Cameroon Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Report

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Cameroon Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Report

The Cameroon telecom services market size was valued at $1.3 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 4% during the forecast period 2022-2027. This growth will be driven by ongoing efforts by the government to expand fixed network coverage and subsequent increase in fixed broadband services penetration, and mobile network expansion and modernization and subsequent increase in mobile data usage.

Cameroon Telecom Services Market Outlook, 2022-2027

Cameroon Telecom Services Market Outlook, 2022-2027

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The Cameroon telecom operator’s country intelligence report provides an executive-level overview of the telecom services market in Cameroon today, with detailed forecasts of key indicators up to 2027. Published annually, the report provides a detailed analysis of the near-term opportunities, competitive dynamics, and evolution of demand by service type and technology/platform across the fixed telephony, broadband and mobile, markets, as well as a review of key regulatory trends.

Market Size 2022 $1.3 billion
CAGR >4%
Forecast Period 2022-2027
Telecom Service Segment Mobile Services, Fixed voice services, Fixed-Broadband Services
Leading Companies MTN, Orange, Nexttel, Yoomee

Cameroon Telecom Services Market Regulatory Highlights

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, in May 2022, signed an MoU with Central African Republic’s Ministry of Digital Economy, Posts, and Telecommunications to interconnect the two countries’ terrestrial fiber-optic infrastructure, to reduce costs and improve network access.

Cameroon Telecom Services Market Analysis by Service

  • Mobile services
  • Fixed services

Cameroon Telecom Services Market Share by Service, 2022

Cameroon Telecom Services Market Share by Service, 2022

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Mobile Services Market in Cameroon– Deep Dive

Mobile subscription penetration of the population in Cameroon will grow during the forecast period. This growth will be driven by an increase in smartphone subscriptions, rising data card subscriptions, and growing M2M/IoT subscriptions.

The Cameroon telecom services market research report offers mobile services segment coverage on following KPIs:

  • Subscription & User Analysis
  • Subscription Analysis by Device Type, Payment Type and Technology Type
  • Churn Analysis
  • Voice & Data Usage Analysis
  • Mobile Subscription Market Share Analysis
  • Revenue Analysis & ARPU Analysis

Fixed Services Market in Cameroon– Deep Dive

Fixed broadband penetration of the population will increase during the forecast period, driven by the government-initiated investment in fixed network to expand fixed services coverage.

The Cameroon telecom services market research report offers fixed services segment coverage on following KPIs:

  • Fixed Voice & Fixed Broadband Penetration Analysis
  • Subscription Trends Analysis by Access Lines
  • Revenue Analysis & ARPU Analysis

Leading Telecom Companies in the Cameroon

  • MTN
  • Orange
  • Nexttel
  • Yoomee

Cameroon Telecom Services Market Share by Companies, 2022

Cameroon Telecom Services Market Share by Companies, 2022

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Cameroon Telecom Services Market Scope

The country intelligence report provides an in-depth analysis of the following –

  • The demographic and macroeconomic context in Cameroon.
  • The regulatory environment and trends: a review of the regulatory setting and agenda for the next 18-24 months as well as relevant developments pertaining to spectrum licensing, national broadband plans, tariff regulation, and more.
  • Telecom services market outlook: analysis as well as historical figures and forecasts of service revenue from the fixed telephony, broadband, mobile voice, and mobile data, markets.
  • The competitive landscape: an examination of the positioning of leading players in the telecom services market as well as subscription market shares across segments.
  • Company snapshots: analysis of the financial position of leading service providers in the telecommunications markets.
  • Underlying assumptions behind our published base-case forecasts, as well as potential market developments that would alter, either positively or negatively, our base-case outlook.


• Total telecom service revenue in Cameroon will grow at a five-year CAGR of 4.5% over the 2022-2027 forecast period.

• Mobile services revenue will account for 96.9% share of the total service revenue in 2027, driven by an increase in mobile internet subscriptions, growing consumption of mobile data services, increasing 4G subscriptions, and projected growth in the adoption of 5G services.

• Orange Cameroon led the mobile services market in terms of mobile subscriptions in 2022, followed by MTN Cameroon and Nexttel Cameroon.

Reasons to Buy

  • This country intelligence report offers a thorough, forward-looking analysis of the Cameroon’s telecommunications markets, service providers, and key opportunities in a concise format to help executives build proactive and profitable growth strategies.
  • Accompanying GlobalData’s Forecast products, the report examines the assumptions and drivers behind ongoing and upcoming trends in the Cameroon’s mobile communications, fixed telephony, broadband markets, including the evolution of service provider market shares.
  • With more than 20 charts and tables, the report is designed for an executive-level audience, boasting presentation quality.
  • The report provides an easily digestible market assessment for decision-makers built around in-depth information gathered from local market players, which enables executives to quickly get up to speed with the current and emerging trends in the Cameroon’s telecommunications markets.
  • The broad perspective of the report coupled with comprehensive, actionable detail will help operators, equipment vendors, and other telecom industry players succeed in the challenging telecommunications market in Cameroon.

MTN Cameroon
Orange Cameroon
Nexttel Cameroon

Table of Contents

Market highlights

Key takeaways, telecom services revenue outlook, revenue CAGR by service type, 2022 service penetration

Demographic, macroeconomic, and regulatory context

Population, nominal GDP, PPP-adjusted GDP per capita, real GDP growth, consumer price inflation, exchange rates

Regulatory context

Regulatory highlights, Fixed Broadband Development, Digital Transformation, Connectivity Improvement

Telecom market outlook

Total telecom and pay-tv services revenue by category, 2021-2027

Evolution of total telecom and Pay-TV services revenue, 2021-2027

Mobile services market

Mobile service penetration and subscription trends

Mobile subscription and user penetration, 2021-2027

Total mobile subscriptions, 2021-2027

Device adoption trends

Mobile subscriptions by device type, 2021-2027

Handset subscriptions by type, 2021-2027

Payment types and technology trends

Mobile subscriptions by payment type

Mobile subscriptions by technology generation, 2021-2027

Churn and usage trends

Market share trends

Subscription market shares, 2022

Pre-/postpaid market shares, 2022

Service revenue trends

Total mobile services revenue by service, 2021-2027

Mobile services ARPU by payment type, 2021-2027

Fixed services market

Fixed service penetration and subscription trends

Voice telephony and fixed broadband penetration, 2021-2027

Total voice telephony and fixed broadband access lines, 2021-2027

Fixed service revenue trends

Total fixed service revenue by service category, 2021-2027

Fixed services ARPU by service category, 2021-2027

Competitive landscape and company snapshots

Product portfolios and positioning, market share overview

Company snapshot (MTN Cameroon, Orange Cameroon, Nexttel Cameroon)

Additional resources

Baseline forecast assumptions

Data tables


Research methodology

Country Intelligence Report coverage

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