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LPTIC and Alcatel-Lucent - Libya

Alcatel-Lucent announced that it has further strengthened its working relationship with LPTIC (Libyan Post Telecommunications & Information Technology Company) by signing a multimillion euro contract to deploy the second phase of Eastern Libya's optical fiber network. Alcatel-Lucent is currently finalizing the first phase of deployment, which includes 4,400 km of optical fiber across the eastern part of the country. Once the second stage is complete -- which will add a further 2,800 km -- Libya will be equipped with one of Africa's most widespread fiber-optic backbones able to interface with neighboring countries and support Libyan economic growth and social development.

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