Libya Satellite Internet [Report]

how satellite internet works 300x214 Libya Satellite Internet [Report]Satellite internet is common around the world but in Libya it was the rarest internet connection and the hardest to get for a person, specially if it’s a Two Way connection, the reason to that was the over caution of government, since they cannot filter satellite connections (two way connections).

the concept of satellite internet is not that complicated as it seems to be

Two-way satellite Internet service involves both sending and receiving data from a remote very-small-aperture terminal (VSAT) via satellite to a hub telecommunications port (teleport), which then relays data via the terrestrial Internet. The satellite dish at each location must be precisely pointed to avoid interference with other satellites. The two way satellite market can be divided into those systems that support professional applications, such as banking, retail etc. and those built to provide home or small business users with access.

The market of satellite internet is expending in Libya around major cities and also on the southern area where reaching the internet requires this technology, as private companies started to launch as re-sellers and technical support for foreign satellite companies LTT is being silent, no news about improvements, maintenance, sales or future which is pushing more consumers to use better, faster, always up, but of course more expansive internet services.

Satellite internet is cheaper, but when a company resell it to you, they will at least double the price of the device, triple the price of the monthly subscription fees,  and use you.

so unless they work honestly and offer affordable prices my advice is that you to search the internet for a satellite provider that covers north Africa area [ I can't recommend any], and buy everything online by your self.

So here is the pros and cons of satellite internet in Libya:


  1. Lightning Fast [don't buy cheap plans and tell me it's not, sorry].
  2. Always connected [compared to Wimax a turtle handling a message is just fine so satellite is just perfect].
  3. unfiltered , freedom, nobody can cut you off the internet, you wont lose your important business for political games.
  4. it’s Satellite!! you can brag! which is an important element!!! [maybe not]
  1. Storms and rain can cut you off a little bit.
  2. Expansive [depends].
  3. Might get forbidden by government again.
  4. People don’t understand satellite internet yet, what is a one way, two way ? how do you calculate bandwidth? how can I pay? don’t worry it’s the same except you can deal with a re-seller or pay by credit card, even using a phone call and giving your info if you have no access at all.
I don’t know, suggestions? it’s my point of view the most important is yours so please comment icon wink Libya Satellite Internet [Report]



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10 thoughts on “Libya Satellite Internet [Report]

  1. Osama

    Dear Wissam,
    I’ve heard about a sat provider in Libya but charges a lot compared to original price. The company is an English company. Even when we contacted the original company. We were told that we have to deal with the local agent. Any ideas with good 2way sat. providers in Tripoli?
    Thanks man for the good work..



      i am a provider of internet satellite and in can provide the best solution and the best prices
      if you want
      write me amail and u can andersatand what u want

  2. Farah

    Hi everyone.

    Does anyone know any good providers for satelite internet in Libya for individual use. Also clearly ones with reasonable pricing dont want to be ripped off.

    Thanks :)

  3. akram

    i checked the prices nd the service for all sat internet still socks ..the maximum it can give is for downloading as example 780 kp/s so it’s like y max but a bit faster ,,,i dont advice anyone to deal with them plus its big money u gona pay for 1 year .sorry companies in libya but that’s the true

  4. Farah

    Thanks for the feeedback its good to know. Once the Libyan governement allow competition in telecommunications industry we will be swamped with high level services !

    Hope it happens soon – egerly awaiting better service providers.

  5. Adoo

    you have satellite internet but it is very expensive. For example, for 2 GB per month you need to pay 15 LYD. That’s stealing from the company “Giga” because I come from Europe (Bosnia and Herzegovina)and I paid monthly for the cheapest internet connection 15 euros from 10Mbps/512kbps and I have no limit download traffic..Right now in Libya I am using wimax(LTT.LY) which is often useless, but I have no other choice but to wait to come to Libya a company that will offer a good internet with realistic prices…

  6. Salem

    For your information, the current sale prices of LTT services is already discounted by more than 60% I guess. The Libyan government is already supporting all these companies in order to provide the libyans with an affordable internet packages, but in the same time this was the main reason behind that slow movements within this field.
    LTT ADSL = 20LYDs per month, where the real cost of this services is not less than 50LYDs per month as we calculated it.
    @Adoo, from my own experience in Italy I tried to get the best offers there for the mobile internet service with the following result:
    Provider Name = TIM
    Package Name = 21Mbps Unlimited
    Prince = 30Euros per month = 54LYDs
    Real package = 10GB monthly quota after that the speed comes to 64Kbps
    Real speed = 3 ~ 9Mbps

    At the end, who want to have a good service quality he has to pay a reasonable prices (>50LYDs per month). But unfortunately, all the folks here are looking only for the cheapest always without considering quality, and after that they will start complaining about the providers.

    Regarding the satellite services in general, here @ ICONA we will be happy to help any one with the right decision in order to get the final satisfaction.

    ICONA is different, as we are the only VSAT ISP here with the biggest capacity ever covering all the Libya region. Please double check with your supplier if they are a real ISP or just a reseller.

    Take a look at what we have got from the low quality market products for example ( chinese made ), and what improvements that we have got from such a manufacturers.

    Quality first, that is our main goal here @ ICONA


  7. Tez

    Very unfortunate to hear about the Internet situation in Libya. It is hard to believe you cannot even watch Youtube videos via the terrestrial ISP.

    Here in Canada we have quality connections but we pay a lot of money for it.

    My current package is 100Mbps down / 5Mbps up, 500GB per month limit (not really enforced) for the equivalent of about 95 LYD. The lowest available package with my ISP is 10Mbps down / 512Kbps up, with a 125GB per month limit for around 35 LYD.

    Anyway, I hope the government opens up telecommunications competition as you all deserve good service.



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