CAMTEL Gains Mobile operator status

CAMTEL Building, Yaounde

Cameroon Telecommunications, CAMTEL, have become the 4th mobile operator in the country. This was confirmed at a ceremony held to hand over three new concession agreements delivered by the government of Cameroon to the telco company. The ceremony was chaired by the minister of Post and Telecommunications, Minette Libom Li Likeng.

Speaking during the ceremony, minister Minette Libom Li Likeng disclosed that, the operating licences being officially handed to CAMTEL, confers onto them the right to establish and operate three types of networks with a national footprint for the supply of electronic communication services to the public in three seperate market segments as defined in the telecommunications law.

CAMTEL can now run a mobile network where they will  compete with MTN, Orange and Viettel; a fixed line transmission network which is their traditional fief and a transport line which counts over 12000 km of fibre optic, four submarine and much more.

The minister also revealed that, CAMTEL is the only operator in the country to whom the transport network licence has been granted.


Mme Judith Yah Sunday, General Manager of CAMTEL used the event to express her appreciation to the Head of state for his support to modernize the company's infrastructure and equipment to provide electronic communication services to the population .

"With these licences  we will engage ourselves more than ever before to offer Cameroonians state-of-the-art electronic communication services; and thereby further reduce the digital divide between urban and rural areas. For that would be the accomplishment of CAMTEL's mission", Judith Yah Sunday told guests.

Summarily, the three concessions handed over to CAMTEL would permit them to become real competitors in the market, increase its competitiveness and efficiency especially in terms of quality of service, diversify it's offer of electronic telecommunications services of good quality at affordable prices and to be more transparent in the management and provision of its various services.

By Nji Nelson Chefor

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