Lebanon will not renew OIH management contract for mobile operator Alfa
OIH management of Lebanese mobile operator Alfa comes to an end after 11 years: The Lebanese government will not renew Orascom Investment Holding’s contract to manage state-owned mobile operator Alfa and will issue a new management tender within three months, according to Reuters. Sawiris family-owned OIH was awarded the contract to manage Alfa, one of the two Lebanese state mobile companies, back in 2009 and has had its contract repeatedly renewed. The Lebanese Telecom Ministry said yesterday that it will take over the management of Alfa and other state mobile company Touch while it prepares the new tender. The country’s other MNO, Touch, has been run by Kuwait’s Zain Group since 2004.