"Decision on Spectrum Management and Licensing Regulations," TRA (27 April 2009): Article 14.3 authorises exemption from licensing in specific bands "when such operation does not present any significant risk of interference" to protected users. Article 14.4 says the TRA will publish lists of the exempt bands and the power limits that apply in them. But so far as we know, no such list has been published yet.
"Class and Frequency License Fees Regulation," TRA (27 April 2009). This was sent to the Council of State for approval and publication in summer 2009. It includes a "Low Power Wireless Network" and a "Wireless Fixed Closed User Group" License. Both types carry application, issuance and annual renewal fees of 750,000 Lebanese Pounds. But since this document says "Service Provider Licenses" in the header of each page, the license requirements and fees might only apply to those offering paid services to the public.
"المعدات التي تتطلب موافقة على أنواعها" [Equipment that requires type approval] in Arabic. This is a FAQ which answers basic questions like do I need type approval for a laptop with built-in Wi-Fi? How can I get a certificate for an IEEE802.11 WLAN device? Do I need a separate approval for a receiver to use with a licensed transmitter? The same questions are asked and answered in English here.
"Lebanon's first free Wi-Fi Internet park opens in Sioufi Garden,"Daily Star, 21 June 2011: "Lebanon saw the opening of its first free-of-charge Wi-Fi space in the Sioufi Garden Monday, with former Telecommunications Minister Charbel Nahhas hailing the project as the first of many more to come... The Telecommunications Ministry has already laid the groundwork for 12 more Wi-Fi garden in Beirut and Tripoli, said Nahhas, whose tenure at that ministry ended last Monday... During his stint as Telecoms Minister, Nahhas waged some bitter battles with various officials, including former Finance Minister Raya al-Hasan and Ogero [Organisme de Gestion et d'Exploitation de l'ex-société Radio-Orient] chief Abdel Monem Youssef... During his speech at the launching of the garden's Wi-Fi service, Nahhas said that Youssef had sought to stop the project from happening by attempting to deprive the garden of cables needed. Nahhas has filed several lawsuits against the Ogero chief for allegedly overstepping the bounds of his powers. Nahhas said he expected Youssef's days in the government to be numbered, adding, 'or maybe he'll spend his days in jail.'..."
"In Lebanon the 2.4GHz and 5.8 Ghz bands are licensed to the State telco... Any company wishing to distribute wireless bandwidth must abide with declaration 6/1 [Rules for the outdoor use of the 2.4GHz band by licensed companies]..." ---Ian Howard's powerpoint presentation at the IESC AIM-IT WISP Training Workshop, Beirut, 9 May 2006.
The International Executive Service Corps has an " initiative to provide affordable wireless Internet connectivity in rural areas in Lebanon" by providing microwave equipment and a volunteer-technician for the PICTA Academy's Wireless Internet Access Centres in Bourj el Barajneh, Marjeyoun, Baalbeck, Kana, Bint Jbeil and Batroun.
IncoNet Data Management (IDM) claims to be "the first ISP in Lebanon to provide a WiFi network around the country" - starting with their contract for 17 kiosks at Beirut International Airport. In 2004 they installed hotspots in all the Starbucks coffee shops in Lebanon and went on to do the same for other restaurants and malls. They now specialize as a WISP (Wireless Internet service Provider).
"WiMAX Trial in Lebanon,"Cellular News, 17 November 2006: "Alcatel says that it has been selected by the local ISP, Globalcom Data Services, to conduct the first IEEE 802.16e-2005 WiMAX trial in the Middle East. This trial will start in November 2006 and will help GDS to assess the capacity of WIMAX before commercial deployment in Lebanon."