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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.

Orange launches 15 FCFA per minute call, tackling MTN’s 25 FCFA rate

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 acquires 4th GSM licence

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.

Camtel formalizes its partnership with Sotel Tchad

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. Log into Facebook. Facebook. Case-Study-Cameroon-FINAL.pdf. Douala, Yaoundé internet exchange points to be ready by June. | Jan. 15, 2015, 8:30 a.m.

Douala, Yaoundé internet exchange points to be ready by June

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. Africa has 54 states but only 30 are believed to have their internet exchange points.

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.

MTN, Orange in renegotiation with govt over license

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 to extend operations to CMR, other countries

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. “In general, we look into the large region of West and Central Africa,” YooMee Africa CEO Dov Bar-Gera said via email. 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 main mission isn’t seeking financial performance”

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.

“Nexttel already has 400,000 abonnés,” says Ministry of Postal Services and Telecoms

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.

Eximbank China lends 41 billion FCfa in Cameroon to lay fibre optics

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.

World Bank doubts Camtel’s ability to turn a profit on mobile services and 3G

“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.” 3Gs popping-up in Cameroon Brice R. TIC : L’Assemblée nationale connectée au Wifi. Détails. Startimes Ltd to rehabilitate CRTV for 110 billion FCfa.

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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 Telecommunications, l’opérateur historique des télécommunications, a obtenu l’autorisation du gouvernement pour l’établissement et l’exploitation de réseaux de communications électroniques à couverture nationale ouverts au public. En clair, Camtel peut désormais offrir de la téléphonie mobile à ses abonnés, en plus de la téléphonie fixe.

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, "Apart from phones and modems, the new plan will be extended to utility equipment like water and electricity meters in order to enable subscribers better manage their consumptions. Cameroon: WACS Broadband - Finishing Works On Course. By Godlove Bainkong CAMTEL is constructing a link between Limbe and Batoke to render the system functional. Telecommunication users in Cameroon are still waiting to benefit from the wide-range of services and customer-friendly rates announced recently when government acquired from MTN and handed over to Cameroon Telecommunications (CAMTEL) the technical and commercial management of the land entry point for the WACS fibre-optic.

The handing over of the infrastructure, many thought, signalled an immediate start of service, with announced improvement in internet and phone services as well as the development of related activities. Cameroon’s Communication Cost Sees Slump As New Cable System Launches. VENTURES AFRICA – Cameroon’s communication regime characterized by poor communication services, snail pace internet connections and faulty technological services may be coming to an end as the West Africa Cable System (WACS), a submarine Fibre Optic Cable Landing Station, has been handed over to the Cameroon Telecommunications (CAMTEL).

This was revealed by Jean Pierre Biyiti Bi Essam, Minster of Posts and Telecommunications as he chaired the handing over ceremony last week. He also noted that the WACS will stimulate internet services while reducing communication costs as soon as it goes live. “We expect call rates and that of the internet services to drop while there will be speedy internet services. Activities such as telemedicine, distance learning, electronic commerce, online games etc will be improved,” he said.

The Cable System Was bought from the MTN Group at the cost of FCFA 14 billion ($28 million) two months ago. 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.

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