Libyana

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Libyana
Type Private
Industry Prepaid mobile phone operator
Founded January 2004
Headquarters Tripoli, Libya
Key people LIBYA, Chairman
Products GSM, 3G
Employees 800+
Parent GPTC of Libya (public)
Website www.libyana.ly

Libyana (Arabic: ليبيانا‎) was a Libyan mobile phone company established in 2004. It was one of two mobile phone operators owned by the General Posts and Telecommunications Company (GPTC).

Muhammad Gaddafi, the eldest son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, was the chairman. Libyana entered the Libyan market with low-cost services to compete with the existing Almadar Mobile Provider, which was also later bought by GPTC.

As part of the Libyan civil war, part of the Libyana network has been disconnected to create a rebel owned cell network, called Free Libyana.[1]

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  1. ^ Coker, Margaret. "Rebels Hijack Gadhafi's Phone Network". Wall Street Journal. April 13, 2011. Accessed April 13, 2011.

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