(Business in Cameroon) - 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 of Swedish equipment manufacturer Ericsson, who presented its mobility report on 29 June 2017 in Yaoundé, the Cameroonian capital.
Based on these forecasts, over the 2017-2021 period, the market share of MTN Cameroun, the mobile market leader in the country, will gradually reduce, to peak at 44.6% only, against 53.6% at end February 2017, a decrease of 6% over a 5-year period.
According to the same source, this reduction in market share for MTN Cameroun will profit to the competition, particularly Orange Cameroun, who will gain close to 3% in additional market share, to reach 37%, against 34.7% at end February 2017. At the same time, Nexttel, the minnow in the market, will get 15% in market share, in increase by 3.4% compared to the 11.6% registered at end February 2017, according Ericsson.
Upon analysis, this future configuration in the mobile market in Cameroon will be strongly influenced by the progression in the new registrations trend, which Ericsson projects at 6 million clients in the country, during the period under review.
Indeed, according to the Ericsson report, in 2021, the operator Nexttel will increase its client base by 14%, against 6.7% for Orange Cameroun and only 3.6% for MTN, leader in the local mobile market.