Vodafone Cameroon, part of the Afrimax Group, has announced the signing of a ‘strategic national network sharing agreement’ with state-owned telecoms operator CamTel. Under the deal, Vodafone will make use of CamTel’s existing network infrastructure in Douala and Yaounde to expand its 4G LTE coverage and indoor connectivity for a significantly improved customer experience within the two cities. Vodafone says it now provides full coverage of Douala and Yaounde and plans to expand its LTE network to other locations in the future. ‘We are excited to partner with CamTel to bring world-class internet services closer to people,’ commented Vodafone Cameroon’s CEO Antoine Pamboro, adding: ‘This expansion of our 4G footprint demonstrates that we are suitably positioned to play a pivotal role in supporting digital transformation and development of ICT in Cameroon.’
As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, in September 2016 the UK’s Vodafone Group and Afrimax Group, a 4G LTE operator in sub-Saharan Africa, announced a non-equity Partner Market agreement for the launch of Vodafone-branded LTE services in Cameroon. The local rollout builds on a framework agreement between Vodafone and Afrimax, which was announced in 2014 and has seen the two companies partner to launch Vodafone-branded LTE services in Uganda and Zambia, as well as in Ghana, under the ‘Busy’ brand.