Cameroon – Mobile telephony: Approximately 19.5 million subscribers in 2016

This figure shows that the mobile phone is gaining ground in Cameroon.

The mobile phone revolution is underway in Cameroon. La Nouvelle Expression (LNE) published on April 25, 2017, publishes the results of a study conducted by Jumia, an online sales site in 15 African countries.

It shows that with an estimated population of 24.5 million, our country has an Internet penetration rate of 21%. A figure that has doubled in less than a decade. Which means that mobile telephony is expanding.

According to telephone companies established in Cameroon, by the end of 2016, there was a fleet of 19.46 million mobile subscribers,” LNE said, analyzing the figures “confirms the upward trend of a penetration rate of 80% subscribers in Cameroon “. A market shared by South African MTN, French Orange and Vietnamese Nexttel.

This is partly due to the diversity of the smartphone offering, which results in a significant reduction in costs. “We start from close to 18,000 CFA francs for the least expensive, to nearly 700,000 FCFA for the most affluent,” said the private daily. So, the average Cameroonian can afford a device.

This explosion in mobile usage also leads to an increase in Internet penetration, as most smartphones are connected to the Internet. A situation, one reads, that leads to new behaviors, like the sale and the purchase on line. “The Cameroonians, in their habits, increasingly integrate online commerce,” the paper said.

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