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DIGITAL ECONOMY


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The enabling infrastructure for financial inclusion is still in its infancy in Cameroon (Global Microscope 2018)

Despite recent progress in terms of financial inclusion, particularly with the introduction of Mobile Money service by mobile operators, Cameroon still...
cameroon-ifc-partners-with-atlantic-group-to-boost-digital-financial-inclusion
Wednesday 21 November 2018ICT

Cameroon: IFC partners with Atlantic group to boost digital financial inclusion

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank's private investment arm, announced November 21 it has signed a $1.6 million (nearly CFA1...
cameroon-14-4-of-companies-turnover-in-2016-came-from-internet-orders-ins
Tuesday 4 September 2018ICT

Cameroon : 14.4% of companies’ turnover in 2016 came from Internet orders (INS)

In 2016, Cameroonian companies met 14.4% of their turnover through orders received via the Internet, the National Statistics Institute (INS) revealed in a...
25-of-the-remittances-sent-to-cameroon-via-worldremit-were-from-cameroon
Friday 27 July 2018Diaspora

25% of the remittances sent to Cameroon via WorldRemit were from the United States

On July 26, 2018, while signing a partnership agreement with Express Exchange, a Cameroonian company specialized in money transfer, WorldRemit, leader of...
cemac-the-volume-of-electronic-transactions-has-more-than-tripled-in-2017
Wednesday 23 May 2018Finance

CEMAC :The volume of electronic transactions has more than tripled in 2017

The Bank of Central African States (BEAC) has just published a report on the state of financial transactions within CEMAC in 2017. In the report, BEAC...
maibeta-inc-dreams-of-helping-improve-the-life-of-500-000-construction-technicians-in-cameroon
Wednesday 2 May 2018ICT

Maibeta Inc dreams of helping improve the life of 500,000 construction technicians in Cameroon

Maibeta Inc, a startup located at Silicon Mountain in Buéa, officially launched a fundraising campaign to mobilize $35,000 (a little more than CFA19...
microsoft-will-support-startups-coached-by-oic
Friday 2 March 2018ICT

Microsoft will support startups coached by OIC

The technopole Ocean Innovation Center (OIC) has signed a convention agreement with Microsoft. This was announced on February 28, 2018 by Jacques...
kerawa-merges-with-afrimalin-to-become-the-leader-of-classified-ads-in-francophone-africa
Tuesday 20 February 2018ICT

Kerawa merges with Afrimalin to become the leader of classified ads in Francophone Africa

The Cameroonian classified ads website kerawa.com announces that it has signed a merger agreement with Afrimalin. The website that bought Leportail.ci...
cameroon-for-the-first-time-in-18-years-revenues-in-the-telecommunications-sector-have-decreased-in-2016
Wednesday 7 February 2018Telecom

Cameroon: For the first time in 18 years, revenues in the telecommunications sector have decreased in 2016

On December 31, 2016, revenues in the telecommunication sector have decreased for the first time in 18 years (since 1998 that the telecommunication sector...
telecom-regulator-set-to-suspend-vodafone-s-activities-in-cameroon-for-having-no-operating-license
Thursday 14 September 2017Telecom

Telecom regulator set to suspend Vodafone’s activities in Cameroon for having no operating license

Accused of operating illegally in Cameroon since it began its activities in 2016, Internet Service Provider (ISP) Vodafone Cameroon’s situation is getting...
songhai-labs-and-the-american-start-up-datareach-team-up-to-popularise-big-data-and-artificial-intelligence-in-cameroon
Monday 11 September 2017ICT

Songhai Labs and the American start-up Datareach team up to popularise big data and artificial intelligence in Cameroon

The Cameroonian start-up Songhai Labs signed a partnership with its Californian counterpart, datareach, to train statisticians and health professionals in...
in-cameroon-after-misappropriation-of-funds-4-and-5-years-ago-trend-is-now-cyber-criminality-according-to-anif
Monday 11 September 2017ICT

In Cameroon, after misappropriation of funds 4 and 5 years ago, trend is now cyber criminality, according to ANIF

According to the National Agency of Financial Investigations (Agence Nationale d’Investigations Financières - ANIF), cyber criminality has overtaken...
in-cameroon-national-citizens-take-100-control-of-yoome-former-subsidiary-of-swiss-yoome-africa-ag
Friday 1 September 2017Telecom

In Cameroon, national citizens take 100% control of YooMe, former subsidiary of Swiss YooMe Africa AG

The ISP YooMe Cameroon made a major change last 25 August 2017 in Douala, the Cameroonian economic capital, in becoming YooMe Mobile. This new entity will...
after-yaounde-and-douala-vodafone-cameroun-moves-into-internet-market-in-eight-other-cities
Wednesday 30 August 2017Telecom

After Yaoundé and Douala, Vodafone Cameroun moves into internet market in eight other cities

Vodafone Cameroun, internet service provider (ISP) who came to shake up traditions in the local internet market in 2016, recently made its 4G LTE network...
mtn-cameroon-lines-up-poor-performances-in-first-6-months-2017
Sunday 27 August 2017Telecom

MTN Cameroon lines up poor performances in first 6 months 2017

For the first time since the launch of its 3 and 4G networks in 2015, data revenues of the Cameroonian subsidiary of the South African telecoms group MTN...
cameroon-telecoms-regulator-seeking-consultancy-firm-to-audit-quality-of-mobile-operator-services
Sunday 27 August 2017Telecom

Cameroon: Telecoms regulator seeking consultancy firm to audit quality of mobile operator services

The telecommunications regulatory body (Agence de Régulation des Télécommunications - ART) issued, on 21 August 2017, an international call for...
mobile-number-portability-will-take-effect-in-cameroon-from-1st-september-2017
Thursday 24 August 2017Telecom

Mobile number portability will take effect in Cameroon from 1st September 2017

Announced for November 2016, then April 2017 by the regulatory body in the telecommunication sector in Cameroon, mobile number portability will finally...
cameroonian-government-organises-ict-holiday-camp-for-digital-initiation-of-youth
Monday 21 August 2017ICT

Cameroonian government organises “ICT holiday camp” for digital initiation of youth

Minette Libom Li Likeng, Minister of Posts and Telecoms, just closed in the Southern region of Cameroon, the very first edition of the “ICT holiday camp”,...
after-bloosat-gosat-is-now-connected-to-konnect-africa-to-provide-internet-via-satellite-in-cameroon
Monday 7 August 2017Telecom

After Bloosat, GoSat is now connected to Konnect Africa to provide internet via satellite in Cameroon

The Cameroonian company GoSat just announced having completed a partnership with Konnect Africa, subsidiary of the French group Eutelsat, to provide...
rapidly-growing-mobile-money-service-increased-appetites-of-mtn-and-orange-in-cameroon
Friday 4 August 2017Telecom

Rapidly growing Mobile Money service increased appetites of MTN and Orange in Cameroon

It was a message received on 31 July 2017 by some Orange Cameroun customers, which alerted subscribers to the Mobile Money service. Since 1 August 2017,...
mtn-cameroun-s-performance-under-pressure-since-the-market-was-opened-to-nexttel-first-holder-of-a-3g-licence
Wednesday 2 August 2017Telecom

MTN Cameroun’s performance under pressure since the market was opened to Nexttel, first holder of a 3G licence

During the last quarter of 2014, the customer base of MTN Cameroon, local subsidiary of the South African telecommunications group MTN International,...
cameroon-the-government-wishes-to-control-ussd-code-pricing-by-telecoms-operators-from-now-on
Tuesday 25 July 2017Telecom

Cameroon: the government wishes to control USSD code pricing by telecoms operators from now on

Like the pricing of telephone communication and other SMS, telephone companies operating in Cameroon will henceforth have to submit to the regulator, for...
after-douala-and-yaounde-vodafone-cameroon-wishes-to-extend-its-network-to-all-10-regions-in-the-country
Saturday 22 July 2017Telecom

After Douala and Yaoundé, Vodafone Cameroon wishes to extend its network to all 10 regions in the country

Vodafone Cameroon has just signed a network sharing agreement with Cameroon Telecommunications (CAMTEL), the national telecoms operator in the country....
in-partnership-with-konnect-africa-the-company-bloosat-inaugurates-the-era-of-internet-via-satellite-in-cameroon
Tuesday 18 July 2017Telecom

In partnership with Konnect Africa, the company Bloosat inaugurates the era of internet via satellite in Cameroon

Since 12 July 2016, it is possible, wherever you may be in Cameroon, to be connected to internet. All you need is to pay FCfa 100,000 for the acquisition...
cameroon-fierce-competition-in-the-mobile-money-market-raises-accusations-of-anticompetitive-practices
Sunday 16 July 2017Telecom

Cameroon: fierce competition in the Mobile Money market raises accusations of anticompetitive practices

The battle in the electronic transfer of money in Cameroon is now also being played out in the courts and other involved regulatory authorities. According...
with-state-support-cameroonian-jacques-bonjawo-former-microsoft-executive-launches-1st-technopole-in-his-country
Friday 14 July 2017ICT

With State support, Cameroonian Jacques Bonjawo, former Microsoft executive, launches 1st technopole in his country

A four-storey building constructed on a plot of 1600 m2, 150 workstations spread out in twenty offices, four conference rooms, an auditorium, a...
cameroon-market-shares-for-all-mobile-operators-will-increase-between-2017-and-2021-at-the-expense-of-mtn
Sunday 9 July 2017Telecom

Cameroon: Market shares for all mobile operators will increase between 2017 and 2021, at the expense of MTN

In 2021, Orange Cameroun will get closer to MTN Cameroun, in terms of mobile market share in the country. This is at least what revealed the projections...
in-cameroon-4g-subscriptions-will-increase-by-71-over-the-2017-2021-according-to-ericsson
Friday 7 July 2017Telecom

In Cameroon, 4G subscriptions will increase by 71% over the 2017-2021, according to Ericsson

The momentum noted in the mobile telephony market in Cameroon for some years now is still going strong. According to Swedish equipment manufacturer...
mobile-money-beac-bans-transactions-by-telecoms-operator-mtn-cameroun-outside-cemac-zone
Tuesday 4 July 2017Telecom

Mobile Money: BEAC bans transactions by telecoms operator MTN Cameroun outside CEMAC zone

In a letter dated 19 June 2017, the Governor of the Bank of Central African States (BEAC), issuing institution for the six CEMAC States which are...
cameroonian-application-je-parle-le-bassa-2-0-is-a-pioneer-in-online-african-languages-training
Saturday 1 July 2017ICT

Cameroonian application “Je parle le bassa 2.0” is a pioneer in online African languages training

Cameroonian Stéphie-Rose Nyot Nyot launched, on 24 June 2017 in Paris, the application called “Je parle le bassa 2.0”(I speak Bassa 2.0), which offers...
cameroonian-insurer-zenithe-insurance-becomes-first-digital-company-in-15-cima-zone-countries
Wednesday 21 June 2017ICT

Cameroonian insurer Zenithe Insurance becomes first digital company in 15 CIMA zone countries

Maxwell Ndecham, Director and CEO of the insurance company Zenithe Insurance, is formal: the launch, last May, of the digital platform of this Cameroonian...


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