Vietnamese military owned Viettel ‘postpones’ Cameroon launch.

Telecoms

Vietnamese military owned mobile operator Viettel has again postponed a plan to launch in Cameroon, according to a report.

Viettel planned to launch in the West African country in late 2013 but then rescheduled its start to March 2014.

However, the latter plan has now reportedly been pushed forward to by “three or four months”, according to a report from Agence Ecofin.

“We have had a lot of problems. Rain in some areas slowed down construction, land titles were needed for some plots where antennae will be installed and we had to negotiate with chiefs. However, we are in the process of resolving these challenges,” Moïse Bayi, managing director of Viettel Cameroun, reportedly said.

Viettel won Cameroon’s third mobile licence in December 2012 with exclusive rights to roll-out a 3G network.