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Cameroon - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 3763722
  • Report
  • August 2020
  • Region: Cameroon
  • 118 pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • CamNet
  • Camtel
  • Matrix Telecoms
  • MTN Cameroon
  • MTN Network Solutions
  • Orange Cameroon
  • MORE
The ICT sector in Cameroon is making steady progress enabling the country to make better use of the digital economy. Currently, 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. By September 2018 the SAIL submarine cable had been laid, providing a direct link to Brazil and with onward connectivity to other countries in the Americas. The cable will substantially improve international bandwidth and lead to further reductions in access prices for consumers.

Cameroon was for many years one of the few countries in Africa with only two competing mobile operators. After some delays, Nextell Cameroon (majority-owned by Viettel) launched a third network in late 2014, including the country's first 3G mobile service. The operator has grown rapidly, signing up more than 4.89 million subscribers by late 2018. LTE services have also developed strongly, with Orange Cameroon securing revised concessions to its existing 3G licence to enable it to launch LTE services and so compete more effectively with MTN. These developments were the catalyst for a fast-developing mobile broadband sector. 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.

Further development is quickening in mobile banking and commerce, with Nextell having launched its own m-money service in late 2018.

The publisher 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:
  • Camtel opens new data centre, contracts SatADSL for satellite broadband services;
  • MTN Cameroon receives a GSMA Mobile Money certification;
  • Cable laying for the SAIL cable system to Brazil is completed;
  • Camtel becomes the fourth MNO after securing mobile concession;
  • Orange Cameroon expands LTE services;
  • Nextell Cameroon launches m-money service;
  • MNOs fined for SIM card registration failures;
  • National fibre rollout continues with new funding;
The report update includes regulators market report for 2017, telcos operating data to Q2 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.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • CamNet
  • Camtel
  • Matrix Telecoms
  • MTN Cameroon
  • MTN Network Solutions
  • Orange Cameroon
  • MORE
1 Key statistics

2 Regional African Market Comparison
2.1 Mobile and mobile broadband
2.2 Fixed and mobile broadband
2.3 TMI vs GDP

3 Country overview

4 COVID-19 and its impact on the telecom sector
4.1 Economic considerations and responses
4.2 Mobile devices
4.3 Subscribers
4.4 Infrastructure

5 Telecommunications market
5.1 Market analysis

6 Regulatory environment
6.1 Regulatory authority
6.2 Fixed-line developments
6.3 Mobile network developments

7 Mobile market
7.1 Market analysis
7.2 Mobile statistics
7.3 Mobile data
7.4 Mobile broadband
7.5 Mobile infrastructure
7.6 Major mobile operators
7.7 Mobile content and applications

8 Fixed-line broadband market
8.1 Introduction and statistical overview
8.2 Broadband statistics
8.3 Fixed-line broadband technologies

9 Fixed network operators
9.1 Cameroon Telecommunication (Camtel)
9.2 Pastel

10 Telecommunications infrastructure
10.1 Overview of the national telecom network
10.2 International infrastructure

11 Data Centres

12 Glossary of abbreviations

13 Related reports

List of Tables
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Cameroon 2020 (e)
Table 2 Telecom market revenue 2012 2017
Table 3 Market share of revenue by sector 2010 2017
Table 4 Telecom market investment 2009 2017
Table 5 Market share of investment by sector 2010 2017
Table 6 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2010 2018
Table 7 Mobile subscribers by type 2010 2017
Table 8 Mobile market share of subscribers by operator 2015 2017
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 2014 2017
Table 13 GSM SMS traffic 2013 2017
Table 14 CDMA SMS traffic 2015 2017
Table 15 Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2014 2018
Table 16 GPRS/EDGE/3G mobile internet subscribers 2013 2017
Table 17 Mobile 3G and WiMAX/LTE population coverage 2014 2018
Table 18 Decline in MTN Cameroon's ARPU ($) 2010 2020
Table 19 Decline in MTN Cameroon's ARPU (CFA) 2013 2020
Table 20 MTN Cameroon financial data 2011 2020
Table 21 MTN Cameroon revenue by type 2015 2019
Table 22 MTN Cameroon revenue (XAF) 2016 2019
Table 23 Increase in the number of MTN Cameroon's mobile subscribers 2012 2020
Table 24 Orange Cameroon mobile subscribers 2012 2020
Table 25 Orange Cameroon revenue 2012 2020
Table 26 Nextell Cameroon mobile subscribers 2014 2018
Table 27 M-money users and transactions 2012 2017
Table 28 M-money penetration 2012 2017
Table 29 Average m-money transactions per user 2013 2017
Table 30 Fixed internet market revenue 2013 2017
Table 31 Fixed-line broadband subscribers 2005 2018
Table 32 Total fixed and mobile internet subscribers 2014 2017
Table 33 CamNet fixed broadband subscribers (DSL, EVDO and CDMA 2012 2017
Table 34 Fibre broadband subscribers 2014 2017
Table 35 WiMAX subscribers 2012 2017
Table 36 Forecast mobile subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023
Table 37 Camtel revenue 2013 2017
Table 38 Camtel fixed lines by type 2014 2017
Table 39 Camtel fixed-line traffic by type 2014 2017
Table 40 Fixed lines in service 2010 2018
Table 41 Fixed-line subscribers 2010 2018
Table 42 International bandwidth 2008 2016
Table 43 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1998 2009
Table 44 Historic - MTN Cameroon ARPU ($) 2003 2009
Table 45 Historic - Orange Cameroon annualised ARPU 2012 2017
Table 46 Historic - Internet users and penetration rate 1997 2009
Table 47 Historic - fixed lines in service 1995 2009
Table 48 Historic - Fixed-line subscribers 2000 2009

List of Charts
Chart 1 Africa Telecoms Maturity Index Market Emergents (bottom tier) 2018
Chart 2 Central Africa Telecoms Maturity Index by country 2018
Chart 3 Central Africa mobile subscriber penetration versus mobile broadband penetration 2018
Chart 4 Central Africa fixed and mobile penetration rates 2017
Chart 5 Overall Africa view - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita 2018
Chart 6 Central Africa - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita 2018
Chart 7 Telecom market revenue 2012 2017
Chart 8 Market share of revenue by sector 2010 2017
Chart 9 Telecom market investment 2009 2017
Chart 10 Market share of investment by sector 2010 2017
Chart 11 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2002 2018
Chart 12 CamNet fixed broadband subscribers (DSL, EVDO and CDMA 2012 2017

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
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  • MTN Cameroon
  • Orange Cameroon
  • Camtel
  • Cameroon Mobile Telecommunications (CMT)
  • Pastel
  • CamNet
  • MTN Network Solutions
  • Matrix Telecoms
  • Ringo
  • Nextell Cameroon (Viettel)
  • YooMee
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