A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the implementation of national roaming services has been signed between Cameroon Telecommunications (Camtel) and MTN Cameroon.
The MoU was signed on September 28, 2021 in Yaounde between the Managing Director of MTN Cameroon, Mr Stephen BLEWETT, and the General Manager of Camtel, Madam Judith Yah Sunday Epse Achidi.
“This is yet another act that demonstrates MTN’s commitment to contribute to the development of the telecommunications sector in Cameroon. We are this launching national roaming, to ensure that all Cameroonians with a SIM card can remain reachable throughout the country.” Stephen BLEWETT, Managing Director of MTN Cameroon said.
Under this Memo, a Camtel subscriber could continue to access telecommunications services such as sending and receiving national and international SMS, calls and internet, even in areas not covered by the company’s network by switching to MTN’s network.
Camtel and MTN are thus the pioneers in Cameroon in particular and in central Africa in general in the deployment of “Local Roaming” solution thereby demonstrating once again that, although competition is rife in the telecommunications sector, business between operators can still be reality.
“Local Roaming’ is a form of infrastructure sharing used more and more by mobile telephony operators around the world to provide themelves with the means to ensure rapid territorial coverage. As a result, our strategy of presence and densification throughout the country will be based among other things, on Local Roaming through the network of our partner MTN in areas where the CAMTEL network is not yet available in order to provide CAMTEL subscribers with quality service.” Judith Yah Sunday said.
The signing of this innovative agreement undoubtedly will increase the competitiveness of telecommunications operators in this constantly changing environment.
Cameroon is therefore aligning itself with international standards with regards to national roaming services.