Cameroon Telecoms Market Report

Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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Last updated: 2 Dec 2023 Update History

Report Status: Current

Report Pages: 181

Cameroon’s telecom regulator punishes the MNOs for poor quality of services

Cameroon was for many years one of the few countries in Africa with only two competing mobile operators. After some delays, Viettel Cameroon launched a third network and has since grown its subscriber base rapidly. Camtel became the fourth mobile operator in early 2020 after securing three licences, however it suspended the launch of services in early 2021. Despite this, by the end of the year a launch under the Blue brand was imminent.

The investment programs among operators over the next few years will considerably boost mobile broadband services in rural areas of the country, many of which are underserved by fixed-line infrastructure.

The ICT sector in Cameroon is making steady progress, enabling the country to make better use of the digital economy. About 95% of all electronic transactions are carried through the m-money services operated by MTN Cameroon and Orange Cameroon. The government has also been supportive, having launched its ‘Cameroon Digital 2020’ program, aimed at improving connectivity nationally. A large number of small ICT projects form part of the overall program. Improved submarine and terrestrial cable connectivity has substantially increased international bandwidth, in turn leading to reductions in access prices for consumers.

Other projects such as Acceleration of the Digital Transformation of Cameroon are aimed at developing the digital economy, and accelerating the use of ICT in areas such as government services, agriculture, and commerce.

Key developments:

  • MNOs respond to customer criticism by committing to invest XAF156 billion in network upgrades.
  • MTN Cameroon has XAF14 billion in assets frozen pending legal dispute.
  • Camtel launches 3G services under the Blue Mobile banner.
  • YUP e-wallet services closes down.
  • Africa Mobile Networks enters Cameroon as a passive infrastructure operator.
  • Telecom regulator opens a new office in Yaoundé.
  • Report update includes the regulator's market reports for 2021, telcos' operating data to Q3 2023, updated Telecom Maturity Index tables, charts and analyses, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

MTN Cameroon, Orange Cameroon, Camtel, Cameroon Mobile Telecommunications (CMT), Pastel, CamNet, MTN Network Solutions, Matrix Telecoms, Ringo, Nexttel Cameroon (Viettel), YooMee

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