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Posts Tagged ‘libya’

  • Kaspersky Lab’s heuristic detection protection subsystem has successfully blocked attacks via a zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Africa: Cyber threats by numbers

    April 22, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on Africa: Cyber threats by numbers

    Kaspersky Lab, an international IT and Online security company, conducted research into the evolution of IT threats in 2013 using information from their Kaspersky Security Network cloud service. From the results, the cyber security company found that Middle...

  • Microsoft vice president of education, Anthony Salcito (image: PhotonQuantique)

    African students get Office360 for free

    December 12, 2013 • Online, Top StoriesComments Off on African students get Office360 for free

    During Microsoft vice president of education, Anthony Salcito’s, visit to Tunisia, Microsoft announced the official launch of its Student Advantage programme on the continent. In an intimate meeting with students from various regions across the country,...

  • Bentley-Walker satellite infrastructure being delivered to one of the Company's coverage areas. Libya has been announced as another region that will receive broadband satellite services. (Image source: Google/ bentley-walker.com

    Libya to receive Bentley broadband boost

    September 20, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Libya to receive Bentley broadband boost

    Leading broadband satellite Internet Service Provider, Bentley Walker, has confirmed it will extend its service coverage towards Libya via its Newtec Ka-band VSAT broadband platform. The new service, which will deliver high speed broadband connectivity to...

  • Tripoli, Libya. The country's government has announced the intention to list state-owned Libyana. (Image source: Tripoli, Danie Nel via Shutterstock.com)

    Libya to list operator Libyana

    September 19, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Libya to list operator Libyana

    The government of Libya announced that the state-owned mobile operator Libyana will be listed publicly next year. Local newspapers reported that the Telecommunication and Information Technology Company (LPTIC), which owns both the country’s mobile...

  • Libya: new era in enterprise communications

    June 25, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Libya: new era in enterprise communications

    Aastra, a leading company at the forefront of the enterprise communication market, organized together with its regional distributor Tawasol and Aastra’s local representative and system integrator Dolphin Telecom a technology update conference for...

  • Zambian government sued over telecom seizure

    March 20, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Zambian government sued over telecom seizure

    Last summer, the Zambian government took control of Libya’s LAP Green Networks after the United Nations (UN) imposed sanctions on the north African country. On Monday, the Libyan company said it would sue the Zambian government for $480 million,...

  • Telecom operator returning to Libya

    March 13, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Telecom operator returning to Libya

    The Ugandan government announced on Monday that Libyan assets, including Uganda Telecom (UTL), seized by the government last year as part of United Nations (UN) sanctions on Libya, will be returned. The government said in a press statement published by the...

  • Zambia reassures investors over telecom sale reversal

    January 24, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Zambia reassures investors over telecom sale reversal

    Zambia’s President Michael Sata spoke out in an effort to reassure foreign investors over the country’s possible reversal of a sale of the state-owned telecom operator Zamtel to Libya. His comments come after the country said it was looking into...

  • Libyan government to review telecom investments

    January 10, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Libyan government to review telecom investments

    Libya’s transitional government said that it would review ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi-era investments across the country and in Africa. The National Transition Council said it would also be looking at telecommunications investments across the continent,...

  • Libya’s LAP Green launching across Africa

    December 14, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Libya’s LAP Green launching across Africa

    Libyan telecommunications company LAP Green Network has announced new telecom services in Sierra Leone and Togo. The company will also focus on wireless services in South Sudan as part of its expansion plan since the North African country emerged from a...

  • Tunisian ICT companies set sights on Libya

    November 3, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Tunisian ICT companies set sights on Libya

    Tunisian businessmen have begun preparing for a new age of economic opportunities in Libya. Companies such as Groupe Mabrouk see new hope for increased economic growth now that a new era has been ushered. Groupe Mabrouk has a vast interest in the newly...

  • Malware attack poses as Gaddafi’s death photos

    October 25, 2011 • SecurityComments Off on Malware attack poses as Gaddafi’s death photos

    IT security and data protection company Sophos is warning of a malicious email attack, one of the first to capitalise on the death of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. The scam poses as pictures of Gaddafi’s body, tricking users into believing the email...

  • Gaddafi’s death generates 90 000 online conversations

    October 21, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Gaddafi’s death generates 90 000 online conversations

    Online conversations about Muammar Gaddafi’s death have hit the Internet hard, based on tracking performed by Online Reputation Management specialist BrandsEye. Since the incident was confirmed there has been upwards of 90 000 online conversations about his...

  • Social Media abuzz with Gaddafi’s death

    October 20, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Social Media abuzz with Gaddafi’s death

    Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has died, today 20 October 2011 from multiple wounds suffered during the ongoing battle in Libya. According to the Mail & Guardian, he was captured at dawn Thursday while fleeing in a convoy which Nato warplanes...

  • Libya’s Internet connection restored

    August 22, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Libya’s Internet connection restored

    As Libyan rebels rolled into Tripoli on Sunday evening, 21 August 2011, the country’s Internet went down. On Monday, 22 August 2011, as promised by rebel leaders, Internet services were restored. The announcement was made prior to the Transitional National...

  • Uganda in full control of Libya-owned telecom

    April 14, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Uganda in full control of Libya-owned telecom

    The Ugandan government has taken complete control of the Libyan-owned Uganda Telecom, Dow Jones Newswires reported. The move is the result of continued unrest and violence in Libya and part of the United Nations sanctions against the country. Analysts believe...