In a new technological achievement, Alfa, the Lebanese mobile operator managed by Orascom Telecom, announces that it has successfully completed the 1st Lab Test on the 4G-LTE technology on its network. During the test, unprecedented & record speeds of up to 100 Mbits/sec were achieved.
In parallel with the success of this 1st Lab Test, Alfa will be launching soon a 3-month Pilot Phase on the 4G-LTE technology on 20 4G-LTE existing sites installed in Beirut. The Pilot Phase will include 300 participants, and it will span across a geographical area covering the administrative area of Beirut.
The commercial launch of Alfa's 4G-LTE service will take place in 2013.
Orascom Telecom, was the first mobile operator to complete the first test on the 3G+ technology in April 2011, and the 1st operator to launch the service in Lebanon on 25 October 2011.