A small Libyan company has beaten international competition to win a LD 5 million ($4 million) contract from Libyana, reports Libya Herald.
Alwadi Communications won a contract to install the infrastructure for high-speed internet and reliable mobile coverage to 57 hotels, government buildings and airports, ahead of Chinese telecoms giants ZTE and Huawei.
Aimen Abuaisha, business development officer for AlwadiComs told Libya Herald:
"Our technical proposal was incredibly detailed ... Because we were local, we had the resources and expertise to analyse each building. We had the tools, the partners and competitive pricing.
"It is a complete change of infrastructure inside buildings for telecoms operators .. High-rise buildings and hotels normally have bad mobile telephone reception and connectivity, because radio signals cannot penetrate them."
The contract, thought to be the biggest IBS project in North Africa, will take nine months to complete. Work is expected to start in about a month when the first shipment of parts, including 95 km of copper cable, arrives.
“We very much appreciate Libyana’s support of local partners, as this will reinforce the Libyan economy,” said Abuaisha.
(Source: Libya Herald)