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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

4G Technology: Telecommunication Regulatory Agency Contradicts Mobile Operators

The Telecommunication Regulatory Agency charged with regulating the telecommunication sector in Cameroon has issued a Press statement calling mobile network suppliers in the country to order. ART in the Press statement issued last week reechoed that some aspects of the contract were not taken into account by some companies when launching of new options.

Though 4G sim cards are in circulation, ART which many say is a toothless bulldog wants the process nullified.
 Newspaper reports quote the technical director of the Telecommunications Regulatory Agency Mengang Bekono as trying to explain to the public what the 4G technology about. This he says is referred to a technology that is more improved compared to the first, second and third generation. The document also states that the operators concerned are authorized to provide mobile electronic communications services related to access technologies 2G, 3G and 4G, pursuant to their concession agreements. Before ART could contradict them, the Minister of Post and Telecommunication is also said to have lambasted it all, saying that mobile operators should offer good quality 3G before talking of 4G. She made the statement while visiting external services of her ministry that took her to ART.  However, ART says some mobile operators were authorized to provide 4G technology but some provisions of the convention have not yet been completed...




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