Business in Cameroon | Cameroon Mobile Telecommunications (Camtel), the incumbent telecom operator in Cameroon, plans to get branches in Brazil, Nigeria and South Africa, MD David Nkoto Emane announced last September 7 during an interview with the publicly funded press.
This announcement follows the recent deployment of the 6,000-km fiber optic submarine cable called South Atlantic Inter Link (Sail), linking Fortaleza in Brazil to Kribi, a seaside town in southern Cameroon.
“Camtel must well position itself on the telecoms market. We are planning to go beyond mainstream services, to strongly position ourselves as producers and suppliers of digital solutions,” said Mr. Nkoto Emane.
“We are in the process of reviewing our company’s status, internal regulations and organizational chart. As we plan to extend worldwide, we must deploy branches wherever our submarine cables land, including Fortaleza in Brazil and Lagos in Nigeria” he added mentioning that a branch is also planned in South Africa.
The official recalled that the cable linking Cameroon to Brazil is not Camtel’s first underwater cable. In 2016, the company deployed the 1,000-km Nigeria to Cameroon (NCSCS) Submarine Cable System connecting Kribi to Lagos.