Tag Archives | Broadband

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 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 […]

atrexx Launches Broadband Services to Libya

Satellite service provider atrexx Ltd has added a new service platform to its product portfolio, specifically targeted at meeting the broadband demand in Libya and in Afghanistan. Two Ka-Band spot beams of the recently launched Hylas 2 satellite from Avanti Communications, positioned at 31 degrees east, transmit atrexx' 2way2sat services. These services include a fast […]

Sana To Offer Broadband Via Avanti Satellite

According to Satellite Today, Libyan satellite provider Sana is planning to offer broadband services to businesses and government organizations that are helping rebuild Libya with the help of Avanti Communications' Hylas 2 satellite. Sana spokesman Aimen Sabkha explained that broadband is expected to play a critical role in Libya's re-emergence from the country's recent instability. […]

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 […]

US Embassy Provides "Internet for All"

The US Embassy in Tripoli has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Microsoft, H2O, and the US-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) to launch the “Internet for all-Libya” project. This project will install hotspots in public places and schools around Libya and provide training so more Libyans can benefit from access to the Internet. This event coincided […]