Telecoms news from Cameroon
France Telecom-Orange has signed a 15-year deal to hand over the management of over 2,000 base stations in two African countries to IHS, a pan-African tower operator. ...more.
South Africa's MTN Group says that it has sold its towers in C˘te d'Ivoire and Cameroon to the towers operator, IHS for a total of US$284 million. ...more.
Nearly a month later than originally expected, Cameroon's Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications has published the short-list of companies that can bid for the country's third 3G network license. ...more.
The entry of a new MVNO in Cameroon and the award of the third MNO license anticipated by the end of this year is expected to shake up the country's telecom landscape, according to Pyramid Research. ...more.
With recent reports that Cameroon is about to get a new mobile network, the government has clarified that Eto'o Telecom is just a reseller of services and does not hold an operator license. ...more.
Cameroon is set to gain its third mobile network later this month, when Set'Mobile launches its services. ...more.
"Baksheesh" in Arabic is money offered to crooked officials to get rid of red-tape. And so "NoBakchich" implies "no more bribes." That's the name of a mobile telephone application conceived to primarily run on android mobile handsets, or smartphones. ...more.
Volubill has announced that 4G Africa, a Swiss company operating in sub Saharan Africa has completed the first phase of a WiMAX network deployment in Cameroon which includes the implementation of Volubill's products. ...more.
Cameroon maintains its rare status as one of the few countries in Africa with only two major mobile network operators; however, an auction for two additional mobile licenses that is slated to happen by the end of 2011 could significantly impact the telecom landscape, ...more.
Human rights watchdog, Reporters Without Borders says that it is having difficulty establishing whether Cameroonian mobile phone operator MTN's Twitter via SMS service has finally been restored after being blocked for about 10 days at the government's behest. ...more.
Twitters SMS based messaging service has been banned on MTN Cameroon following an order from the Cameroonian government, Twitter announced yesterday over its own messaging platform. ...more.
Alvarion has been chosen by 4G Africa to deploy the first Mobile WiMAX network in Cameroon. ...more.
Cameroon starts the new year as home to the world's riskiest Internet sites according to cyber-security firm McAfee. The government says it is drafting new laws to punish Internet fraud. ...more.
Earlier this year, MTN Cameroon deployed a "virtual SIM" facility that enables multiple user accounts to be stored within a single SIM card. ...more.
The mobile telephone giant Orange Cameroon has introduced a monthly Internet flat rate of about $21, the lowest in the country. Others charge about $50 monthly, down from hundreds of dollars a few years ago. ...more.
SR Telecom has announced that it is to provide Canada-based Airtel Telecom Group (ATG) with symmetryMXTM solutions for wireless services in Central and Western Africa. ...more.
Canada has pledged to support Cameroon in building 300 community phone shops for 2,000 villages by 2015, official sources told APA here on Wednesday. ...more.
The first mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in Cameroon has been launched under the brand name, Yemba. ...more.
Over five million Cameroonians or more than 40 percent of the population have access to fixed and mobile telephony, the Telecoms regulatory agency (ART) revealed Thursday. ...more.
The launch of the first Pan-African Telecommunications satellite is a "boom" for the development of telecoms throughout the continent, especially as Africa is billed to save an annual US$560 million, Cameroon Telecommunications (CAMTEL) told APA on Wednesday. ...more.