Libya puts telco tender process on hold

Tender to manage state-owned telecom operator halted, according to Reuters

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Libya puts telco tender process on hold Libya has put on hold a tender to manage the country's single, state-owned telecom operator. (Getty Images)
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  March 18, 2013

Libya has put on hold a tender to manage the country's single, state-owned telecom operator, Libyan Post, Telecommunication and Information Technology Co (LIPTIC), according to a report from Reuters.

Ahmed Julfar, CEO of the UAE's Etisalat Group, one of the operators interested in the tender, told reporters that the Libyan government had put the process "on hold", according to the report.

Julfar said that Libyan authorities had not yet informed Etisalat about the terms of the deal. "From their side, the government has put it on hold. We are yet to hear from them, but Libya is a good market," Julfar was quoted as saying.

Libya has two mobile operators, Al Madar and Libyana, which are both subsidiaries of LIPTIC.

Etisalat revealed that it was interested in Libya's telecoms market back in February 2012.

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