Cameroon: Controversy surrounds the management of optical fiber
|2014/08/13 21:54:46||日常 | optical fiber|
In Cameroon, the management of the optical fiber is the heart of a controversy since the government decided to disburse 14 billion FCFA for membership fees WACS submarine cable and redemption of the landing station debate installed in Limbe by MTN.
The reason for the controversy over the purchase of WACS by the state, is the management entrusted to the operator Camtel without taking into account the regulations that govern the creation of a company specializing in the transport sector telecommunications.
Indeed, established since 2009, the International Telecommunications Company of Cameroon had to deal with the management of the optical fiber. Nevertheless, the government chose the public operator.
To believe the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, Jean Pierre Biyitti Bi Essam, "negotiations were initiated on the one hand, with the WACS consortium for the affiliation of Cameroon WACS cable system, and secondly, with MTN Cameroon to redeem the station alluvial Limbe. "
Moreover, these negotiations led "with one hand, the payment of membership in the amount of 12 billion CFA francs in WACS and other rights, signing the purchase contract by the Cameroon station alluvial Limbe, which cost 2 billion CFa "francs, according to the Minister.