Communications in Libya

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Twelve television stations run by the government.


Private radio stations

  • Allibya FM (93.4)

Government run station

The three radio stations are run by the government.

Printed media

There are four daily newspapers, all controlled and monitored by the government owned press company "General Press Corporation".

There are also a number of weekly newspapers.

Cellular and GSM

There are two GSM operators both owned by the government:


Internet and telecommunications are mainly run by the government through a semi-private telecommunication company LTT(Libya Telecom & Technology), the company moderates and controls the use of Internet in Libya.

The Four ISP's in Libya


Telephones - main lines in use: 750,000 (2003)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 3,250,000 (2007)

Telephone system: telecommunications system is being modernized; mobile cellular telephone system became operational in 1996
domestic: microwave radio relay, coaxial cable, cellular, tropospheric scatter, and a domestic satellite system with 14 earth stations
international: satellite earth stations - 4 Intelsat, NA Arabsat, and NA Intersputnik; submarine cables to France and Italy; microwave radio relay to Tunisia and Egypt; tropospheric scatter to Greece; participant in Medarabtel (1999)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 16, FM 3, shortwave 3 (2002)

Radios: 1.35 million (1997)

Television broadcast stations: 12 (plus one low-power repeater) (1999)

Televisions: 730,000 (1997)

Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 4 (2005)

Internet users: 205,000 (2005)

Country code (Top-level domain): LY

Services & Private Companies

See also


Algeria · Angola · Benin · Botswana · Burkina Faso · Burundi · Cameroon · Cape Verde · Central African Republic · Chad · Comoros · Democratic Republic of the Congo · Republic of the Congo · Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) · Djibouti · Egypt · Equatorial Guinea · Eritrea · Ethiopia · Gabon · The Gambia · Ghana · Guinea · Guinea-Bissau · Kenya · Lesotho · Liberia · Libya · Madagascar · Malawi · Mali · Mauritania · Mauritius · Morocco · Mozambique · Namibia · Niger · Nigeria · Rwanda · São Tomé and Príncipe · Senegal · Seychelles · Sierra Leone · Somalia · South Africa · Sudan · Swaziland · Tanzania · Togo · Tunisia · Uganda · Zambia · Zimbabwe

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