"When Colonel Gadhafi seized control of the internet and jammed cellular networks, it left 2 million Libyans without secure wireless communication to each other or the world. It also caused mayhem for the rebels, who were left coordinating their battle fronts with only hand signals, 'a throw-back that proved disastrous,' says the WSJ.
Then, Ousama Abushagur, a Libyan telecom executive with American roots, came up with a plan to take back control of the airwaves by 'hiving off' part of the network, around the central control in Tripoli, where
Gadhafi and his intelligence officers could easily control and eavesdrop any calls." read more