Ogero's headquarters in Downtown Beirut (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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State-run internet company Ogero confirmed Friday that it had purchased and used a system to block users from making phone calls over the internet.Ogero purchased its system from ipoque, a German company. The internet provider did not specify when it bought the system, or when they stopped using it; however, online complaints about blocked VoIP service in Lebanon cluster around 2010-12 .That, however, does not mean Lebanese internet users are free from potential DPI abuses. While Ogero said it did not use DPI to limit internet speeds, it did not immediately respond to clarify whether any other DPI systems were in place.
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