MTN Cameroon (MTNC), a subsidiary of the South African multinational mobile telecommunications company MTN Group, has requested a licence from the telecom regulator to deploy 5G.
The operator said it is currently implementing high-impact projects including experimentation with 5G technology and has submitted a request to the Telecommunications Regulatory Board (Agence de Regulation des Telecommunications, ART) for a relevant licence to test 5G services in the country.
The local media reports, quoting MTN, said that the move is aimed at ‘giving Cameroonians access to more modern uses of information and communication technologies.
"Because we deeply believe that everyone has the right to the benefits of modern connected life, MTN Cameroon is currently mobilized in the realization of high impact projects," MTN said.
If successful, MTN Cameroon’s project will revolutionalize the country’s telecom sector owing to the numerous opportunities offered by the 5G technology, the company claimed.
It will be profitable for MTN Cameroon to deploy the 5G technology because it will sell more data bundles, particularly in Daoula and Yaounde, the two main telecom markets in the country, it said.