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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Alfa Wednesday signed a contract with Ericsson and Nokia to install a 4.5G service network throughout the country.The contracts are part of Harb's 2020 plan to overhaul and modernize the entire telecom and Internet services across the country.Harb said Lebanon ranked at the bottom of the ladder in terms of telecom and Internet growth, noting that the country's position improved gradually after his ministry adopted new measures to overhaul this sector.Lebanon currently offers the 4G Internet cellular service.Total revenues generated from the cellular networks and land-line service are close to $2 billion a year, the second source of income to the state.
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