Hatif taps Huawei for cable maintenance, expansion project

21 Dec 2012

Libyan fixed line incumbent Hatif Libya has reportedly signed a LYD6.5 million (USD5.1 million) contract with Chinese telecoms vendor Huawei for a cable maintenance and expansion project link in the Al Wahat district. According to local press reports, the project focuses on an existing offshore submarine cable as well as the installation of a new cable link between the nearby areas of Ajdabiya and Kufra.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, state-owned Hatif currently holds the responsibility for providing fixed line voice telephony in Libya. Previous incumbent, the General Posts and Telecommunications Company (GPTC), was established in 1984 to fulfil much the same role, but in 2008 it was split into two separate entities, domestic operator Hatif and Libya International Telecom Company (LITC), which was given the job of managing and developing the country’s international telecoms links.

Libya, Hatif Libya, Huawei Technologies