Libya reconnects mobile telephone network

Mobile network in east and west of Libya reconnected after almost eight months
Libya's telecoms sector suffered serious damage during the war to oust Moamer Kadhafi.
Libya's telecoms sector suffered serious damage during the war to oust Moamer Kadhafi.


Libya has reconnected the mobile network between the eastern and western regions of the country, which were broken at the start of the revolt against former leader Moamer Kadhafi, according to a report from AFP.

"Early Friday morning Libyana Telecommunications Network was reconnected between eastern and western Libya after being cut off for almost eight months," the National Transitional Council said in a statement, as reported by AFP.

"This news brought relief to many Libyans who have been unable to communicate with their loved ones", the statement added.

SMS services had also resumed in eastern parts of the country, along with mobile data services available to Libyana’s mobile subscribers.

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