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Both countries have the ambition to improve the living conditions of their respective populations thanks to low-cost broadband which offers multiple economic and social opportunities. This is the commitment made when this project started in 2020. Congo and Cameroon are officially interconnected by fiber optics. The network that materializes this digital collaboration between the two States was...

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The telecommunications networks of Cameroon and Central African Republic (CAR) will be interconnected via land-based fibre optic network infrastructure by January 2023. This follows an MoU signed this week in Yaounde between Cameroon’s Minister of Posts and Telecommunications Minette Libom Li Likeng and CAR’s Minister of Digital Economy, Posts and Telecommunications Justin Gourna Zacko. The...

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Cameroon is not utilising its submarine fibre optic infrastructure to the maximum, according to research released by the World Bank. An excerpt from the World Bank Group’s country diagnostic report, Cameron Digital Economy Assessment, reads: “Cameroon’s international connectivity remains non-competitive despite the existence of multiple submarine cables, leading to unused capacity and limited international bandwidth per capita.”...

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Shareholders of Viettel Cameroon SA have ended a long-drawn-out internal management tussle which has significantly stifled growth of the company. Viettel Cameroon SA operates under the brand name Nexttel. It is a joint venture between Viettel Global Investment Joint Stock Company (a subsidiary of Vietnam military telecommunications company – Viettel) and Bestcam, owned by Cameroonian...

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Following research into two of Cameroon’s ten regions in 2020 and 2021, the country’s National Agency for Information and Communication Technologies (ANTIC) has found that the ICT penetration is below 14%. The body wants to address this through training and ICT infrastructure. ANTIC has organised a three-day capacity-building training session for officials from municipalities in the...

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Cameroon’s government has made available high-speed internet connection to start-ups in the fast-growing tech ecosystem nicknamed Silicon Mountain in Buea, southwest of the country. Minister of Posts and Telecommunications Minette Libom Li Likeng made the donation on the sidelines of the third edition of the Cameroon ICT Innovation Week, hosted from 14-18 March 2022. In...

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MTN Cameroon, Orange Cameroun, Nexttel and Camtel have deactivated a total of 891,082 SIM cards for non-compliance with subscriber identification rules, according the country’s Telecommunications Regulatory Board (TRB). The development adds pressure to telecommunication service providers who have lobbied authorities since last year to relax regulation. The regulator said it will allow 94,882 non-compliant SIM...

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Mobile network operators in Cameroon are scrutinising The TotalEnergies 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to capitalise on business opportunities linked to digital infrastructure and communication. Prior to start of the tournament, Judith Yah Sunday, General Manager of state-owned Camtel confirmed via a message posted on Twitter, that the company had upgraded the quality of...