Cameroon telecom regulator calls for MTN and Orange to install “effective” 2G, 3G and 4G services

The General Director (GM) of the Telecommunication Regulatory Agency (ART), Philémon Zo’o Zame has announced that two respective concession agreements for amendments to renewal between the Government of Cameroon, on April 9 with Orange Cameroon, and May 5 with MTN Cameroon has been validated.

According to the General Director, the presence of the Cameroonian regulator alongside the technical supervisor and the ministry in charge of telecoms has allowed to preserve the interests of the state in the best possible ways, the coverage in a systematic order, network deployment, quality services and experience of both operators.

Zo’o Zame added that, “The content of the optimal coverage obligations will now extend over certain localities, the major economic zones, the road and railway axes, the university zones, as well as the effective provision of 2G, 3G and 4G services.”

He concluded that the signing of these amendments will facilitate the allocation of frequencies in the 700 MHz and 800 MHz bands to MTN and Orange, and the improvement of the digital services offer in Cameroon.

The ART is now equipped with tools to control and monitor the activities of operators, allowing it to better ensure compliance with the obligations prescribed.