Friday, February fourteenth, the   UN says at least 22 people have been killed in a village in the Northwest region of Cameroon. Over half of those killed were children. No one has claimed responsibility for Friday’s incident but the opposition parties blame the killing on the government.

Chinese firm Huawei, mobile networks operating in Cameroon signed a contract on mobile number portability

The Chinese firm Huawei and the mobile networks operating in Cameroon signed, on 19 April 2016 in Yaoundé, the capital of the country, the contract on the implementation of the portability of telephone numbers. This service will be executed over a period of seven months, in order to make number portability effective by November 2016.

In concrete terms, Huawei will have to set up a centralised database, which requires a total investment of FCfa 1.5 billion. The funds, we learned, will be provided by the mobile operators of the country (Orange, MTN and Viettel, operating under the Nextell brand).

As a reminder, it was in July 2015 that Huawei was declared winner of the contract for the “supply, installation and operation of a centralised database, in order to manage the portability of mobile numbers in Cameroon”. This was at the end of a call for tenders launched by ART, the telecoms regulatory authority.

Ranked 3rd telecoms equipment provider in the world, the Chinese company Huawei has become the main partner of Cameroon in terms of development and construction of telecoms infrastructure.


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