Alcatel-Lucent (euronext paris andnyse:ALU) has signed a turnkey contract with the Libyan InternationalTelecommunication Company (LITC) to build a new 1,000 km undersea cable systemlinking the country’s capital, Tripoli, to Benghazi, and providing thebroadband connectivity needed in support of ongoing efforts to revive theLibyan economy.
The system will play a critical role in the reconstruction Libya’s telecominfrastructure improving the levels of connectivity and communicationreliability needed for business, public sector and consumer applications,particularly at a time when global demand for broadband services continues togrow. Based on Alcatel-Lucent’s 100G technology and a cable optimizedwith coherent submarine fiber, the system will ultimately carry capacity inexcess of 10Tbit/s per fiber pair and is expected to be ready for completionmid of 2015
Dr Mohmoud Aujali, Chairman of LITC said: “Broadband connectivity is a majorgrowth opportunity for the foreseeable future and the development of a robusttelecommunication infrastructure is vital. With the help of Alcatel-Lucent, ournewsubmarine cable system promises a significant contribution the overalldevelopments that are being undertaken to improve standard of living forLibyans.”
Philippe Dumont, President of Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks, said: “Weare pleased to support LITC in delivering this major network transformation insupport of the country’s efforts in reconstructing its telecom infrastructure.Strengthening connection with the global digital community, Alcatel-Lucent’sinnovative solution will help LITC promote growth opportunities foreconomic, cultural and educational activities.”
The Libyan international telecommunications company (LITC) is a subsidiaryof the Libyan post , telecommunications and information technology Holdingcompany (LPTIC) , it was founded in 2009 as the main international voice anddata wholesale provider in Libya , and the international arm of LPTIC where it manages the international network to accommodate the rapid increase inthe local and regional demand in telecommunication services utilizing theunique position of Libya as a hub.
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