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telecomJanuary 17, 2022

Communications Outage in Half of Beirut as OGERO Runs Out of Diesel

Nearly half of the capital Beirut was plunged as of Sunday morning into a communications outage, as state-run telecom provider OGERO ran out of diesel needed to operate its power generators.

OGERO Director-General Imad Kreidiyeh had tweeted overnight that the outage would be inevitable.

“This is a notification, not a warning… With the early morning hours, communications will be cut off in Beirut’s third district and the Mazraa station will stop operating, as we run out of our last liter of diesel,” he said.

He also apologized to Beirut and to “every city or village in Lebanon” over “what despicable bureaucracy has done to us.”