Lebanon approves terms of mobile contract tender

Cabinet extended until the end of 2015 the existing management contracts
Lebanon approves terms of mobile contract tender

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Lebanon’s Cabinet has approved the terms and conditions of a public tender to award new management contracts for the country’s two state-owned mobile networks, currently managed under short-term renewable contracts by Zain Group of Kuwait (under the Touch brand) and Egypt’s Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding (OTMT, under the Alfa banner).

The Cabinet extended until the end of 2015 the existing management contracts for Mobile Interim Company 1 (Alfa) and Mobile Interim Company 2 (Touch), according to Iloubnan.info.

It has previously issued contract extensions to the respective local holding companies of OTMT and Zain – Orascom Telecom Lebanon and Mobile Telecommunications Company Lebanon – running from October 2014 to May 2015.

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