Top Telecom Companies | Largest Telecoms in Libya
Marcopolis.net presents top telecom companies in Libya.
Economic activity is expected to show some recovery in 2012, concurrent with an improvement in the security situation. Crude oil production has exceeded 1 million barrels per day as of early 2012, and is expected to reach pre-conflict levels in 2014. Non hydrocarbon GDP is expected to recover by 2012, driven mainly by construction.
The mobile sub-sector remained underdeveloped with Almadar as the sole operator until the introduction of Libyana as the second GSM network in 2004, which sent market penetration skyrocketing from one of the lowest in Africa to one of the highest within only two years.
The Libyan telecom space is dominated by the state owned 2 mobile operators: Almadar and Libyana. The Ministry of telecommunications and informatics of Libya is planning to introduce an independent TRA followed by an introduction of the 3rd telecom operator.
According to the Ministry of telecommunications, the mobile penetration rate stands at about 115% split between Almadar and Libyana. Libyana enjoys a dominant position with a market share of around 72 to 73% of the whole market, data and voice. The number of active subscribers that Libyana reached in 2013 is more than 4 million active subscribers. The sector employs about 13,000 people.
Furthermore the Ministry adds, "WiMAX is only offered by LTT. We have not issued any new licenses except for temporary ones for the government owned companies, for private sector companies we can give licenses no problem. LTT has a license for WiMax and Libyana has a license for 3G. We have granted a 3G license to Almadar also so that they can carry out their HSBA+ projects."
"Right now it is not difficult; we have already started giving licenses to the private sector. In the last few months we have given around 22 privatised licenses, we have given around 23 VSAT services licences; we have given fleet control to around 20 or 30 private companies for things like GPS as this was basically forbidden in the previous regime, so we have given licenses for that as well. We have given around 15 value added services licenses for mobile operators to offer things such as ring back tones, different SMS services etc. There is a lot of interest in the private sector in the telecom industry," concludes the ministry.
Largest Telecoms in Libya
Libyan Post and Telecommunications and Information Technology (LPTIC)
The holding company controls Libyana, Almadar, Aljeel Aljadeed Company, Libya Post Company, Hatif Libya Company, LTT, Libya International Telecom Company and Albunya Investment and Services Company.
Libyana started its GSM mobile services in September 2004, and quickly achieve success in the market by providing extensive network coverage in all key areas throughout Libya. Continues offering of value added services, and its introduction of 3G services in September 2006, a first in North Africa, has pushed Libyana to market leadership in Libya. Libyana enjoys a dominant position with a market share of around 72 to 73% of the whole market, data and voice. The number of active subscribers that Libyana reached in 2013 is more than 4 million active subscribers.
Almadar is the second largest mobile operator in Libya. Provides mobile services.
Hatif Libya Company
The company has been established upon a decision from the Secretary of the Board of Directors of LPTIC, No. (4) for year 2008, for purposes of operation and maintenance of the state systems and the development of a national phone network. This includes the local systems represented in the transit switchboards, secondary switchboards, connection parameters within cities, and providing all services to subscribers, as well as any other complementary activity in order to achieve its objectives. The company endeavors to contribute in building the society economy through the works it provides and through maintaining the values, principles and exemplars of the society.
Libyan International Telecom Company
The Libyan International Telecom Company is one of LPTIC subsidiaries, established in 2008 to take over the management of all ports, international contacts in Libya and to meet the needs of the international communications of the other subsidiaries, whether telephony or data services.
Launched in February 2007, GreenN (also known as LAP GreenN) is a provider of total communication solutions and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Libyan African Portfolio (LAP).
GreenN offers quality mobile and fixed voice, data, Internet and business continuity services to customers across its operations in East and West Africa.
Thuraya is a leading mobile satellite communications company that empowers people with tools to bring the organizations and communities they serve closer together.
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