Yesterday, the first city which is equipped with a fiber optic network got launched in Lebanon. The project was implemented by BeitMisk in collaboration with Ogero under the patronage of Prime Minister Saad Hariri. In fact, BeitMisk is now using the fiber-to-the-home system which highly boosts the internet speed and enhances the quality of the internet connection. This project is the first of its kind in Lebanon. It was introduced to the public in the presence of government officials and politicians including the Minister of Telecommunications Jamal Al Jarrah. The President and General Director of Ogero Imad Kreidieh were also present. Also, the General Director of BeitMisk George Abou Jaoude noted that this smart city is not only relying on the fiber optics. In fact, the infrastructure is also highly developed. These are the features which the residents in BeitMisk can enjoy:
Internet Protocol Television (IPTV)
So, the internet connection is faster to:
Download huge files (a 5GB file takes 40 seconds to download)
Stream HD videos ( a 1GB HD movies takes 8 seconds to stream)
Play online games
The speed test of the fiber optics was run in front of the attendees. In fact, it has the speed of 900 Mbps. To make all of these features available, the city is using an FTTH cable (Fiber-to-the-Home) which replaces copper infrastructure. So, BeitMisk is not using cable television, or copper cables anymore. In fact, optical fibers are more durable than copper. This project is the leader of innovation in Lebanon. Jamal Al Jarrah noted that this city proves that the cooperation between the private sector and the public sector is the only way to develop Lebanon. This is a huge step forward!