Tag Archives | Internet

Free Satellite Internet “Soon”

By John Lee. Plans are reportedly progressing to launch a free ka-band satellite broadband service in Libya in the second quarter of 2018. UK-based Quika promises the world’s first entirely free high-speed satellite internet for consumers in developing countries. Its free plan will be funded by paid-for services for enterprises and internet providers. According to […]

Telecom Italia to Upgrade Italy-Libya Data Cable

Sparkle, the international services arm of Telecom Italia Group (TIG), and the Libyan International Telecommunications Company (LITC), have announced the enhancement to 100 Gbps technology of the bilateral cable connecting Libya to Europe via Sicily. The upgrade is the result of an increasing demand of advanced services between Libya and Europe. The enhancement of the […]

LTT denies Cutting Internet Services

Libya Herald reports that the state-owned Libya Telecom & Technology (LTT) has denied rumours that it had intentionally cut internet services or blocked social networking sites. The company has said that the rumours were false and that the disruption was caused by power cuts around the country. Despite having generators, the company was unable to […]

Libya has Slowest Internet Speeds

According to a new report from Akamai, the average internet connection speed in Libya is the slowest in the world at 0.5 Mpbs. This puts Libya behind Bangladesh, which has an average connection speed of 1.0 Mbps, and Bolivia, Cameroon, Botswana, and Yemen with speeds of 0.9 Mbps. As a contrast, the global average was […]

Alcatel Lucent wins $58m Internet Deal

French telecommunications company Alcatel Lucent has reportedly been awarded a $58-million contract to install a high-speed underwater broadband cable between Benghazi and Tripoli. Libya Herald reports that the undersea cable will run from Tripoli to Benghazi with two additional onshore ‘terminals’ in Ajdabiya and Misrata, giving a broadband capacity of “up to ten terabytes” (sic). […]

Italian Firm Wins Broadband Contract

Libya Herald reports that the Libyan International Telecommunications Company (LITIC) has awarded a €2.9-million contract to help improve Libya’s international broadband connectivity. The contract was won by a joint venture between Milan-based technology company Sirti and the Libya Post, Telecommunications and Informational Technology Company (LPTIC), and is part of a project to increase Libya’s bandwidth […]

Bentley Walker Extends Service to Libya

Bentley Walker, a service provider for broadband satellite Internet, is extending its service coverage towards Libya using Newtec’s Ka-band VSAT broadband platform and mainly deploying services using the MDM2200 IP Satellite Modem. The new service, which will deliver high speed broadband connectivity to Libya, is set to go live on September 26th and will provide […]

Alcatel-Lucent Signs Libyan Contract

France’s Alcatel-Lucent has signed a €2.3-million contract with Libya Telecom and Technology (LTT) for the third stage of the development of ADSL-2 internet services in a number of locations in the country. Communications Minister Osama Siala said that improving the telecommunications services was a “national duty” requiring the collective efforts of everyone at LTT, and said […]