In a statement published on January 7th 2016, the telecommunications regulator has announced to consumers that although operators were advertising it, 4G was not available in Cameroon yet.
According to cameroon-info.net, ART has made it known to consumers that the connection speeds offered by MTN and Orange did not meet the requirements to be considered 4G yet.
The press release emphasizes that: “Some network operators have launched major communication campaigns announcing they were now offering 4G in Cameroon.
The Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (ART) would like to underline that 4G consists in a set of systems that provide mobile telecommunications services worldwide regardless of location, network or terminal equipment used. These systems offer access to the most advanced telecommunications services of the moment.
Said mobile services are considered “very high speed”, with theoretical speeds above 100 Mégabitts per second. In practice, these rates are generally lower than this value. “
The Telecommunications Regulatory Agency has also invited telecom operators in Cameroon to respect the provisions of their concession agreements for 4G.