In brief

26 July 2019


Cameroon's telcos have joined forces to put together a representative organisation, the Cameroon Association of Telephone Mobile Operators (CATMO). CATMO was established recently in Douala and is led by the General Manager of Orange Cameroun, Frederic Debord and Moise Bayi, the General Manager of Viettel Cameroon (Nexttel). The organisation aims at fast-tracking the development of Cameroon's mobile telephony industry and also encourages the sharing of information and best practices.


Residents of Impalila Island, a small settlement in the east of the country, can now access fixed and mobile telecoms following the launch of Telecom Namibia services on 19 July 2019. As part of ongoing efforts to extend access to ICT products and services to more remote areas, the state-owned operator has deployed 2G and 3G equipment, WiMAX FDD fixed wireless technology, as well as a Multi-Service Access Node (MSAN) with GPON capability and a Universal Backhauling access node to provide Ethernet services to provide high speed data services to government offices on the island. Access to the MSAN is provided by means of an overhead fibre-optic cable.