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3 telcos post bid to operate mobile network in Lebanon January 13, 2009

Posted by aikservices in Alfa, France Telecom, Lebanon, Mobile, MTC Touch, Orascom Telecom, Telecom, Wireless, Zain.
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The Lebanese government recieves offers to operate the nation’s two mobile networks by three companies. The telecom minister Jebran Bassil has recieved offers from France Telecom, Orascom Telecom and Zain. The contracts with MTC Touch and Alfa, the current operators of the mobile networks, expired in December 2008. Zain which already operates in Lebanon as MTC Touch has a good chance of to renew its contract for one more year. The telcos under the one year contract will have to pay a monthly fees. Bassil, the telecom minister wants the new operators to expand the number of lines and improve efficiency. The overhaul process is likely to cost $100 million.

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