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180P.O.Box 1571 - YAOUNDÉTél. (237) 222 23 40 65 Fax. (237) 222 23 03 03www.camtel.cmTELECOMLES ATOUTS ECONOMIQUES DU CAMEROUNCAMEROON TELECOMMUNICATIONS – CAMTELCameroon Telecommunications (CAMTEL), the incumbent telecom- munications operator in Cameroon is at the vanguard of the struggle for modernity and emergence process...OPENING UP CAMEROON TO THE WORLDA reliable technology, now available through CAMTEL helps to open up Cameroon to the world for the benefit of all. Even though assets are already remarkable, CAMTEL does not intend to rest on its laurels. We should point out that in order to always provide its customers with innovative solutions based on a reliable, secured and ever-changing network, the company, beyond the public interest missions as a State enterprise, intervenes prior to some specific acti- vities in the field of advanced technology for which it has earlier shown its expertise by achie- ving a number of projects.In the telecommunications industry, therefore, fibre optics is the backbone that serves as reliable mainstay to all stakeholders in the sector, inclu- ding, as we have said, the operators, institutions, companies and private individuals. To date, CAMTEL has more than 8,000 km of optical fibre throughout the ten regional headquarters, about sixty divisional or district headquarters, hundreds of rural communities and a few CEMAC countries including Chad to be specific. The deployment of this infrastructure falls under the optical fibre National Backbone project that has come to its third phase since February 2015, and which involves the construction of a 4000-km additional linear length. In the medium term they intend to build a network of over 20 000 km.Beyond this extension that aims at satisfying final customers through the creation of redundancy areas, that should further help securing the natio- nal network, the optical fibre Backbone is an infrastructure that partakes of the government’s policy to fight against the high cost of living. The infrastructure is equally useful for the development of government Intranet in the implementation of the digital governance programme, not to men- tion the construction of the universities intercon- nection network.The deployment of new generations Multipurpose community telecentres in many suburban and rural areas is reliant on the installa- tion of the optical fibre.CAMEROON, A DIGITAL HUBEventually, CAMTEL, with Government’s support, will have to consolidate Cameroon’s position as the only digital hub in the Central African Sub- region. A position which is well consolidated by the impeding implementation of major projects for undersea cables connection (ACE ONE HAND, etc.). From the Cameroon coast in Kribi, Africa will soon be connected directly to Latin America by a cable of a highly significant capa- city: The CBCS (Cameroon to Brazil Cable System) project, on which relies a great deal of hope. It is concretely envisaged a system of undersea cables connecting Africa to America.Cameroon and Brazil agreed to build the direct transmission infrastructure that should henceforth connect the two countries in Central Africa and South America. The CBCS is intended as an undersea optical fibre cable that will be laid along the seabed and which will connect the coastal towns of Kribi (Cameroon) and Fortaleza (Brazil), over a distance of 6000 km.The challenging project project led by the Cameroon Telecommunications receives financial assistance from China Eximbank. It is built on a strong technical expertise in its implementation phase and supported in particular by global giants in the construction of such infrastructure, like China Unicom, Huawei Technologies LTD and TELEFONICA.The expected results of this deployment of more than US$ 198 million are, besides the actual laying of the undersea cable, the construction of landing points in Kribi and Fortaleza, as well the construction of a “Network Operating

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