(Business in Cameroon) - On April 9, 2018, an amendment to Orange Cameroon’s concession agreement (of March 13, 2015) was signed by Cameroon’s telecommunication minister Minette Libom Li Likeng.
One of those amendments is neutrality in the use of the frequency whose technical conditions has been defined by the telecommunication regulatory agency in the frequency allocation agreement.
Moreover, to improve the quality of its services to subscribers on the move, it was agreed that Orange Cameroon would install optical fibers on a set area and avoid duplicating them. It should be reminded that this authorization does not allow the operator to carry out the activities of transport that are handled by a regulated market segment.
The minister also confirmed that this amendment does not grant Orange Cameroon, the right to offer wired internet service.
As for the tax on frequency use, that was set to 1% of the turnover ( in view of the difficulty in the implementation of the decree n°00080/MINEFI/MINPT on February 20, 2012 being actually revised), it is agreed to conduct an independent assessment of the real value of the spectrum and modify the tax accordingly.
Also, before the end of its concession agreement, Orange Cameroon is asked to deploy 4G network in regional and department chief-towns, university residence and significant economic activity zones as well as areas with at least 10,000 residents.