* Phoday Sisay has been appointed the new acting chief executive officer of the Gambia Telecommunications Company (Gamtel) and the Gambia Cellular GSM Company (Gamcel).

* Pierre Obeid, CTO at South Africa’s mobile operator Cell C, has resigned.

* Mobile-XL has announced that Alieu Conteh, Chairman of Vodacom Congo, has agreed to join the Board of Advisors of Mobile-XL.