Huawei constructs GSM network for Camtel. Business News of Thursday, 21 May 2015 Source: Investir au Cameroun 2015-05-21en 4th license holder of GSM in Cameroon since the month of September 2014, the incumbent telecom, Camtel, chose the Chinese supplier Huawei with which it is in partnership for several years, to build its GSM network across the country, learned from internal sources at the company.
With the assistance of two local subcontractors, the Huawei equipment manufacturer also launched facilities nearly a month ago in the city of Yaounde, the Cameroonian capital. "The two subcontractors will make installations on 30 sites in the city of Yaoundé. Analyzing the allocation to Camtel the GSM license for 3 and 4G technology, the World Bank, in a report dated November 2014 revealed by the Cameroonian press, had serious reservations about the capacity of this public operator to be able to leverage this technology. Le Cameroun lance le processus de connexion au câble sous-marin à fibre optique ACE. Le gouvernement camerounais va procéder, cette année 2015, à la construction dans la ville de Kribi, région du Sud du pays, du point d’atterrissement du câble sous-marin à fibre optique dénommée Africa Coast to Europe (ACE).
Manfred Tumban, CEO, SNS Mobility on his Cameroon MVNO. Cameroun: résolument sur le chemin de l'émergence en 2035. Monde rural: Internet dans les champs. Main basse chinoise sur TV numérique. Orange launches 15 FCFA per minute call, tackling MTN’s 25 FCFA rate. (Business in Cameroon) - On January 30, 2015, mobile phone company Orange made its first manoeuvre against its main competitor in lowering calling rates in Cameroon.
While it is true that both telecom companies have been reducing their per-minute rates, it should be noted that this reduction does not involve the whole minute. With both companies there are conditions that apply. On its website, Orange indicates that the per-minute rate of 15 FCFA is only available after activating a short code along with adding more than 500 FCFA in credit. The 15 FCFA is also only for domestic calls within the company’s network. Outside the network, the rate per minute is 60 FCFA. At MTN, the set-up is similar. By slashing prices, the MTN and Orange seem to be using a dumping-oriented competitiveness strategy. Camtel acquires 4th GSM licence. Business News of Wednesday, 25 March 2015 Source: Business in Cameroon The telecom veteran industry Cameroon Telecommunications (Camtel), received government authorization to create and run electronic communication networks with national coverage open to the public.
Camtel can now offer mobile services to its customers along with landline services. Camtel’s mobile division, Cameroon Mobile Telecommunications (CMT) S.A., was created in 2006 at a general assembly held in Yaoundé. At that time, David Nkoto Emane, the company’s managing director announced to the press that “very soon, we will be using our 3rd mobile licence”, but it could not materialize in the past seven years. With the new mobile phone company on the market, Cameroonians are hoping that Camtel will become a quality company like Sonatel in Senegal, Maroc Telecom and Tunisie Telecom. Cameroun : Première pour Ndi. Wassande cameroun ble. Google. Facebook.
Camtel formalizes its partnership with Sotel Tchad. Business News of Saturday, 21 February 2015 Source: Ecofin Agency The Cameroon Telecommunications Company (Camtel) and the society of Telecommunications of Chad (Sotel Tchad), represented by their respective General Directors, David Nkotto Emane and Adam Abbas Ahmed, conducted on 19th February 2015 in Yaoundé, the signing of an agreement of technical and commercial cooperation.
Under the agreement which financial details were not disclosed, the Cameroonian side, on the basis of its experience in the field of the installation of optics fibre (with a network of more than 6,000 km of cables installed in Cameroon), will accompany Chadian teams in the process of extension of their own fiber network, which is currently only 750 kilometres long. It will include the question of training and capacity-building, particularly in the area of contribution to home of the optical fiber and the establishment of an appropriate pricing system.
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Image: By BiztechAfrica Douala, Yaoundé internet exchange points to be ready by June By Issa Sikiti da Silva Cameroon’s two internet exchange points (IXPs), earmarked to be established in the main cities of Douala and Yaoundé, will be ready by June 2015, the ministry of posts and telecoms said. The price tag of the project has not been disclosed but its importance is already generating a lot of interest in the telecommunications circles, where criticism of the government’s handling of internet infrastructure and governance continues unabated. Douala, the commercial capital and the country’s largest city, is located some 240 km west of the political capital Yaoundé.
ICT company ICCSOFT has been chosen to install the infrastructure under the supervision of state-run ANTIC, Agence Nationale des Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication. Orange Cameroun veut investir 1 500 M de F.Cfa en 10 ans – La chronique de Muriel Edjo. MTN, Orange in renegotiation with govt over license. Business News of Thursday, 15 January 2015 Source: Cameroon Tribune Licences for mobile telephony in renegotiation Orange and MTN have been in discussion with the Government in Yaoundé at the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications for some time now.
They have been debating on the billions that these companies have to pay to the Treasury to renew their operating licenses as per their contracts signed 15 years ago. MTN Cameroon which launched operations in February 15, 2000 accounts for a turnover of 211 billion F as of 2013. As a subsidiary of South African MTN, it obtained a Camtel Mobile licence to operate in Cameroon and is now counted among the first companies in the country. The license for the operation of cellular network from July 7, 1999 given to Orange Cameroon has also operated for 15 years. As per the impressive performance displayed by the telcos, it is obvious how the two telcos are determined to remain giants in the market against the other competitors.
[CamNews24.com] YooMee ® déploie son réseau haut-débit WiFi à l'Université de Douala. YooMee Africa to extend operations to CMR, other countries. Business News of Thursday, 1 January 2015 Source: PC Advisor The first LTE network in West Africa launched in Côte d’Ivoire last weekend.
YooMee Africa plans to follow its launch of West Africa’s first TD-LTE network in Côte d’Ivoire last weekend with expansion to other areas of West and Central Africa. Olivier Dicoh: “Camtel’s main mission isn’t seeking financial performance” Business in Cameroon: In light of the less than stellar state of its cash-flow, its high debt and a Cameroon mobile market in which two leaders (Orange and MTN) have a major head start, is the BBB rating Camtel received from Bloomfield likely to reassure investors whom the company hoped to attract?
Olivier Dicoh: Camtel’s short term and long term ratings are investment grades in the moderate risk category and should reassure investors. The long term rating establishes Camtel’s fundamentals while the short term rating looks at its cash-flow within a period of less than a year. Of course, these ratings take into account the company’s cash-flow as well as its debt. Les TIC emploient 50% de Camerounais actifs dans le secteur tertiaire. “Nexttel already has 400,000 abonnés,” says Ministry of Postal Services and Telecoms. (Business in Cameroon) – The Minister of Postal Services and Telecom, Jean Pierre Biyiti bi Essam, stated that mobile service provider, Nexttel, until now the exclusive 3G permit holder, already has 400,000 subscribers since the start of its activities on September 18, 2014.
The company which has billing rates of 54 FCFA within its network and 66 FCFA to other networks, has been offering promotions and bonuses to lower fees for intra network and extra network calls by 50 FCFA. The Postal Services and Telecommunications Minister revealed this information on December 2, 2014 before the parliament. He was presenting to members of parliament what he has achieved with his 12.7 billion FCFA budget (close to 24 million dollars). Before the Finance and Budget Commission, Jean Pierre Biyiti bi Essam also defended his budget proposal for 2015 which is 13.673 billion FCFA (25.6 million dollars).
This is an increase of 914 million FCFA (1.7 million dollars) relative to 2014. Eximbank China lends 41 billion FCfa in Cameroon to lay fibre optics. (Business in Cameroon) - On December 3, 2014, Cameroonian Head of State, Paul Biya, published a decree authorising Economy Minister, Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi, to sign a 41 billion FCFA loan agreement with export-import company out of China (Eximbank China) to finance the national fibre-optic expansion project. According to reliable sources, this financing should facilitate building the urban fibre-optic networks of several Cameroonian towns and cities, thus expanding the national fibre-optic network which is currently estimated to cover 6,000 km. Cameroon’s “digital improvement” plans “require laying 10,000 or even 20,000 km of fibre-optic cables to cover the entire country,” the Postal Services and Telecom Minister, Jean-Pierre Biyiti bi Essam, back in May 2013 in Maroua when inaugurating the fibre-optic initiative.
Eximbank’s new finacing will allow the Cameroonian government to carry-out plans to lay 10,000 km of fibre-optics by 2015. World Bank doubts Camtel’s ability to turn a profit on mobile services and 3G. (Business in Cameroon) - In a November 2014 report, from which some excerpts were revealed on December 3, 2014 by the weekly Cameroonian publication, Repères, the World Bank has expressed some doubt about Cameroon Telecommunications’ (Camtel), ability to make the 3G technology it will be offering as of 2015 profitable. “Camtel has been making minimal offers and poor service. It could not manage CDMA technology (with the CTphone) which is equivalent to 3G technology,” writes the Bretton Woods institution in its report.
With this finding, the World Bank goes on to say that, “Done probably without any financial contribution due to the company’s deteriorated finances, the granting of a 3G licence to Camtel seems entirely politically motivated, particularly in light of the fact that Camtel seems to lack the human competence required to implement a quality network.” TIC : L’Assemblée nationale connectée au Wifi. Détails. Startimes Ltd to rehabilitate CRTV for 110 billion FCfa. Unfortunately the following page was not available: This might be because: You may have typed the web address incorrectly. Please check the address and spelling ensuring that it uses capital letters correctly and it does not contain spaces.It is possible that the page you were looking for may have been moved or deleted. Please try the following options instead: Return to the HomepageUse our Site Map. Câble : le Cameroun interconnectera les 10 capitales régionales dans moins d'un an.
Cameroon prepares to welcome 4th mobile operator. | Oct. 8, 2014, 11:49 a.m. Cameroun - Fibre optique: De nouvelles boucles en vue. Un appel d’offres national du ministère des Marchés publics a été ouvert pour la construction des boucles optiques urbaines des villes de Maroua et Limbé et financé par le Fonds spécial des télécommunications de l'exercice 2014. A l’image des routes périphériques, la boucle optique urbaine est une autoroute numérique faite de fibres optiques qui passe par les principaux quartiers d'une ville et qui permet de transporter à une vitesse très élevée, les données des télécommunications et de l'informatique (téléphones, Internet, données d'entreprises, vidéo, etc.).
Le délai pour la soumission des candidatures est fixée au 8 octobre prochain. Cameroun: 400 000 personnes seulement connectées à Internet. Les statistiques du ministère camerounais des Postes et Télécommunications (Minpostel) révèlent que seulement 400 000 personnes sont connectées au réseau internet dans le pays, ce qui équivaut à un taux de pénétration de 5%, très en dessous de la moyenne africaine qui est de 18%. A l’origine de ce retard dans l’appropriation de l’outil qu’est internet au Cameroun, expliquent les experts télécoms, les coûts encore très élevés pratiqués par les opérateurs en activité dans le pays, eux-mêmes corollaires de la qualité des infrastructures existantes. Cameroun - Fibre optique: Trois nouvelles villes servies.
Les boucles optiques de Maroua, Limbé, Buea seront réceptionnées d’ici la fin de l’année. Cameroun - Télécommunications: La 3G pour tous dès janvier 2015 relance le débat. Dès janvier 2015, tous les opérateurs vont exploiter la 3G. Ce qui va considérablement relancer la concurrence avec le monopole de Camtel dont le nouveau statut suscite déjà des réactions, même si le gouvernement y pense déjà.
Cameroun : En 2013, les sociétés de téléphonie mobile ont cumulé un CA de 500 milliards FCfa – 01/10/2014. Camtel sera le 4eme opérateur mobile au Cameroun. Cameroon's New Telephone Numbering Scheme will Increase Available Numbers from 80 to 800 million - AfrICT (Africa ICT) Beginning on November 21, 2014, Cameroon's telephone system will have a new numbering scheme. According to the new plan recently adopted by the country's Telecommunications Regulatory Board (TRB), telephone numbers will migrate from 8 to 9 digits.
The current 8-digit phone numbers will be expanded by prepending a digit according to the carrier; the number 2 will be prepended to numbers issued by mobile telephone operators while the number 6 will be prepended to numbers from CAMTEL, the incumbent telecom operator. This is the third change in the country's phone numbering since 2000. In 2001, phone digits increased from 6 to 7 thereby increasing available telephony numbers from 800,000 to 8 million. The next increase from 7 to 8 digits was in 2007. According to Camtel, Cameroon: WACS Broadband - Finishing Works On Course. Cameroon’s Communication Cost Sees Slump As New Cable System Launches. Cameroun et Brésil bientôt connectés par un cable de fibre optique.
Reasons why Cameroon needs to open up its 3G market. YooMee wins bank backing for 4G in Cameroon, Chad. Cameroun: La gestion des Points d'échanges Internet se prépare. Altylis Seme Telecom, le nouvel opérateur de téléphonie mobile annoncé au Cameroun. Trois milliards pour l’extension du réseau de la Fibre optique. CTC Cable - Projet unique et complexe - 200906-Essono-ART-Cameroun.pdf. Cameroon: Telecommunications - NW Gets Five Proximity Telecentres. EMP to offer ePayment service in Cameroon. Le Marché Du Web Au Cameroun Evolue Fortement. Activating a New Innovation Space - ActivSpaces Cameroon. Cameroun : Viettel obtient l’approbation du président Biya pour le développement de son réseau. TIC Mag, le premier portail de la veille technologique au Cameroun - E-post va interconnecter 234 bureaux de postes. Télécommunications: Le Cameroun maillé par 6000km de fibre optique. Un tiers des Camerounais utiliseraient des produits du chinois Huawei.
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