Thanks to MTN, telecom operator Camtel is following in Sonatel’s footsteps 

By Omer Mbadi, in Yaoundé
Posted on Tuesday, 10 January 2023 14:29

Headquarters of Camtel, in Yaoundé. © Maboup

The incumbent operator, Camtel, has linked up with MTN Cameroon so that its mobile subscribers can be reachable throughout the country, pending the full deployment of its access network. Like Senegal's Sonatel, it has sub-regional ambitions.

Considered the hub of the sugar industry in Cameroon, the Nkoteng locality, situated about 100km from Yaoundé, was transformed into a telecoms stronghold for a day, on 14 December.

Cameroon Telecommunications (Camtel) and the South African giant MTN’s local subsidiary have signed an agreement to share infrastructure, to help bring into fruition a national roaming strategy, which Judith Yah Sunday, the head of the historical operator, enthusiastically describes as “innovation”.