Telecoms Minister Boutros Harb has reduced many phone and Internet service prices in Lebanon, a move he says brings the country inline with regional pricing. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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The Telecoms Ministry issued a statement Friday dismissing what it said was "a campaign to undermine" the achievements made by Minister Boutros Harb, including doubling the ministry's income by increasing the number of Internet and mobile phone users.The statement said the number of subscribers using 3G Internet service climbed from 2.036 million to 2.427 million, equivalent to an annual increase of 38 percent.The growth in the use of telecommunications services doubled revenues generated by the ministry from $44 million in January to $88 million in June, the statement added.
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