Lebanon’s 4G speed test


I was luckily among the people who were selected for the trial phase of the 4G network, so I got my dongle from Alfa yesterday and below are some random tests I performed today after I got my connection activated.







As you can notice the speeds and ping delay are less than what one would expect on a 4G network but that might be due to my location since my reception meter was half full, so I’ll soon try to repeat the test from another place.

Note that Alfa 4G currently covers Beirut only and will slowly expand to other regions, same as what happened when 3G was launched.


I performed two additional tests near Tayouneh today and got the below speeds.



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10 Responses to Lebanon’s 4G speed test

  1. Ziad May 15, 2013 at 6:53 pm #

    Dude- that’s not 4g, that’s like bad 3G.

    There is hope. I have notice improveme in my 3G. Just ran a test to Cyprus. Between 3.5 to 5 Mbps down, with a 50ms ping. I’m near zalka.

  2. trombine May 15, 2013 at 7:17 pm #

    What HAPPENED when 3G was launched ?! dude it’s STILL HAPPENING!
    you don’t even have 3G from your side of the Office in DownTown!!! if you don’t want talk about North Areas!

  3. Aly Hijazi May 15, 2013 at 9:49 pm #

    Ping is so damn high. Not suitable for online gaming

  4. Cantsay May 16, 2013 at 3:12 am #


    try downloading a file or a speed test from site thinkbroadband.com

  5. Ziad May 17, 2013 at 6:34 am #

    Thanks for the update. Big improvement.

    On 3G, early 6am test, I’m getting 6mb down and .4mbps up.

    No doubt, we are finally improving the network.

  6. Youmna (@youmny) May 17, 2013 at 12:26 pm #

    Where were you when you performed the first set of tests?

    • Rami May 17, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

      I was at Azarieh in downtown.

  7. Haidcar May 21, 2013 at 3:39 pm #

    the first batch of tests you did were not on 4G although the USB dongle says its a 4G modem, it supports 3G(HSDPA,HSUPA) and 2G( Edge, GPRS) and it falls back to 3G speeds when 4G coverage is absent. if you do your tests in an area with no 4G or 3G you will get 2G speeds.
    Currently 4G covers only parts of beirut

    • Rami May 21, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

      I know, and the dongle’s client was displaying “LTE” next to the reception meter at the time of the first test, so I was on 4G at that time not 3G.


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