By Sami Zaptia.
London, 28 February 2020:
The Libyan Post and Telecommunications Information Technology Company (LPTIC), Libya’s state telecoms holding company that owns Libya’s main state telecoms companies such as mobile operators Al-Madar and Libyana and internet supply company Libya Telecoms and Technology (LTT), met with telecoms giant Ericsson in Rome on Wednesday to discuss projects.
LPTIC reported that during the meeting, it was agreed to develop an integrated plan of action for the maintenance and development of the networks and infrastructure of its companies, where a large part of the infrastructure had been seriously damaged as a result of Libya’s wars since the 2011 revolt that overthrew the 42 year-old Qaddafi regime.
The state holding company said that the technical support that Ericsson will provide was also discussed to ease the logistic and technical difficulties and to ensure the readiness of its communication companies for several important projects. These include the expansion and development of the Al-Madar network and the readiness of the 5G network project launched by the company last October.
The development of the Network Operating Centre (NOC) project for both the International Telecom Company, the Jeel Aljadeed company and other projects that will contribute to improving the performance of communication and internet services in the country were also discussed.
On the training front, a training programme for the top Libyan university graduates across Libya was approved in order to transfer knowledge and enhance their capabilities and skills at various Ericsson centres around the world to ensure that they are prepared for entry into Libya’s labour market with its various telecoms companies.