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Cameroon - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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Cameroon - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
Published: November 23, 2020 Content info: 129 Pages
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Cameroon to end regional roaming charges

Cameroon was for many years one of the few countries in Africa with only two competing mobile operators. After some delays, Viettel Cameroon launched a third network and has since grown its subscriber base rapidly. Camtel became the fourth mobile operator in early 2020 after securing three licences. The investment programs among operators over the next few years will considerably boost mobile broadband services in rural areas of the country, many of which are underserved by fixed-line infrastructure.

The ICT sector in Cameroon is making steady progress, enabling the country to make better use of the digital economy. About 95% of all electronic transactions are carried through the m-money services operated by MTN Cameroon and Orange Cameroon. The government has also been supportive, having launched its 'Cameroon Digital 2020' program, aimed at improving connectivity nationally. A large number of small ICT projects form part of the overall program. Improved submarine and terrestrial cable connectivity has substantially increased international bandwidth, in turn leading to reductions in access prices for consumers.

BuddeComm notes that the outbreak of the Coronavirus in 2020 is having a significant impact on production and supply chains globally. During the coming year the telecoms sector to various degrees is likely to experience a downturn in mobile device production, while it may also be difficult for network operators to manage workflows when maintaining and upgrading existing infrastructure. Overall progress towards 5G may be postponed or slowed down in some countries.

On the consumer side, spending on telecoms services and devices is under pressure from the financial effect of large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes. However, the crucial nature of telecom services, both for general communication as well as a tool for home-working, will offset such pressures. In many markets the net effect should be a steady though reduced increased in subscriber growth.

Although it is challenging to predict and interpret the long-term impacts of the crisis as it develops, these have been acknowledged in the industry forecasts contained in this report.

The report also covers the responses of the telecom operators as well as government agencies and regulators as they react to the crisis to ensure that citizens can continue to make optimum use of telecom services. This can be reflected in subsidy schemes and the promotion of tele-health and tele-education, among other solutions.

Key developments:

  • New 347km fibre link to Congo is started;
  • Cameroon to end roaming charges with Central African Economic and Monetary Community countries from 2021;
  • Camtel opens new data centre, contracts SatADSL for satellite broadband services, is awarded a XAF1.05 billion contract to connect the Ministry of Education to several universities;
  • MTN Cameroon receives a GSMA Mobile Money certification;
  • Camtel becomes the fourth MNO after securing a mobile concession;
  • Orange Cameroon expands LTE services;
  • MNOs fined for SIM card registration failures;
  • National fibre rollout continues with new funding;
  • Report update includes regulator's market report for 2018, telcos' operating data to Q3 2020, Telecom Maturity Index tables, charts and analyses, assessment of the global impact of Covid-19 on the telecoms sector, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

MTN Cameroon, Orange Cameroon, Camtel, Cameroon Mobile Telecommunications (CMT), Pastel, CamNet, MTN Network Solutions, Matrix Telecoms, Ringo, Nextell Cameroon (Viettel), YooMee.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Key statistics

Regional Market Comparison

  • TMI vs GDP
  • Mobile and mobile broadband
  • Fixed and mobile broadband

Country overview

Covid-19 and its impact on the telecom sector

  • Economic considerations and responses
  • Mobile devices
  • Subscribers
  • Infrastructure

Telecommunications market

  • Market analysis
    • Digital Cameroon 2020

Regulatory environment

  • Regulatory authority
  • Fixed-line developments
    • Licensing
    • Market liberalisation
    • Privatisation
    • Interconnection
    • International gateways
    • Universal Access Fund (UAF)
    • Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
  • Mobile network developments
    • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • SIM card registration
    • Roaming
    • MTRs

Mobile market

  • Market analysis
  • Mobile statistics
  • Mobile infrastructure
    • 4G (LTE)
    • 3G
    • EV-DO
    • GSM
  • Mobile data
  • Mobile broadband
  • Other infrastructure developments
  • Major mobile operators
    • MTN Cameroon
    • Orange Cameroon
    • Viettel Cameroon
    • Camtel Mobile
    • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
  • Mobile content and applications
    • M-payment and m-banking
    • M-health

Fixed-line broadband market

  • Introduction and statistical overview
    • Public access locations
  • Broadband statistics
    • ISP market
  • Fixed-line broadband technologies
    • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
    • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP)
    • Other fixed broadband services

Fixed network operators

  • Cameroon Telecommunication (Camtel)
  • Pastel

Telecommunications infrastructure

  • Overview of the national telecom network
    • National fibre backbone
    • Central African Backbone (CAB)
    • Internet Exchange Points (IXPs)
    • Cloud services
  • International infrastructure
    • Submarine cables
    • VSAT

Data Centres

Glossary of abbreviations

Related reports

List of Tables

  • Table 1 - Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Cameroon - 2020 (e)
  • Table 2 - Development of telecom market revenue - 2012 - 2018
  • Table 3 - Change in the market share of revenue by sector- 2010 - 2018
  • Table 4 - Telecom market investment - 2009 - 2017
  • Table 5 - Market share of investment by sector- 2010 - 2017
  • Table 6 - Change in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2025
  • Table 7 - Change in the number of mobile subscribers by type - 2010 - 2018
  • Table 8 - Change in the market share of mobile subscribers by operator - 2009 - 2018
  • Table 9 -Mobile ARPU, SMS and voice traffic per subscriber per month - 2010 - 2017
  • Table 10 -Mobile voice traffic - 2013 - 2017
  • Table 11 -Mobile market revenue - 2011 - 2017
  • Table 12 -Mobile market share of revenue by operator - 2009 - 2017
  • Table 13 - Localities covered by mobile networks - 2018
  • Table 14 - Mobile 3G and WiMAX/LTE population coverage - 2014 - 2020
  • Table 15 - GSM SMS traffic - 2013 - 2017
  • Table 16 - CDMA SMS traffic - 2015 - 2017
  • Table 17 - Change in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2014 - 2025
  • Table 18 - GPRS/EDGE/3G mobile internet users - 2013 - 2018
  • Table 19 - Decline in MTN Cameroon's ARPU ($) - 2010 - 2020
  • Table 20 - Decline in MTN Cameroon's ARPU (CFA) - 2013 - 2020
  • Table 21 - Development of MTN Cameroon's financial data - 2011 - 2020
  • Table 22 - Change in MTN Cameroon's revenue by type - 2015 - 2019
  • Table 23 - MTN Cameroon revenue (XAF) - 2016 - 2019
  • Table 24 - Change in the number of MTN Cameroon's mobile subscribers - 2012 - 2020
  • Table 25 - Growth in the number of Orange Cameroon's mobile subscribers - 2012 - 2020
  • Table 26 - Development of Orange Cameroon's revenue - 2012 - 2020
  • Table 27 - Growth in the number of Viettel Cameroon's mobile subscribers - 2014 - 2018
  • Table 28 - Growth in the number of MTN Cameroon's m-money subscribers - 2018 - 2020
  • Table 29 - M-money users and transactions - 2012 - 2017
  • Table 30 - M-money penetration - 2012 - 2017
  • Table 31 - Average m-money transactions per user - 2013 - 2017
  • Table 32 -Fixed internet market revenue - 2013 - 2017
  • Table 33 - Total fixed and mobile internet subscribers - 2014 - 2017
  • Table 34 - Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers - 2010 - 2025
  • Table 35 - CamNet's fixed broadband subscribers (DSL, EVDO and CDMA - 2012 - 2018
  • Table 36 - Fibre broadband subscribers - 2014 - 2018
  • Table 37 - WiMAX subscribers - 2012 - 2017
  • Table 38 - Development of Camtel's revenue - 2013 - 2019
  • Table 39 - Change in the number of Camtel's fixed lines by type - 2014 - 2018
  • Table 40 - Camtel fixed-line traffic by type - 2014 - 2017
  • Table 41 - Change in the number of fixed lines in service - 2010 - 2025
  • Table 42 - International bandwidth - 2008 - 2019
  • Table 43 - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1998 - 2009
  • Table 44 - Historic - MTN Cameroon ARPU ($) - 2003 - 2009
  • Table 45 - Historic - Orange Cameroon annualised ARPU - 2012 - 2017
  • Table 46 - Historic - Internet users and penetration rate - 1997 - 2015
  • Table 47 - Historic - fixed lines in service - 1995 - 2009
  • Table 48 - Historic - Fixed-line subscribers - 2000 - 2009
  • Table 49 - Historic - Fixed-line broadband subscribers - 2005 - 2009

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 - Overall Africa view - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per capita
  • Chart 2 - Central Africa - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per capita
  • Chart 3 - Africa - Bottom-tier Telecoms Maturity Index (Market Emergents)
  • Chart 4 - Central Africa -Telecoms Maturity Index by country - 2018
  • Chart 5 - Central Africa mobile subscriber penetration versus mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 6 - Central Africa fixed and mobile penetration rates
  • Chart 7 - Development of telecom market revenue (XAF billion) - 2012 - 2018
  • Chart 8 - Change in the market share of revenue by sector- 2010 - 2018
  • Chart 9 - Telecom market investment - 2012 - 2017
  • Chart 10 - Market share of investment by sector- 2010 - 2017
  • Chart 11 - Change in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2025
  • Chart 12 - Change in the number of mobile subscribers by type (million) - 2010 - 2018
  • Chart 13 - Change in the market share of mobile subscribers by operator - 2009 - 2018
  • Chart 14 - Change in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2014 - 2025
  • Chart 15 - Development of MTN Cameroon's financial data (ZAR billion) - 2011 - 2020
  • Chart 16 - Change in the number of MTN Cameroon's mobile subscribers - 2012 - 2020
  • Chart 17 - Growth in the number of Orange Cameroon's mobile subscribers - 2012 - 2020
  • Chart 18 - Development of Orange Cameroon's revenue - 2012 - 2020
  • Chart 19 - CamNet's fixed broadband subscribers (DSL, EVDO and CDMA - 2012 - 2018
  • Chart 20 - Change in the number of Camtel's fixed lines by type - 2014 - 2018
  • Chart 21 - Change in the number of fixed lines in service - 2010 - 2025

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1 - Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
  • Exhibit 2 - Central Africa - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
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