A convention to connect optical fibre in 10,000 houses constructed under the government housing program was signed by the mother network operator and the Ministry on Friday the 19th February, 2016.
It was in high spirit that the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Mr. Jean Claude Mbwentchou and the General manager of Cameroon Telecommunications (Camtel), Mr. David Nkoto Emane, convened at the conference room of the ministerial building on Friday, the 19th February 2016 at 11 am in Yaounde, to sign the mile stone convention between the ministry and Camtel, that will see the latter connect optical fibre in the 10,000 houses being constructed throughout the country under the government’s housing program.
According to the agreement, Camtel will have the responsibility of providing optical fibre to all the 10,000 homes as well as future ones. In this vista, the company will furnish all materials and equipment as well as technical assistance for the installation of the fibre.
It is earnest to note that the connection of optical fibre to homes and other buildings, falls under one of Camtel’s ambitious projects known as Fibre to the home (FTTH), with the aim of providing all Cameroonians with high speed broadband internet. With the optical fibre installed in homes, Camtel’s customers will be able to enjoy high speed internet, fixed telephone services and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) in a country where economic digitization has become a major concern.
Speaking during the ceremony, the Director General of Camtel Mr David Nkoto Emane emphasized that the installation of optical fibre will be carried out by well experienced technicians from the company and will meet the required standards. On the other hand, the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Mr. Jean Claude Mbwentchou lauded the efforts of Camtel in his address by saying that the investments carried out by the company will elevate the standard of the constructed homes.
The Yaounde – Olembe and Douala – Mbanga Boko constructed homes will be amongst the first to benefit from this fruitful concord. This synergy is being materialised today, thanks to the National Broadband Network program (NBN) currently executed by Camtel.
This engagement between the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development and Camtel is a veritable platform for both parties to contribute their respective quotas in the development of digital economy in Cameroon.
EFFI AGBOR GOWIN