December 19, 2018

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The project, announced during a launch event held at the Grand Serail, would replace Lebanon's outdated copper wire infrastructure with fibre optic cables in an effort to boost the country's sluggish internet speeds.

CommScope and fiber supplier OFS have entered into a new long-term partnership that the two companies say will ensure the availability of optical fiber supply to CommScope for use in its customers’ networks.

The Ministry of Education has signed an MoU with Etisalat to modernise school ICT infrastructure across the UAE.

Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) today announced that Juan C. Colina, regional director, Middle East for Corning Optical Communications, has been appointed president of the Fibre to the Home Council Middle East and North Africa (FTTH Council MENA), following elections held at its annual FTTH conference.

Cabling firm Prysmian is set to acquire its US based rival, General Cable, in a deal worth $3 billion (£2.25 billion).

A re-interpretation of Tunisia’s Telecommunications Code has granted state-backed incumbent Tunisie Telecom (TT) greater flexibility to offer multi-play bundles and market fixed broadband services directly to the public, Tunisie Haut Debit reports. The provider is now permitted to bundle mobile, IPTV, fixed telephony and DSL or fibre-based broadband services and is expected to develop such offerings shortly.

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. Proclaiming, “It is time to stop promising; it’s time to deliver,” Kreidieh outlined the state internet provider’s ambitious plan to finally put Lebanon on par with the rest of the world – or even beat it.

State-owned Oman Broadband Company (OBC) is aiming to increase the coverage of its fibre-optic network to 85% of Muscat Governorate and 30% of the Sultanate by 2020.

Lebanon’s government has approved an advance worth LBP150 billion (USD98 million) from the treasury to state-run telco and internet provider Ogero, to finance part of the imminent national fibre-optic network development project estimated to cost USD300 million overall, reports Lebanese website BusinessNews.

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