Cellcom Liberia, the mobile operator recently acquired by Orange Group via its Orange Cote d’Ivoire subsidiary, has launched an ultra-high speed mobile service branded ‘4G+LTE’. On its Facebook page, the carrier confirmed that ‘unbeatable 4G+LTE is here!’ – albeit the initial coverage is limited to Motserrado County, which hosts the capital Monrovia, with plans to roll out services to other counties in the coming months. At a press launch last weekend, the operator’s chief executive officer Avisha Marziano said the advent of LTE in Liberia would ensure that ’customers enjoy the latest high speed internet service’ in the country.
Earlier this month, TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate reported that Orange Group completed its acquisition of Cellcom via its Cote d’Ivoire unit, following an agreement to acquire the Liberian subsidiary at the start of this year. The purchase price was not disclosed. Cellcom serves around 1.4 million subscribers and, according to Orange: ‘Over the next few months, Liberian customers will benefit from the arrival of Orange, one of Africa’s leading players in the telecoms industry. Orange will provide its marketing expertise and world-class technical capability to further strengthen the operator’s established network and enhance customer service.’ Liberia has become the 20th market in Orange Group’s Africa and Middle East footprint.