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Libya: Rawafed, Eutelsat Communications to boost wireless broadband

May 7, 2013 • North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Libya: Rawafed, Eutelsat Communications to boost wireless broadband

Rawafed Libya for Telecommunications & Technology, a leading Internet Service Provider in Libya, has sealed a multi-year agreement with Eutelsat Communications for capacity on the KA-SAT satellite to support IP trunking services to its new wireless broadband network in Libya. Rawafed Libya has concluded a wholesale agreement with Eutelsat enabling it...

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Niger – controversy over fiber optic networks

October 4, 2012 • North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Niger – controversy over fiber optic networks

Controversy surrounds Niger’s fiber optic cable network established to boost the country’s overall network coverage and speed. State-owned Societe Nigerienne des Telecommunications (Sonitel) and its subsidiary operator SahelCom have lashed out at...

UAE’s Etisalat wants Libyan investment

February 14, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on UAE’s Etisalat wants Libyan investment

Etisalat, United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) largest telecom operator, said Monday evening it hopes to acquire an operating license in Libya or investing in an existing operator. Libya’s current two state-run mobile operators are Madar and Libyana and a third...

Libya’s LAP Green out of Rwandatel deal

February 2, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Libya’s LAP Green out of Rwandatel deal

Rwandatel will not be sold to Libya’s LAP Green as the company continues to reel during the post-Muammar Gaddafi era. The announcement from Rwanda’s telecom operator’s administration on Wednesday comes less than a month after Zambia revoked the sale of...

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,...