Telecoms news from Cameroon

Viettel Delays Launch of New Network in Cameroon

Vietnam's Viettel has delayed the launch of its network in the African country of Cameroon. ...more.

Alcatel-Lucent Wins African LTE Deployment Contract

Alcatel-Lucent says that it has won a contract from Cameroon based ISP, YooMee Africa to deploy a LTE based network. ...more.

Orange Mobile Money Service to be Offered in Total Petrol Stations

Orange and Total have signed a partnership giving Orange customers' access to Orange Money services at all Total service stations in African and Middle-Eastern countries where the two groups are present and Orange Money is available, ...more.

Orange Hands Management of 2,000 Towers in African Markets to IHS

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 Sells Towers in Subsidiary Operations for $284 Million

South Africa's MTN Group says that it has sold its towers in Côte d'Ivoire and Cameroon to the towers operator, IHS for a total of US$284 million. ...more.

Cameroon Publishes Short-List for 3G License Award

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.

New Competition to Shake Up Cameroon's Telecom Market

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.

Cameroon Clarifies Status of Eto'o Telecom as Reseller

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.

Third Mobile Network for Cameroon Later this Month

Cameroon is set to gain its third mobile network later this month, when Set'Mobile launches its services. ...more.

Cameroonian Develops Mobile Telephone Application To Fight Corruption

"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 Provides Charging and Policy for The First WiMAX Network in Cameroon

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: New Mobile Licenses Offer Foothold in Small but Growing Market

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.

Confusion Over Status of Twitter Block in Cameroon

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.

MTN Cameroon Instructed to Block Twitter Text Messages

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 to Deploy Mobile WiMAX Network in Cameroon

Alvarion has been chosen by 4G Africa to deploy the first Mobile WiMAX network in Cameroon. ...more.

Cameroon Working to Improve Internet Security After Topping Fraud List

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.

Virtual SIM Card Targets Phone Sharers in Cameroon

Earlier this year, MTN Cameroon deployed a "virtual SIM" facility that enables multiple user accounts to be stored within a single SIM card. ...more.

Internet Prices Drop in Cameroon

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 Wins Cameroon WiMAX Supply Contract

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 to held Cameroon build 300 community phone shops

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.