Tripoli, 8 November 2023. Libyan United International for Telecommunication and Technology (LUIC), a leading data service provider in North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, and Medusa Submarine Cable System, a neutral and independent Mediterranean submarine infrastructure operator, have signed an agreement to extend Medusa to the Libyan coast. The submarine cable, which is 8,760km long, will have two landing points in Libya, connecting the coastal cities of Tripoli and Benghazi.
The Libyan branches of the Medusa cable is a very significant milestone for the project, as it strengthens the connection between North African countries and, consequently, their connection with Southern Europe. With this new agreement, Medusa will connect 11 countries through its landing points in Portugal, Morocco, Spain, France, Algeria, Tunisia, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, and now Libya.
The CEOs of the companies signed the agreement this week in Tripoli: Mr. Ibrahem Rahab of Libyan United International for Telecommunication and Technology (LUIC) and Norman Albi of Medusa and AFR-IX telecom.
Albi highlighted the importance of Medusa’s landing in Libya for the Mediterranean region:
Mr. Ibrahem Rahab, the CEO of Libyan United International Company for Telecommunication and Technology (LUIC), stated:
Mr. Ibrahem Rahab, Managing Director at LUIC
The installation of the Medusa submarine cable system in Libya is crucial, as it will significantly improve the country’s connectivity and communication infrastructure, which will foster economic development and regional integration. Moreover, it will strengthen Libya’s ties with neighbouring North African and Southern European countries, facilitating increased cooperation and information exchange.