MTN Foundation, first corporate foundation in Cameroon, is pleased to announce the launch of its traditional #YelloXmasTree caravan on 16 December 2022 in Limbe, South-West Region. This 9th edition of our Caravan is mainly focused on internally displaced children.

Indeed, a 2020 report by the Ministry of Social Affairs indicates that there are approximately 437,000 internally displaced persons in Cameroon, most of whom are women and children, facing a serious humanitarian situation.

With the celebration of Y’ello Xmas Tree, MTN Foundation is part of the global effort to support the most vulnerable among the displaced, especially those under 15 years of age. MTN Foundation therefore hopes to enable these children to celebrate Christmas with joy while receiving gifts.

In addition to Limbe, the cities of Bamenda in the North-West Region, Bertoua in the East Region and Ebolowa in the South Region will also be visited by the #YelloXmas caravan.

Celebrating Christmas is an important activity of the MTN Foundation. Since 2013, more than 10,000 children from over 100 orphanages and foster homes have been supported through this initiative, made possible through the contribution of MTN Cameroon employees.

” MTN Foundation is particularly sensitive to issues related to the development of children notably the underprivileged. With this initiative, we continue to give them back smile and hope,” reassured Danielle MBOME, Executive Secretary of the MTN Foundation.

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.

The Chief Executive Officer of MTN Cameroon, Mitwa Ng’ambi and her delegation, during her work visit to the Northern part of the country, from 2 to 5 November 2022, made stopovers in Balai in the North Region and Midjivin in the Far North Region.

They interacted with the traditional authorities and population of these two villages, which have in common, the hosting of innovative and environmentally friendly telecommunications infrastructures. Antennas which are solar-powered and do not pollute the community with noise and greenhouse gases from generators. The company has already deployed more than 260 of such antennas in the 10 regions of the country and plans to continue deploying more.

These sites bring communication services closer to rural communities, accelerate digital and financial inclusion and, above all, reduce greenhouse gas emissions while enabling to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040 to better preserve the Planet.

MTN, thanks to the initiatives of its ESG strategy, is building tomorrow, today.

A delegation of officials visited MTN Cameroon’s installations in Douala on 25 October 2022. The group comprised representatives of the Telecommunications Regulatory Board (TRB) and Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (Minpostel).

The visit was divided into three stages. First, the discovery of the Operations Centre and its ultramodern monitoring room. Here, the visitors were able to observe through several screens MTN Cameroon’s monitoring system in real time on the state of its network and quality of service provided to millions of customers across the 10 regions of the country.

Thereafter, the Datacentre, state-of-the-art space with storage capacities that guarantee the backup and redundancy necessary for permanent availability of the data and services requested. The visitors were able to note the special measures taken by MTN Cameroon to ensure constant supply of electrical energy in all circumstances.

On this site, we have just some of our software and hardware equipment. As you know, we provide our communication services to the population of the 10 regions of Cameroon. Our teams monitor and anticipate thanks to the modernity of our equipment. At the same time, we continue our expansion while strengthening security and integrating the latest technologies,” explained Reuben Opata, Chief Technology and Information Officer of MTN Cameroon.

Finally, there was a work session at MTN Cameroon’s head office between the delegation and Executive Committee of the leading operator. During the deliberations, MTN was able to elaborate on its sustainable commitment to Cameroon through investments already realized and those to come in a bid to constantly enhance our infrastructure and consequently the quality of service.

The work session ended with unanimous satisfaction from the representatives of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications and Telecommunications Regulatory Board, who all hailed the quality of MTN Cameroon’s technical platform and called on the operator to continue investing to improve the quality of service.

MTN Cameroon is also satisfied with the willingness of the authorities to listen and provide their multiform support. “It is important for us to reassure the Cameroonian Government and our partners, notably customers. Hence, the initiative of inviting them to live the reality of our commitment to constantly improve the quality of service provided to our customers. This commitment is reflected in the significant investments we have already realized and those to come. This commitment is also visible through the state-of-the-art equipment we operate, professionalism and determination of our employees as well as trust of the population that ensure our undisputed leadership in Cameroon,” commented Mitwa Ng’ambi, Chief Executive Officer of MTN Cameroon.

MTN Cameroon today launched a brand campaign profiling MTN Business – the ICT leader in Africa, which aims to be a trusted partner to businesses in their digital evolution and ultimately achieve #BusinessDoneBetter across the continent.

We understand that growing a business is hard. Business leaders are juggling many priorities and often cannot attend to them all,” said MTN Cameroon, Franck Gérard Kom, General Manager MTN Business. “MTN Business’s role is to assist them do the things that make an impact and support their growth, helping them get it done better.

MTN Business provides the tools to shift small, medium and large enterprises and multinational corporations and those in the public sector to being modern, connected and digital. These include converged ICT – managed network services; cloud services; unified communications; security solutions; and Internet of Things – as well as connectivity (mobile and fixed).

Franck Gérard said the plan was for MTN Business to become the empowering, leading ICT expert providing value to enterprise clients. Among our customer base, we already have more than 60,000 enterprises who are instrumental in contributing to Cameroon’s economic growth.

Mitwa Ng’ambi, MTN Cameroon’s CEO, said MTN Business also had a key role to play in realising the MTN Group’s Ambition 2025: Leading digital solutions for Africa’s progress:Building the largest and most valuable platforms is one of Ambition 2025’s four strategic priorities. Enterprise Services is one of MTN’s five platform businesses and operates under the ‘MTN Business’ brand.”

Ambition 2025 targets MTN Group enterprise revenue of more than R30 billion by 2025. This compares to R16.6 billion in 2021. In the first six months of 2022, enterprise revenue accelerated, increasing by 26.8%* in constant currency terms to R9.9 billion. This was driven largely by MTN Business growth in South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.

African enterprises have a valuable role to play in addressing the continent’s most pressing challenges by providing much-needed jobs, products and services. World Bank data shows that SMEs contribute up to 60% of all employment and as much as 40% of the GDP in emerging economies. This makes them the cornerstone of most economies in Africa.

“We want to be the business enabler of choice in Cameroon, meeting the communication and ICT demands of business clients throughout the country,” said Franck Gérard. “With a customer-centric approach to providing cutting-edge services, we are doing this by leveraging our brand and advanced network as well our strong customer base of top companies across sub-Saharan Africa.”

Mobile Money Corporation announces the launch of the second edition of the MTN MoMo Hackathon in Cameroon.  The information was made public during a press conference held on August 4, 2022 in Douala.

The MTN MoMo Hackathon is a competition aimed at encouraging young developers, entrepreneurs and start-ups to create innovative financial transactional applications.  These innovations will enable them to offer an increasingly wide range of digital solutions for MTN customers, so that they can more easily manage their collection, disbursement, transfer or fundraising operations,” said Alain Nono, CEO of Mobile Money Corporation.

Developers interested in this challenge will need to meet certain requirements. For example, it is a mobile app that uses MTN MoMo’s application programming interfaces (API) and ensuring that the app targets consumers, merchants, or businesses. They will also need to ensure that the proposed solution is useful, usable and can cover use cases beyond payment.

At the Cameroon level, twelve candidates will be selected by MTN and their submissions will be reviewed by a Grand Jury to designate and reward the best 3 projects with a shared amount of USD 10,000

“This is an opportunity for our talents of the digital economy in Cameroon. They will demonstrate their know-how and will be mentored by industry experts. The competition will also allow us to grow the MTN MoMo ecosystem so that the solutions bring even more value to all its users, individuals, associations or companies”, added Alain Nono

Candidates whose ideas are selected will then have four weeks to  to develop their ideas with demos of their applications. These applications will each be the subject of a live demonstration in front of a jury. Participants in the MTN MoMo Hackathon have until August  14th , 2022 to submit their proposals, in English or French, via the links below:

This hackathon will be the second conducted by MTN Group Fintech. In addition to Cameroon, it will take place in the following countries: eSwatini, Zambia, Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Guinea.

MTN is committed to extending financial and digital inclusion across the continent in furtherance of its strategy to build a pan-African Fintech platform that will power the digital economy and serve as a catalyst for social and economic growth in Africa… We have no doubt that it is by collaborating with the talents of Africa that we will expand the service offering available on MoMo,” said Serigne Dioum, MTN Group Chief Fintech Officer.

With this very first Touch Point in Warda, the telecoms operator is expanding its network to better serve its customers. 

MTN Cameroon,  leading telecommunications company in Cameroon, is pleased to announce the opening of a new Touch Point located in the Yaounde PlaYce Commercial Centre of  the Warda neighbourhood.

The store  was inaugurated on 7 July 2022 during a ceremony presided over by the Governor of the Centre  Region, Naseri Paul Béa, in the presence of Stephen Blewett, Chief Executive Officer and his successor, Mitwa Nga’mbi, recently appointed by the MTN Group.

This touch point christened Warda Experience Centre – MTN Touch  will contribute to enhance   the digital experience and quality of service offered to customers through several innovations. Connected touch screens, self-service areas, virtual reality content, trials and games have also been provided. Classical services will moreover be available: subscriber identification, sale of SIM cards, migration to 4G and  4.5G technologies, activation of MTN Mobile Money accounts, cash-in, cash-out, MoMo transfer, sale of smartphones, tablets, modems and other terminals.

The Warda Experience Centre will be open from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 9pm, and on weekends, from 9am to 9.30pm. A team of motivated, professional  and experienced MTNers shall be available to ensure the satisfaction of every customer.

“This new store concretizes our dual promise of proximity and memorable experience. Because we have to serve more than 10 million customers on a daily basis and ensure that each of these loyal subscribers has a unique experience that is commensurate with the trust they have placed on MTN Cameroon for more than 20 years now,” explained the CEO, Stephen Blewett.

With this new Touch Point in Warda, MTN now has  6  Stores  in Yaounde and 19 others in the 10 regions of Cameroon.

MTN Cameroon is pleased to announce the appointment of Mitwa Ng’ambi as the new CEO of MTN Cameroon, with effect from 1 September 2022. She will be succeeding Stephen Blewett who is leaving the Group for other career opportunities.

Mitwa Ng’ambi who is currently the CEO of MTN Rwanda has been a member of the MTN family for a cumulative 10  years and has also worked in the Benin and Zambia operations.

During her time at the helm of MTN Rwanda, Mitwa has been instrumental in strengthening the business’ stakeholder engagement. She has also led industry transformative initiatives for digital penetration and financial inclusion and oversaw the listing of MTN Rwanda on the stock exchange and establishment of its Fintech subsidiary.

MTN Cameroon Chairman Colin Mukete said, “We would like to thank Stephen for his valuable contribution over the years and we welcome Mitwa to the MTN Cameroon family. We are confident that her experience, exceptional leadership skills and expertise will benefit MTN Cameroon and its stakeholders. We wish her success in her new role as we execute our Ambition 2025 strategic priorities.

MTN, leader in the telecommunications sector in Cameroon is pleased to announce the signing, on 02 June 2022 in Yaounde, of a Collaboration Framework Agreement with the Rural Electrification Agency (AER) to supply its rural sites with solar energy.

The document was initialed by Mr. Moussa Ousmanou, General Manager of AER and Stephen Blewett, CEO of MTN Cameroon, in the presence of representatives of the Ministry of Water and Energy.

This Framework Agreement specifies the terms and conditions under which AER provides MTN Cameroon with energy produced by its solar power plants. The energy is intended to power MTN Cameroon’s network infrastructure in rural areas, particularly the relay stations.

The implementation of this agreement is already ongoing at pilot sites in the West and Littoral regions. This deployment shall be extended to all 10 regions of the country in the coming months and will accelerate MTN Cameroon’s ESG strategy, of which reducing carbon footprint is one of the main objectives.

“Cameroon plans to increase its renewable energy capacity to at least 25% the total production by 2035*. This agreement with MTN Cameroon provides us with more resources to achieve this goal and enables us to engage with economic stakeholders who are still hesitating. Because the protection of our environment is more than urgent by using clean energies rather than fossil sources whose harmfulness needs not to be overemphasized. This is an emergency which our partner, MTN Cameroon has understood and incorporated in its development strategy,” said the General Manager of AER.

By entering into this partnership with AER, MTN Cameroon is contributing to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals while setting conditions conducive to the growth of communities in compliance with the company’s ESG commitments.

“Under the Project Zero, MTN seeks to reduce its carbon footprint by 50% by 2030. This partnership with AER puts us on the right path to preserve our environment. It is also an opportunity to reduce certain inequalities. People living in rural areas, often excluded from the benefits of modernity, will have access to all telephony, high speed internet and Mobile Money services”, explained Stephen Blewett. “We are going far beyond business by building a sustainable environment for our society at large”, he concluded.

 

*Data updated

MTN Cameroon and Cameroon Telecommunications (Camtel) have signed a strategic national network roaming agreement which will see Camtel expand 2G/3G and 4G coverage in areas of Cameroon which are not already covered by its network.

This is in line with the Cameroonian telecommunication ministry’s transformation objective, which includes initiatives to accelerate citizens’ participation in the digital economy in a cost-effective way. It is also aligned with MTN Group’s Ambition 2025 strategic intent of leading digital solutions for Africa’s progress.

One of MTN Group’s strategic priorities is to build the largest and most valuable platforms, including network as a service,” said MTN Group President and CEO Ralph Mupita. “The roaming agreement with the state-owned Camtel is a significant development in our work to deliver on this: we are excited to bring our world-class services closer to the people of Cameroon.

MTN Cameroon CEO, Stephen Blewett and Camtel CEO, Madam Judith Yah Sunday Achidi signed the agreement on Wednesday, 13 April 2022 at MTN Group’s head office in Johannesburg.

Camtel’s subscribers will benefit from access to MTN’s existing network infrastructure, which covers 97% of population with 2G, 90% with 3G and 70% with 4G, allowing Camtel to expand its geographic coverage for a significantly improved customer experience.

This agreement is a milestone for MTN Cameroon and is in line with our belief that everyone deserves the benefits of a connected life,” said Blewett.

Madam Achidi concurred: “We want to provide an environment where technology facilitates people’s daily lives, bringing them value wherever they are.”