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Cameroon - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses- Product Image
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Cameroon - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 3763722
  • Report
  • November 2020
  • Region: Cameroon
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • CamNet
  • Camtel
  • Matrix Telecoms
  • MTN Cameroon
  • MTN Network Solutions
  • Orange Cameroon
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.

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:
  • 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;
The report 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.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

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

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

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 infrastructure
7.4 Mobile data
7.5 Mobile broadband
7.6 Other infrastructure developments
7.7 Major mobile operators
7.8 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 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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  • 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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