SPARKLE AND LITC UPGRADE BILATERAL ITALYLIBYA CABLE TO 100GBPS VIA SICILY HUB
Telecom Italia’s Sparkle and the Libyan International Telecommunications Company (LITC) have upgraded the 570km bilateral cable connecting Libya to Europe via Sicily to 100Gbps.
The enhancement of the cable system, which came about as a result of increasing demand of advanced services between Libya and Europe, will support local internet service providers (ISPS) in providing their eyeballs and the corporate segment with a better internet experience as well as a range of more advanced connectivity services.
“This upgrade is the result of a longstanding and consolidated partnership between Sparkle and LITC. It also proves once again the vital role of Sicily as the natural and most efficient European hub for the Mediterranean, Africa and the Middle East,” says Alessandro Talotta, chairman and CEO at Sparkle.
Mohmoud Alaujali, chairman of LITC, added: “LITC trusts that the upgrade of submarine system will play a major role to enhance the telecommunication services in Libya and deliver efficient bandwidth between Libya and Europe. The recently growing demand for increased data in Libya requires high speed access.”