Egyptian telecommunications operator Orange Egypt has appointed Yasser Shaker as its new CEO. The decision was announced by the Board of Directors of the company following its monthly meeting. The incoming CEO will officially commence his roles and responsibilities with Orange Egypt as of May 1st.

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The minister of communications of Ghana, Ursula Owusu Ekuful, announced the issuing of a second 4G spectrum license in the country, via auction, by June 2018 by the National Communications Authority. The first license was granted to MTN in December 2015 after paying 67.5 million dollars for a fifteen-year license in 800 MHz spectrum band.

Read more: Second 4G license to be issued in Ghana by June 2018

Egyptian state-owned telecom company Telecom Egypt is looking to increase its share in Egypt’s mobile market to 15 percent by 2022, Bloomberg reported. The company said it would only consider selling its 45 percent stake in Vodafone’s Egypt unit if it is able to reach “critical mass” in the Egyptian mobile market.

Read more: Telecom Egypt looks to increase its share in mobile market

MTN aims to relaunch its financial services in South Africa after abandoning this business in September 2016 because of the “lack of commercial viability”. MTN CEO Rob Shuter announced that the operator is developing new products such as loan offers, investments products and insurance in order to cater to its clients’ needs and expand its customers’ base in South Africa.

Read more: MTN to relaunch mobile money services in South Africa

Vodafone is exploring investment opportunities in Egypt and looking to expand its business plans in the field of outsourcing, according to a statement released after a meeting between Egypt’s Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Yasser ElKady, and Vodafone Group Plc. Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, Nick Read.

Read more: Vodafone explores investment opportunities in Egypt

South Sudan-based mobile operator Vivacell, owned by Lebanon's Fattouch Investment Group, has had its license suspended effective March 20, 2018, in the African country, for failing to comply with regulations, according to the head of South Sudan's National Communications Authority.

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ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, reached an agreement on strategic cooperation with MEA's leading operator MTN Group. Both sides signed the Memorandum of Understanding related to collaboration on 5G network architectures during Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona.

Read more: ZTE teams up with MTN Group to lead 5G commercialization in MEA

Sparkle, the international service arm of Italy's TIM Group, and Positive Technologies, a global provider of enterprise security solutions, announced the launch of Signalling Protection Suite, a new and full suite of security services for signaling connectivity.

Read more: TIM’s Sparkle launches full suite of security services for signaling connectivity

UAE telecom operator Etisalat's former Nigerian operation, rebranded as 9mobile, will be purchased for $500 million by investment firm Teleology Holdings. An auction was held for the troubled operator, which became a new brand in the Nigerian telecom market in mid-2017 after Etisalat pulled out of the country.

Read more: Investment firm wins bid for Etisalat's former Nigerian arm 9mobile

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