Al Madar switches on 5G services

31 Oct 2019

Libyan cellular operator Almadar Aljaded (Al Madar), the country’s second largest mobile network operator (MNO) by subscribers, has announced the launch of 5G services following successful testing of a trial network capable of speeds up to 1.5Gbps. The company has said the service will initially be available in the country’s main cities by 2020, before eventually being rolled out nationwide. Al Madar has also extended its LTE-A ‘4G+’ service, first launched in January 2018, to the cities of Qaminis, Kufra and Marj in recent weeks.