ministry would soon launch a new mobile operator tender as part of a plan to revamp the telecoms sector.
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