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Ogero Director Imad Kreidieh laid out a jaw-dropping timeline for improvements to Lebanon's internet Saturday, all but promising speeds in excess of 50 Mbps by the end of next year – more than 10 times faster than many connections today.Fifty Mbps would put Lebanon roughly on par with the U.K. and Germany, according to the latest Speedtest Global Index from Ookla, an internet research firm.Kreidieh later clarified in a tweet that while Lebanon could have the fastest network in the world, that wouldn't mean it had the fastest internet speeds in the world.The 2017 state budget appropriated LL150 billion ($100 million) to upgrade the country's communications network.Kreidieh has given himself 13 months to bring Lebanon up to speed.
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