Nokia Solutions and Networks has opened a new office in Tripoli, Libya, in a bid to improve delivery of its mobile broadband infrastructure to support operators in the North African country.

The company said the new office is a reiteration of Nokia’s commitment to supporting the development of a strong mobile broadband infrastructure across Libya and Africa more widely.

“The opening of this modern office marks our readiness to deliver large-scale mobile broadband rollouts in Libya. As the world’s specialist in mobile broadband, NSN will help Libyan operators provide a superior mobile broadband experience for their customers,” said Igor Leprince, head of the Middle East and Africa business region at Nokia Solutions and Networks.

The inauguration took place on Wednesday evening led by Leprince, with the presence of Faisel Gergab, the chairman of the Libyan Post, Telecommunication and Information Technology Company (LPTIC), and representatives of Libyan telecom operators.

“We are delighted that NSN as a global technology leader is opening a new office in Tripoli,” said Gergab.

“This enhances the position of Libya as a technology hub, while improving knowledge transfer toward our country. NSN’s operations in Libya will greatly contribute to our mobile broadband infrastructure and the country’s development.”

Nokia will also be involved in the training of Libyan telecoms engineers and will partner with local universities to provide seminars as well as internship opportunities for students, with the aim of achieving a mobile broadband sector staffed with well trained practitioners and increasing employment opportunities in the country.