Telecoms & IT

28-08-2012
Chinese telecoms firm ZTE says it recently held a workshop with Libyan mobile operator Al Madar, and is competing with other foreign firms for contracts to upgrade Libya's telecoms infrastructure.
27-08-2012
Libya's state telephone company says it has repaired a cable in the city of Tarhuna, restoring services a day after they were cut.
26-08-2012
Landline telephone services have been cut in Tarhuna due to damage incurred by local residents, says state telecoms company.
01-08-2012
The National Oil Corporation (NOC) says it has signed a software licensing and support agreement with Microsoft.
20-07-2012
A cooperation agreement covering postal, telecoms and IT services is expected to be signed between the two countries after a visit to Tunis by Libya's Minister of Communications and Informatics.
19-07-2012
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a UN body, estimates that the number of fixed-line telephone subscribers dropped by 19% and mobile subscriptions by 9% in 2011.
17-07-2012
The Ministry of Communications and Informatics says it plans to issue new temporary licenses to private-sector companies seeking to provide certain telecoms and IT services in Libya.
13-06-2012
The Ministry of Communications and Informatics (MCIT) says work is set to begin on a new underwater fibre optic cable, called Silphium, which will connect Libya to Greece.
07-06-2012
The chief executive of Qatar Telecom, or Qtel, said this week that the company was looking at telecoms acquisition opportunities in Libya as part of its growth plans.
25-05-2012
Libya's state-owned LAP Green has regained control of a majority stake in Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL) that had been seized by the Ugandan government at the start of last year's conflict.
24-04-2012
Libya's Ministry of Communication and Informatics says it will establish branches in the cities of Benghazi and Sebha as part of an effort to decentralise its administrative structure.
15-04-2012
LAP Green, the Africa-focussed telecoms investment arm of the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) has lost an appeal to reclaim its 75% ownership of Zambian fixed-line operator Zamtel.
01-11-2011
Japanese IT company NEC has signed a contract with the National Oil Corporation (NOC) to provide communications systems and consulting for oil and gas projects, Al Fajar Al Jadeed has reported.
20-02-2011
The Libyan Post, Telecommunications and Information Technology Holding Company (LPTIC) is in the trial phase for a service called Mobile Payment Solutions (MPS), according to Cards International, an industry news site. 
20-02-2011
The General Telecommunications Authority has announced a reduction in tariffs on local and international line leases starting at the end of March, Al Jamahiriya reported.