Within a span of 21 hours, internet access from service providers such as Orange, LonestarCell MTN, LibTelCo, and K3 Telecom went down twice across the entire country this weekend.
For the past 14 years, I have given the best of myself to Liberia. With honor, I have dedicated my entire professional and personal life to the betterment of our country, especially within the ICT sector.
Information provided by telecommunications firms and their customers revealed that last week, Lonestarâ€™s network was hit in attacks causing internet outages, although reports that hackers took down the entire countryâ€™s internet appear to have been overblown.
The Ministry of Finance and Development Planning has prepared and submitted its budget for the upcoming fiscal year, 2016-2017. Understandably in anticipation of the 2017 elections, the National Elections Commission sees the greatest percentage increase in budget allocation.
Liberia has taken a step forward in allowing for cheaper and faster communications between telecommunications operators within the country. The establishment of Liberiaâ€™s Internet Exchange Point is meant to allow local operators to interconnect and exchange information directly, as opposed to communicating with each other through gateways in Europe and the US.