Information and Communications Technology

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According to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), 9 out of 10 Libyans had access to a mobile phone in 2017. ITU’s estimations for internet usage are however much lower, with approximately 21.8% of the country’s population using the internet at least once in a period of three months, from any location. The ITU also estimates that only 5% has a fixed subscription to high-speed access to the internet.

In 2018, a survey conducted among Libya’s youth showed that a majority of job seekers and employees, in particular at the private sector, gave particular importance at their computer and internet skills for being hired. Interviewees placed these skills among the top five necessary skills for developing their performance in their current positions or finding a better job (Abughaighis, 2018).

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