France's Alcatel-Lucent has signed a €2.3-million contract with Libya Telecom and Technology (LTT) for the third stage of the development of ADSL-2 internet services in a number of locations in the country.
Communications Minister Osama Siala said that improving the telecommunications services was a “national duty” requiring the collective efforts of everyone at LTT, and said that the project will provide 120,000 lines in places until now without internet services – such as Sousa, Juba, Jardinah, Rigdaleen, Rahibat, Timmenhent, Samnu, Zighan, Al-Mayah, Abu-Issa, Tamzin, Jebel Owainat, and Traghin.
The project will dramatically increase the speed of internet services in Libya according to Alcatel-Lucent.
The chairman of LTT, Abdel-Basset Senussi, said the project would take nine months to complete, but added that given the present security problems, a fully working internet services would not necessarily be available immediately.
Last month Alcatel-Lucent won a contract to extend and upgrade the landline telephone network in Libya south of Tripoli and in the Western Mountains.
(Source: Libya Herald)