Telecoms - In Brief


- Rwanda National Police (RNP) on Monday distributed 175 mobile phones to members of the community policing committees (CPCs), in Eastern Province, to ease communication. Addressing hundreds of local leaders, Commissioner of Police Sam Karemera, said that the mobile phones would help CPCs report timely issues to the nearest security organs.

- South Africa’s MTN Group, through its local unit, has issued a press release denying that it has any intention of pulling out of the Syrian market, adding that it remains wholly committed to serving its subscribers there. In a statement, MTN Syria said that information published earlier about the parent group’s intention to pull out of Syria was completely inaccurate.

- Libya International Telecommunications Company (LITC), which was given the responsibility for managing and developing the country’s international telecoms links in 2008, has signed a contract with French-US telecoms vendor Alcatel-Lucent to cover the installation of new switches for international calls in the Benghazi-Derna region. The LITC is wholly state-owned via Libya Post, Telecommunications and Information Technology Company (LPTIC).