France's Orange acquires Liberia's largest cell phone company Cellcom in Africa expansion move

France’s Orange has agreed to buy Cellcom Liberia from privately held Cellcom Telecommunications Ltd. for an undisclosed sum as part of its expansion strategy in West Africa.

The takeover will, according to Orange, give it ownership of the largest of Liberia‘s four mobile operators and enlarge its footprint in the Francophone region.

Cellcom Liberia has 1.3 million mobile customers and a market share of about 45%, just ahead of Lonestar Cell MTN. An Orange spokesperson said that Cellcom is “a very dynamic player with good growth potential” in a market that is still developing.

Read more: Orange Expands in Africa With Cellcom Liberia Acquisition | Light Reading

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