By Fai Cassian
The Director General of Cameroon Telecommunications-CAMEL, David NKOTO Emane has said that at present, the optical fibre and the CDMA lines in the North West Region will not only provide the population with quality services but will in addition make available wireline Internet and EVDO (REV A and REV , a broadband WiFi on it mobile network. David Nkoto Emane made the statement in Bamenda, while on a two-day working official visit to the region that enabled him to examine work-done at CAMTEL new installations. Assessing from the level of work done at the optical fibre terminal station at the University of Bamenda, the Jakiri and Oku transmission stations, David Nkoto Emane confirmed that CAMTEL will in the days ahead take its products and services closer to the population. With the technology in place, Northwesterners he reiterated will henceforth start enjoying the multi-dimensional services of CAMTEL, such as high speed broadband internet, CTphone network and fixed telephone lines. Accordingly, he assured the management of UBa that terminal station will go operational as soon as the stand-by generator is installed. He thanked government for making it possible for CAMTEL to put in place this product which is awaited by everybody. With these innovations, CAMTEL has as intension to pass to the third generation. "We will go very far with services that will be more efficient", he said. The Director General also insisted that apart from fixed telephony and Internet, other products will be born, notably, cable television and the wireless.
Speaking at Oku, while welcoming CAMTEL Director General and his team to Bui Division, the Senior Divisional Officer for Bui Nzeki Theophile, said the construction of the new installations in Oku has helped so much ion facilitating telecommunications in the Division. Mr. Nzeki Theophile noted that the gesture is in line with the Head of State’s mission of balanced development and to let Cameroon be in the frontline of global economy noting that CAMTEL is boosting local employments in the area since many more jobs have be created with the availability of internet services and CTPhones.
Cameroon Telecommunications (Camtel) it should be recalled is Cameroon's national telecommunications service provider, offering voice, data, VSAT and internet services. Established in 1998, Camtel is wholly owned by the Government and has developed an ambitious program to ease in urban and rural areas.
Highlights of the Visit
During the two-day working visit to the Northwest Region, CAMTEL Director General David Nkoto Emane also paid a courtesy the Fon of Nso, HRH Fon Sehm Mbinglo. At the Nso Palace, David Nkoto held a tete-tete with the traditional ruler.
In Oku, CAMTEL DG and his collaborators also paid a courtesy visit to HRH Fon Ngum. Upon arrival at the Oku fon’s palace, CAMTEL delegation was received by dance groups and a mamaud crowd. While at the Oku Fon’s palace, the delegation also visited the Oku Museum and the artifact.
On Friday November 22, CAMTEL delegation also visited HRH Fo Angwafo III of Mankon. While at the Mankon palace, had a discussion with Fo Angwafo in which he expressed the desire for CAMTEL to mark its presence at the upcoming festival this year. Fo Angwafo said he was delighted to receive a visitor of mark who is doing a lot to put into execution President Biya’s Greater Accomplishment by taking information and communication technologies to rural areas. At the Mankon Palace, David Nkoto Emane and his delegation also visited the Mankon Museum before leaving for CAMTEL Regional office where he held a working session with staffs. According to what we gathered, David Nkoto cautioned staff on excesses and recommended efficiency at job side so as to meet up with competition.
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