LPTIC signs contracts to expand operations

14 Sep 2009

According to a report by Panapress, citing official sources, Libya Post and Telecommunication Information Technology (LPTIC) has signed four contracts to expand and upgrade the networks of its telecoms subsidiaries, General Posts and Telecommunications Company (GPTC), Libya Telecom & Technology (LTT) and Al Madar Telcomms Company. The first contract agreed with Chinese vendors Huawei Technologies and ZTE pertains to the expansion of GPTC’s fixed-wireless CDMA networks; hiring the companies to boost the capacity of the network to 800,000 lines.

The second contract, signed between LTT and the Libyan General People’s committee for education and scientific research, is for a project connecting Libyan schools to the internet via VPN. The third contract, between Huawei and LTT, will see the supplier build out a new mobile network with a capacity of 100,000, while the fourth contract is understood to relate to an upgrade for Al Madar’s mobile network, although specific details were not released.