Liberia’s former incumbent LTC Signs MoUs A-Link and ZTE
As part of the slow-moving attempts to revive itself, Liberia’s incumbent LTC signed agreements with Chinese equipment manufacturer ZTE and Ivorian international wholesale carrier A-Link. The agreement has taken 20 months to negotiate.
ZTE is expected now to provide network that will extend LTC’s operation beyond its current single switch in the down town of the capital Monrovia. A-Link will allow it to connect to the outside world, by providing interconnections with international operators.
If the pattern in the sub-region is followed, the new regulator LTA can expect to come under pressure from the Government and the company to give it back its former monopoly over the international gateway. The justification will be that it can then generate much needed cash-flow to increase the value of the company for privatisation.