On Wednesday 14 December 2022, CAMTEL and MTN Cameroon launched Local Roaming. This follows the signing of a partnership agreement between the two operators earlier in the year. The partnership agreement enables CAMTEL to extend its mobile network in areas where it is not present, through MTN Cameroon.
Speaking at the launch event, held in Nkoteng in the Centre Region, the Director General of CAMTEL, Mrs Judith Yah Sunday Achidi said: “We are extremely pleased with the launch of local roaming on MTN Cameroon’s network. This service will allow CAMTEL customers to access network service in areas already covered by MTN Cameroon where CAMTEL is not currently present. As CAMTEL, we have the ambition to continue to grow our mobile telephony service and footprint and selected MTN Cameroon as a partner in this regard. We look forward to more of our customers enjoying voice and data services across various regions.”
Gracing the event was also the Governor of Centre Region Mr. Naseri Paul Bea, who was pleased with this development. “This initiative highlights the willingness of operators to work together to improve the quality of service provided to their customers. It is also a good example of public-private partnership which contributes to achieve the vision of the Cameroonian Government in terms of digital economy, and development in general”, he said.
Within the framework of this partnership, the local roaming service has been enabled in a first phase across more than two hundred sites, a scope of which will be progressively expanded as agreed between the operators.
Commenting as a provider of this service to CAMTEL, the Chief Executive Officer of MTN Cameroon, Mrs Mitwa Ng’ambi said, “At MTN our core belief is that everyone deserves the benefits of a modern connected life and see it as our responsibility as a key player in the industry to continuously seek out innovative solutions that will increase the usage and penetration of connectivity solutions across the country. Local Roaming is one such solution which we are happy to launch with CAMTEL today.”
The completion of this Local Roaming project is a concrete manifestation of the win-win partnership between CAMTEL and MTN Cameroon under the auspices of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications.