CSG announced it has appointed Ken Kennedy as chief operating officer and president of its revenue management and digital monetization solutions unit. Previously president of technology and product, Kennedy has dedicated the last 15 years of his career at CSG to leading the company’s product management, engineering, and platform operations across CSG’s solutions portfolio.

Read more: CSG names new chief operating officer

Orange announced that its venture capital arm, Orange Ventures has become a separate legal entity with an increased allocation of 350 million euros, empowering it to be more agile and competitive in seeking out and supporting the best start-up talent worldwide. Orange Ventures invests in high-growth sectors, in areas traditional to Orange expertise such as connectivity, cybersecurity, the digital enterprise, and innovative financial services, as well as new territories that the group is exploring, like e-health.

Read more: Orange allocates EUR 350 mln for new digital innovations entity

Benya, a leader in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure and digital transformation in Egypt, Africa and the Middle East announced the establishment of its Global Advisory Board (GAB). This represents an important milestone for the company as Benya is strengthening its position as a trusted partner to deliver high quality ICT solutions. The established board is set to empower the company’s vision by providing counsel to Benya’s leadership.

Read more: Benya establishes its Global Advisory Board

2020 has been quite a year and the least we can say is that it was “unprecedented”. Existing ICT and telecommunication trends gained more ground in light of the new normal imposed on everyone as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The telecommunications industry was put under the spotlight given its substantial role in keeping businesses and almost all sectors running. As 2021 begins, new opportunities for telecom players will emerge.

Read more: 2021: The year of new opportunities

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