Harb said the fiber optic plan would turn Lebanon into a telecoms hub for the region.(The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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The Telecommunications Ministry will launch 4G services to cover all Lebanon by September 2016, Telecoms Minister Boutros promised Wednesday.It aims at growing the web and mobile sectors in the region, through various unique and innovative initiatives.Harb had announced last year during a conference in the Grand Serail that fiber optic networks will be installed in Lebanon progressively over five years and the country will be totally connected through this technology by the year 2020 .Harb said that telecoms should not only be looked at as a lucrative sector but also as an industry capable of improving all other sectors.Harb's comments were echoed by Economy Minister Alain Hakim who said that technology today plays a very important role in every sector of the economy from banking to industry, agriculture, health and others. Approved by Lebanon's Central Bank in August 2013, the circular allows banks to invest up to 3 percent of their tier 1 capital in startup companies, contributing to the knowledge economy.
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