Lebanon is a historic country, home to two cities among the oldest in the world. There's a vast mix of influences from the East and West. It's also the smallest country in continental Asia.
Cities in the world. There is a great mix of influences from East and West. It is also the smallest country in continental Asia
CC-BY-SA Gregor Rom
Lebanon's connection to the Internet
Lebanon is a little different to most other countries when it comes to the internet, with all connectivity to the outside world streaming via a single network, Ogero. Traffic to Lebanon was previously served from our existing deployments in Marseille and Paris, due to where Ogero connects to the rest of the internet. By deploying locally in Beirut, round-trip latency is cut by around 50 milliseconds. This might seem like almost nothing, but it adds up when you factor in a DNS lookup and 3-way handshake required to open a TCP connection. Internet penetration in Lebanon according to different sources is around 75%, which is quite high. However, the speed available to end users is low, typically in single digit megabits per second.
The Ministry of Telecommunications has an ambitious plan to improve the connectivity available in Lebanon by 2020 a big part of this involves deploying fiber optic cabling to homes and businesses throughout the country. This will inevitably help to boost the level of traffic we see today coming from Lebanon. Comparing Lebanon to Denmark where the population is only a few thousand lower there is 7x more traffic served to Denmark than to Lebanon.
Lebanon's Internet Connection
This may seem almost nothing, but it becomes meaningful when DNS searches and handshaking of the three-way required to open the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). The spread of the Internet in Lebanon, according to various sources, is about 75% very. However, the speed available to users is low, usually a single digit of megabytes per second.
The Ministry of Communications has presented an ambitious plan to improve communication available in Lebanon by 2020 a large part of which involves the deployment of fiber optic cables to homes and businesses throughout the country. This will certainly help to boost the level of traffic we see today coming from Lebanon.
The Internet exchange in Beirut is no exception, with fiber access not possible in Lebanon, ISPs reach the IX by microwave. To give the best access from all around Beirut it is located at the top of a hill. With most Internet changes, line of sight is not a concern as fiber is available. Our deployment connected to Beirut IX mergers over 7 million websites closers to ISPs connected, making the Internet faster and safer for users in Lebanon.
(Beirut IX) Internet Exchange in Beirut
To give better access from all over Beirut it is located at the top of a hill. With most Internet exchanges, the line of sight is not a concern as the fiber link is available.
Our online publication in the Internet Exchange IX in Beirut brings more than 7 million websites, making the Internet faster and safer for users in Lebanon.
Thank you to Layal Jebran for the translation.