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CAMTEL Showers Staff’s Children With Gifts, Promises Bettering Working Conditions

By Etienne Mainimo

Some 300 children of Cameroon Telecommunications, CAMTEL staff, ages between one to ten years have received different gifts from the management ahead of celebrations of end-of-year festivities.

Hundreds of gifts were handed to the children on December 21 in Yaounde in a ceremony chaired by the representative of CAMTEL GM, Fadimatou Aboubakar. She is CAMTEL’s 2nd Technical Adviser.

It is worth noting that each of the kids selected from the staff’s families went home with educative toys and other gadgets matching their respective genders and ages. The first category of beneficiaries ranged from zero to five years and six to 10 years.

Speaking on behalf of the company’s General Manager, Judith Yah Sunday, Fadimatou Aboubakar described the event as a sign of the company’s traditional act which is in line with its social responsibilities and its dedication to bringing joy and smiles to its personnel.

“…This event, as I stated, is a tradition for CAMTEL in line with its social responsibilities and its dedication to bringing joy and smiles to its personnel by organizing these activities during end-of-year festive periods,” Fadimatou Aboubakar said.

Through this celebration as done traditionally, Fadimatou said CAMTEL is renewing its engagement with its personnel through the implementation of the change management and consumer simplicity introduced by top management.

In addition, she pointed out that, “…Also, since we are never satisfied with what we have, CAMTEL through my voice, reassures its personnel that despite the circumstances, it will always be beside its collaborators and other staff to continue bettering the working conditions.”

According to Fadimatou, this end-of-year celebration is also an opportunity to evaluate CAMTEL’s activities.

“In regard to that, I can say with pride that we have an impressive balance sheet this year. Blue, the new commercial brand is gradually but surely gaining ground in mobile telecommunication service delivery through its various offers.”

“We also have other victories that we have been able to record this year which include the certification of CAMTEL by the government through conventions that were signed to exploit mobile and fixed networks. Another success recorded was the huge brand built through the optic services which has improved the quality of our services, especially through the Blue brand,” she stated.

The year 2022 has been an active year for CAMTEL recording a number of great achievements. Besides the certification of its ISO 9001/2015 system, the launching of the company’s Blue service, operation of its mobile network and SIM card, the company also launched its National Roaming Service in partnership with MTN Cameroon. The initiative enables subscribers across the national territory to remain connected to CAMTEL mobile network services by automatically switching to MTN’s network in areas not yet covered by CAMTEL. These initiatives and many more have received great appraisal from Cameroonians.


Cameroon Is A Communication Hub in Africa: Brazilian Ambassador

By Etienne Mainimo

Brazilian Ambassador to Cameroon, Vivian Loss Sanmartin says the South Atlantic Inter Link (SAIL) that connect links the two countries will make Cameroon becomes a communication hub in Africa.

The Brazilian Diplomat made the assertion on August 27 after visiting the SAIL cable landing station in Kribi, South Region of the country.

Vivian Loss Sanmartin was accompanied by the Director General of CAMTEL, Judith Yah Sunday alongside officials from the Minister of External Relations, Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, Telecommunications Regulatory Agency, ART and dignitaries of the South Region.

“This is a great initiative and we appreciate it in maintaining our relationship in general and technology in particular. We support all kinds of initiatives that brings us together and we believe that Cameroon has an opportunity to become a hub in this region of Africa,” Brazilian Diplomat said.

She added that, “I believe that investors in Brazil will be interested in joining this beautiful initiative.”

On her part, the Director General, DG of CAMTEL said, the infrastructure constitutes and make Cameroon a hub of digitisation in the Central African Sub-Region as far as content (multimedia, telemedicine, videos, streaming, cloud computer) among other things is concerned.

Judith Yah Sunday added that the construction of SAIL is inscribed as top priority of the development of communication infrastructure in the country.

In the meantime, Georges Mpoundi Ngolle, Head of Business Unit Transport at CAMTEL highlighted the benefits of the interconnection stating that, among other things, it is going to allow more fluency on connectivity from Cameroon to the rest of the world and vice versa, fast and more affordable internet connection.The South Atlantic Inter Link (SAIL) otherwise known as Cameroon-Brazil Cable System or (CBCS) is a submarine communications cable in the South Atlantic Ocean linking Kribi, Cameroon with Fortaleza, Brazil.

in addition, SAIL is an intercontinental submarine cable across the South Atlantic sea area, connecting the continent of Africa and South America establishing new Internet channels for Africa-South America, Africa-North America and South America-Europe.

The cable landing points are operated by Camtel in Kribi and by China Unicom Brazil in Fortaleza. China Unicom provided the project management and business operation support, while the engineering construction was contracted from Huawei Marine Networks. The whole project lasted for 14 months and was completed in August 2018.

The cable measures approximately 6,000 km in length and contains four optical fibre pairs, each capable of transmitting 100 wavelengths with a bandwidth of 100 Gbit/s (gigabits per second), for a design capacity of 32 Tbit/s (terabits per second). 

The project was financed through the Concessional Loan and Preferential Export Buyer’s Credit of China Exim Bank.

China Unicom and CAMTEL jointly invested and constructed the SAIL submarine cable.