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The Agency for the Regulations of Telecommunications (ART) was created in 1998 to regulate telecommunications, in part to respond to the growing mobile phone sector. ART 

  • Guarantee a fair and transparent competition amongst companies of telecommunications;
  • Develop a wide access to the New Technology of Communication (NTC) to a large public.

The Agency has representations in Yaoundé, Douala and Garoua. It is relatively easy to subscribe a line with any dealer or commercial agent of one of the below mobile telephone providers. Only an ID card is needed for subscriber identification. In the interest of competition between the two main providers, there are frequent commercial promotion campaigns with reduced prices. The major companies controlling in the mobile market in Cameroon are:

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Telephone Services

Is there an existing landline telephone network?

Yes

Does it allow international calls?

Yes

Number and Length of Downtime Periods (on average)

Downtime periods not frequent. When it occurs due for to technical operations, it can last for a short period within a day

Mobile Phone Providers

The major companies controlling in the mobile market in Cameroon are MTN, ORANGE, CAMTEL, and NEXTTEL. 

Approximate Percentage of National Coverage

100% availability within the 10 Regions for a coverage of 71.18% of the population.

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For ICT equipment (V-SAT and radio etc.) importation in Cameroon, a request for homologation of the devices should be addressed to ART (Regulating Authority) before it is used in the country.

Regulations on Usage and Import


Regulations in Place?

Regulating Authority

Satellite

Yes

ART

HF Radio

Yes

ART

UHF/VHF/HF Radio: Handheld, Base and Mobile

Yes

ART

UHF/VHF Repeaters

Yes

ART

GPS

No

N/A

VSAT

Yes

ART

Individual Network Operator Licenses Required

  • Raise a request to ART - Agency for the Regulation of Telecommunications – Website: www.art.cm
  • Further to the request, an agreement assigning a frequency to the applicant is granted.
  • It should be mentioned that some fees have to be paid for the request and each year for the use of the frequency and V-SAT.
  • All forms to be used for application are available at the following link: http://www.art.cm/guichet.php

Frequency Licenses Required

VHF frequencies, HF frequencies, repeaters and VSAT

Existing Humanitarian Telecoms Systems

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