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Prysmian to supply Libya with 6,300 kilometres of fiber optic cable

Prysmian Cables & Systems has secured a major contract for the supply of 6,300 kilometres of fiber optic cable to L...


November 22, 2006  


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Prysmian Cables & Systems has secured a major contract for the supply of 6,300 kilometres of fiber optic cable to Libya.

The cable will form the backbone of the new telecommunications network of the national operator LPTIC (Libyan Post, Telecommunication and Information Company) and will extend into the northern and western areas of the country including Tripoli.

The cable, supplied through Italian main contractor SIRTI, will be produced at Prysmian’s Italian production facility at Livorno Ferraris and will contain from 24 to 96 optical fibers, depending on their location within the network.

Installation of the cables will be completed in approximately 18 months although the network will continue to evolve as other regions and cities are subsequently reached by fiber, the company said today in a statement.

“(This) confirms the positive signs in the current telecom market and is a clear indicator of the strategic direction taken by the major operators as we enter the broadband age,” said Giovanni Scotti, director of Prysmian’s global telecom cable and fiber optic business.