TRIPOLI, Nov 26, 2011 (AFP) -Libya on Saturday said it had reconnected the mobile telephone network between its . . .[restrict]eastern and western regions which was broken since the start of the revolt against Moamer Kadhafi.
“Early Friday morning Libyana Telecommunications Network was reconnected between eastern and western Libya after being cut off for almost eight months,” the National Transitional Council said in a statement.
“This news brought relief to many Libyans who have been unable to communicate with their loved ones” on either sides of the country, it said.
The statement, quoting Libya’s Minister of Telecommunications, Anwar al-Fituri, said that text messaging services had also resumed in eastern parts of the country, along with internet service accessible to Libyana mobile telephone subscribers.
Fituri said the network was fixed thanks to the “persistent efforts of those who worked around the clock to repair the massive destruction caused by random bombings” of infrastructure by Kadhafi forces “especially in Sirte and Brega.”