According to the Libya Herald, Hermes Communications Technology, a Libyan joint venture partner of international Wide Area Communications specialists Hermes Datacomms, has been awarded a telecoms licence in Libya. The concession, which will allow Hermes to provide communications service to the oil and gas industry and other corporate sectors, reportedly encompasses fixed line telephony, international transmission, VSAT communication and internet services. The company’s country manager for Libya, Glynn Wagg, commented: ‘Our aim is to ensure that all our customers in Libya are provided with direct and extensive support and a more dependable and secure service. This licence will aid our customers in receiving faster installations, clearer costs and the assurance of legal requirements’.
Hermes Communications Technology first established a presence within the Libyan capital, Tripoli in 2005, trading continuously and supplying VSAT communications solutions to clients in both urban and rural locations. UK-based parent company Hermes Datacomms specialises in providing tailored Wide Area Communications services to the upstream oil and gas industry, chiefly in ‘challenging’ locations such as Algeria, Angola, Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Iraq, Russia and Turkmenistan.