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Harb warns telecom companies over performance of networks

File - MP Butros Harb speaks during a press conference at his residence in Hazmieh, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

BEIRUT: Telecoms Minister Boutros Harb Wednesday warned the Zain Group and Orascom Telecom that the government would terminate their contacts unless the cellular networks' quality was improved, media reports said.

“The minister sent a warning to the companies in which he complained about the malfunctions that have recently occurred in an unprecedented manner on the cellular network which led to a decline in the quality of services,” the ministry said in a statement.

Harb asked the companies to restore the networks' performance within a period of a few hours or the “ministry would be forced to terminate the contracts and hold them legally responsible for their actions.”

The Zain Group manages touch, which was previously known as MTC, while Orascom Telecom runs Alfa. Both networks are owned by the government, but their management is contracted out to the companies.





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