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• Penetration rate of the internet service: around 20%.
• Coverage of the population by mobile net- works is 80%.
• Existence of a nationwide broadband infra- structure.
A FIBRE LAYOUT LONG MORE THAN 10,000 KM
The national broadband optical fibre backbone, with a layout of more than 10 000 km covers all Divisions as follows:
• Urban optical loops built in the cities of Douala, Yaoundé, Maroua, and under construc- tion in the towns of Limbe, Buea, Bafoussam, Ebolowa, Bamenda, Bertoua, Ngaoundere;
• Interconnection of all ministerial departments by fibre optics;
• Construction in progress of two internet exchange points (IXP) in the towns of Yaoundé and Douala;
• The existence of broadband mobile telephone networks (3G and 4G) since 2014;
• Both Data Centres (CAMPOST and MTN), and a National Data Centre under construction as well, now offer web hosting of data services.
ACTIVATION OF ACE’S LANDING POINT
The construction of the under-sea ACE’s (Africa Coast to Europe: 40 Gbits) cable landing point scheduled in Kribi will include other actions like:
• A framework of confidence in electronic trans- actions;
• The law on cyber security and cybercrime, and application texts;
• A 0.41 cybersecurity index on a scale of 1, that is the 5th position in Africa;
• The existence of a functional public key infra- structure (PKI);
• The existence of a response centre for functio- nal cyber-related incidents;
INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF TELECOMS SUBSCRIBERS
For the year 2016, telecommunications turnover accounted for 543.4 billion, an increase by 1.6% compared to 2015. The number of tele- phone subscribers amounts to 20 657 519, up 16.9%. Mobile phone subscribers grew by 17.5% and those on the landline by 7.9%.
The investments made in the sector focused on the continued deployment of fiber optics in regio- nal headquarters. Besides, the development of telecommunications services is continuing in peri- urban, rural and border areas.
Digital economy is based on a threefold dimen- sion, namely: the development of broadband electronic communications infrastructures, infor- mation technology and electronics; the activities of the new economy based on broadband infra- structure and the internet; the transformation of existing activities by mainstreaming ICT use.
The number of telephone subscribers stands at 20 657 519, showing an increase by 16.9%











































































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