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LPTIC awarded Cote d’Ivoire mobile licence

By John Lee. The Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications in Cote d’Ivoire (Autorite de Regulation des Telecommunications de CI, ARTCI) has reportedly re-awarded a mobile operating licence to the Libyan Post, Telecommunications and Information Technology Company (LPTIC). LPTIC-backed GreenN had its licence revoked in April this year, after concerns about poor quality of service and unpaid […]

Mobile Tech Helps Libya’s Democracy

Libya’s High National Election Commission (HNEC) has worked with US-based social impact firm Reboot to develop a mobile and online platform for Libyans to register for elections. Panthea Lee (pictured), co-founder and principal at Reboot, told GlobalPost that the system enables in-country and out-of-country voter registration by SMS as well as online through a suite […]

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 […]

Libya to Offer Third Mobile Licence

Libya intends to award a third mobile licence within three to six months. Communications Minister Usama Siala told Bloomberg that the government is keen to decrease its hold on the telecom sector and “get the private sector more involved, whether local or foreign”. He added that negotiations are currently underway with the Ministry of Economy […]

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 […]

Qatar Telecom Considers Libyan Acquisition

Qatar Telecom (QTEL), the Arab world’s second-biggest phone company by sales, is looking at potential purchases in Libya, according to Bloomberg. The carrier, which has made purchases in neighbouring Tunisia, and owns 60 percent of Iraq’s Asiacell, said it would unify its brands under the name Ooredoo, which means “I want” in Arabic. (Source: Bloomberg)

Alwadi Wins Libyan Telecoms Contract

A small Libyan company has beaten international competition to win a LD 5 million ($4 million) contract from Libyana, reports Libya Herald. Alwadi Communications won a contract to install the infrastructure for high-speed internet and reliable mobile coverage to 57 hotels, government buildings and airports, ahead of Chinese telecoms giants ZTE and Huawei. Aimen Abuaisha, […]