Tag Archives | Telecommunications

China “Strategic Partner” in Libya’s Telecom Sector

By John Lee. A director of Libya’s General Authority of Communication and Informatics has reportedly said that Chinese companies are strategic partners to develop the telecommunications sector in Libya. According to a report from Xinhua, Adel Ehmedat also told a one-day workshop in Tripoli entitled “Postal Addressing: Necessity or Accessory” that companies such as companies […]

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 […]

Libya, Uganda in Legal Row over Telecom Company

By John Lee. Africanews reports that the Libyan government has warned the Ugandan government over its move last month to repossess the Libyan government’s shares in Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL). Libya’s state-owned UCom had held 69-percent of the shares in UTL since 2010, with the Ugandan state owning the remaining 31 percent; the Libyan Post, […]

Ugandan Govt takes over Uganda Telecom

By John Lee. The government of Uganda has reportedly taken back the ownership of Uganda Telecom (UTL) with immediate effect, following what has been described as the “withdrawal” of Libya’s state-owned UCom, which held 69-percent of the shares in UTL. The Ugandan state owned the remaining 31 percent. According to NTV, Uganda’s Minister of Finance […]

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 […]

LPTIC Discusses Restructuring Plan for ORICEL

The Chairman of Libyan Post, Telecommunication and Information Technology Holding Company (LPTIC), Dr. Faisel Gergab, has held a meeting with the Minister of Telecommunication and Information Technology of the Republic of Ivory Coast Mr. Koné Bruno at the headquarters of the ministry in the Ivorian capital Abidjan. This meeting comes as part of a comprehensive […]

LAP GreenN and Ivorian Gov’t reach Agreement

The Libyan Africa Investment Portfolio (LAIP) has announced that the Ivorian government will not nationalize the ailing GreenN Cote d’Ivoire telecoms company. LAIP, the owner of LAP GreenN, and the Ivorian government have reached an agreement to re-structure the company which has failed to pay licence fees, according to a report from Medafrica Times. A […]