Orange Group has announced the completion of its acquisition of Liberian mobile operator Cellcom. The buyout has been carried out via Orange Cote d’Ivoire, which agreed to acquire Cellcom Telecommunications’ 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 becomes the 20th market in Orange Group’s Africa and Middle East footprint.