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Libya "Halts Telco Tender"

The chief executive of Etisalat, Ahmad Julfar [Ahmad AbdulKarim Julfar] (pictured), has told reporters that Libya has put on hold a tender to manage the country’s monopoly telecoms operator, the state-owned Libyan Post, Telecommunication and Information Technology Co. (LIPTIC). He said the United Arab Emirates-based company is keen on winning the contract to run LIPTIC, […]

Qatar Telecom Considers Libyan Acquisition

Qatar Telecom (QTEL), the Arab world’s second-biggest phone company by sales, is looking at potential purchases in Libya, according to Bloomberg. The carrier, which has made purchases in neighbouring Tunisia, and owns 60 percent of Iraq’s Asiacell, said it would unify its brands under the name Ooredoo, which means "I want" in Arabic. (Source: Bloomberg)

International telcos eye Libya opportunities

International firms are keen to enter Libya's telecommunications sector, one of the major business opportunities created by last year's uprisings in the Arab world. But they will only find out how they can do so after the war-torn country's first free elections in June. Foreign investment in the sector is much needed after a fifth […]