By James Barton, Developing Telecoms
October 12, 2017

The ICT sector in Cameroon contributes only about 3.5% of GDP, which is low for the region.

The sector requires considerable development for the country to make better use of the digital economy, according to Research & Markets. To this end the government has in train its Cameroon Digital 2020 program, aimed at improving connectivity nationally. A large number of small ICT projects form part of the overall program.

The country will greatly benefit from the SAIL submarine cable providing a direct link to Brazil, and so onto other countries in the Americas. The cable, expected to be ready for service in late 2018, will improve international bandwidth and lead to further reductions in access prices for consumers.

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