Libyan Cloud News Agency – Tripoli
Hatif Libya Company, a subsidiary of the Libyan Telecom Holding Company, and the American Infinera Company signed an agreement in Tripoli on Monday.
The agreement aims to develop the national messaging network.
The Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity, Abdul Hamid Al-Dabaiba, the US Special Envoy and Ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland, and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Eric Meyer, attended the signing ceremony.
The Prime Minister considered that the signing of the agreement is an important step to advance the Libyan-American economic relations and enhance confidence towards the integration of state institutions to provide digital services for all, through which citizens enjoy equal opportunities.
For his part, the US Special Envoy and Ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland, praised the signing of the agreement, saying that his country will remain a supporter and economic partner for Libya in all fields.
This program is the first event hosted by the US Embassy in Libya since 2014.
As per the agreement terms, Infinera will upgrade the fiber optic network project for Libyan communications, including an undersea cable linking Libya to Europe, and expand Internet and mobile phone services to cover more areas.
The US Company will also improve the quality of services for all customers, and enable the national network to dynamically switch traffic through various paths to ensure the continuity of services in the event of interruptions caused by physical damage to cables and power outages.
It will also enable Libya to take advantage of its strategic location to link the continents of Europe and Africa, as the network will provide capabilities and electronic protection for 60 sites throughout Libyan territory using advanced optical equipment and techniques to reach an operational capacity of 600 gigabytes on the coastal areas and 200 gigabytes in the southern region, which can be expanded and developed to reach nine terabytes.