MTN Cameroon, the country’s largest mobile operator by subscribers, has expanded its LTE network to Kribi, raising the number of cities with 4G coverage to five. Without providing further details, the South Africa-owned cellco revealed that it would launch LTE in a further four major cities in the near future. As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, in March last year MTN agreed to pay XAF75 billion (USD130 million) to renew its operating licence in Cameroon for a further 15 years, at the same time receiving permission to roll out 3G and 4G services. A commercial 3G network was switched on that same month, with LTE following in Douala, Yaounde, Buea and Bamenda in December 2015. The firm had pledged to deploy 3G and 4G services at more than 700 sites in 16 towns in the first year of rollout, before gradually expanding high speed mobile data coverage to 75% of the population by 2018.
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