MTN Cameroon since December launched its MTN 4G network in Cameroon. Since the launch MTN has offered so many products to their consumers. Some of which include smartphones at very affordable prices and cheaper data rates. But this has been functional in the other regions of the country leaving the Northern region out of the picture. However, this will no longer be the case by August 2016.
The MD of MTN Cameroon Philisiwe Sibiya announced that, Subscribers of MTN Cameroun in Northern Cameroon precisely the cities of Garoua and Ngaoundéré, will benefit from the benefits of the MTN 4G by the end of July 2016. The only town which will not benefit from this privilege is Maroua. Maroua is the capital of the Extreme North region, which also is under the threat of the Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram.
Even so, connecting the towns of Garoua and Ngaoundéré to the MTN 4G will bring to 10 the number of towns in the country which will benefit from this technology. Enabling access to a very high speed internet connection, among other things. MTN has the highest number of mobile subscribers in the country. For the moment, it is said that the 4G network covers 53% of the country, thanks to investments estimated at FCfa 60 billion.
Since 4th July, the towns of Kumba and Limbé, located in the South-Western region; then Bafoussam the Western regional capital, have been connected to the 4G of this operator. Thus joining five other cities. Including four connected since December 2015 when the 4G network was launched by MTN Cameroun.
The MTN 4G network is a great attempt to give mobile subscribers a better service. But comparing it to Nextell Cameroons’ 3G we wonder if that’s actually how a 4G network operates. Still too many loopholes to work on and we hope this doesn’t last long enough.