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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 […]

Libya “Halts Telco Tender”

The chief executive of Etisalat, Ahmad Julfar [Ahmad AbdulKarim Julfar] (pictured), has told reporters that Libya has put on hold a tender to manage the country’s monopoly telecoms operator, the state-owned Libyan Post, Telecommunication and Information Technology Co. (LIPTIC). He said the United Arab Emirates-based company is keen on winning the contract to run LIPTIC, […]

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)