Thuraya is to launch its satellite phone service in Libya. The chief of Libya's General Company for Post, and Telecommunications (GCPT), Eng. Mohamed Muammer al Gathafi announced earlier this week that the Company would distribute public telephones, to be provided by Thuraya, especially in remote areas, and desert roads.

This came during the signing of two agreements in Tripoli between the GCPT and Thuraya. The agreements allow Thuraya to launch its services and products in the Libyan market. Eng. Mohamed Muammer al Gathafi confirmed in a speech after the signing ceremony that these two agreements come to organize Thuraya phone network services in Libya, based on international laws and norms in the field of communications.