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LBBC calls for dedicated British Trade Envoy to Libya

By Adam Nathan. Sir Vincent Fean (pictured on right), Chairman of the Libyan British Business Council (LBBC), has called for the creation of a dedicated Trade Envoy to Libya. Britain currently has Sir Jeffrey Donaldson as UK Trade Envoy to Egypt and Dr Andrew Murrison as UK Trade Envoy to Morocco and Tunisia, but no […]

Nokia Opens New Tripoli Office

Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) has opened a new office in Tripoli. The company’s Head of Middle East and Africa for NSN, Igor Leprince (pictured), said the opening was just the first step in delivering world-class mobile broadband to Libya: “NSN is committed to continuing its focus on Libya and to playing a strong role […]

Mobile Operator Libyana to be Floated

Libya plans to list one of its two state-owned mobile phone operators on the stock exchange next year. Reuters reports that Libyana, with annual revenue in excess of $1 billion and a 70 percent market share, could be floated on the Tripoli stock exchange in the second quarter of 2014. The company is currently owned […]

Kuwait’s Zain Eyes Libyan Growth

Zain, Kuwait’s biggest telecommunications provider, is planning to push ahead with plans to enter the Libyan market. Board member Bader Nasser Al-Kharafi (pictured) told Arabian Business: “We were targeting Libya and they stopped the process there but Libya is one of the countries we would like to be in.” Government-controlled Libyan Post Telecommunication and Information […]

Kuwait’s Zain Eyes Libyan Telco Market

Kuwaiti telecom operator Zain is keen on entering Libya’s market, the former monopoly’s chairman said on Sunday. Group chairman Asaad Ahmed al-Banwan (pictured) told reporters outside the company’s annual shareholder meeting on Sunday: “We have a study for Libya, we are considering the Libya market at the moment.“ Libya’s telecom sector is run as a […]

Telecoms Disrupted in Libya

Telephone and internet services in Libya have been disrupted by two separate incidents. A fire, believed to be arson, at an underground fiber optic junction box in the Soug il-Thlat district of Tripoli caused major disruptions to telecommunications inside and outside Libya yesterday. Telecom companies were on the scene within an hour and took action […]

Al Madar Signs High-Speed Internet Deal

The Al-Madar company has signed an agreement to provide a 3G telecommunications system in Libya. It was signed by the Minister of Communications and Informatics, Anwar Faitouri, and Al-Madar’s Chairman Jamal Alhajaj. The company will provide data speeds of up to 42 Mbps using HSPA+ technology, which will allow much better internet access, including watching […]