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Etisalat looks at Libyan operators
14 February 2012
Gulf telecoms group wants to acquire licence or invest in operators, says chairman Mohammad Omran
Etisalat intends to get involved in the Libyan telecommunications market, possibly by acquiring a licence or investing in an operator in the country, reports Reuters, citing chairman Mohammad Omran.
He told the agency: “We have shown to the Libyan government our interest [in] the possibility to participate in the development of the telecoms market in Libya, either by a new licence or even by operating or investing in one of the existing mobile licences.”
However, Omran clarified that there were “no official talks” with the government on buying into the telecommunications sector.
Both of Libya’s mobile operators are state owned. Etisalat bid for Libya's third mobile licence in 2009, but no winner was announced. Libya also owns LAP Green Networks, which invests in a number of African operators. GTB
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