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Cameroon’s National Agency for Information and Communication Technologies (ANTIC) has rolled out Doc Authentic, a comprehensive software package that will be incorporated in the information management systems of public and private institutions in the country. The software features a digital signature component to maintain the integrity and security of official documents as fraud continues to...

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Cameroon’s ISP and mobile virtual network operator YooMee has launched its new mobile money service in direct competition with MTN MoMo and Orange Money. In June 2021, the Central African Banking Commission (COBAC), via United Bank for Africa (UBA), authorised the telco to offer electronic money services. As MNOs and MVNOs are not financial institutions,...

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From 2019 to 2020, the Internet penetration rate in Cameroon did not exceed 40%. The government, aware of the importance of digital technology in its post-Covid economic recovery, has decided to invest to further develop this sector at the heart of several development issues. Through the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank granted a loan...

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Canadian mobile and broadband wireless infrastructure solutions provider NuRAN Wireless has connected 48 telecommunications sites in Cameroon in a deal it projects will yield better-than-expected return. The tower and related equipment went live recently and “has already begun to generate significant traffic,” according to NuRAN officials. NuRAN plans to deliver 242 sits as part of...

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Some 114 operators and providers of telecommunications value-added services in Cameroon have been called upon by the Telecommunications Regulatory Board (ART) to comply with regulatory filings. Notable among the list signed recently by ART General Manager Philemon Zoo Zame are: Campost, CFAO Technologies SA, Arintech Cameroun, Express Union Finance SA, Acmar Media Group, Bell Telecom,...

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MTN Cameroon, the local mobile unit of South Africa’s MTN Group, has applied for permission to deploy and operate a trial 5G network, reports Business in Cameroon. The operator has submitted a request to the Telecommunications Regulatory Board (Agence de Regulation des Telecommunications, ART) for a relevant licence to test 5G services in the country. MTN said the move is aimed...

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Cameroon has to move quickly with financing in order to strengthen the country’s broadband connectivity. This is according to Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). Songwe recently met with Cameroon’s Minister of Finance, Louis Paul Motaze, to help chart plans to foster innovative financing, digital transformation and industrial...

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Mobile financial services technology company VYZYO, and the national provider of postal and financial services in Cameroon CAMPOST have entered into a partnership to deploy and operate digital payment and mobile financial services throughout Cameroon. According to information supplied to the media, VYZYO will initially deploy its VYZYOPay solution for CAMPOST. The mobile financial services...

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Cameroon’s national telecommunications company Camtel has reached a strategic partnership agreement with MTN GlobalConnect, the digital wholesale and infrastructure services company of MTN Group. The protocol agreement, signed recently by the General Manager of Camtel Judith Yah Sunday Achidi and MTN GlobalConnect CEO Frédéric Schepens, paves the way for MTN GlobalConnect to commercialise Camtel’s four...