MTN Cameroon has applied for a licence from the Telecommunications Regulatory Board (Agence de Regulation des Telecommunications, ART), to deploy 5G technology in Cameroon.
The telecoms operator said the move is aimed at giving Cameroonians access to more modern uses of information and communication technologies.
The 5G project is expected to revolutionalize the country’s telecom sector owing to the numerous opportunities offered by the 5G technology, if successful.
“Believing that everyone is entitled to the benefits of modern connected life, MTN Cameroon is currently implementing high-impact projects, including experimentation of the 5G technology, whose license request has been filed with the telecom regulator to give Cameroonians access to modern information technology and communication tools,” MTN Cameroon said in a statement.
5G technology offer a considerable improvement in internet connection speed. It allows for even faster connection speeds, which is ten times faster than the 4G. 5G also reduces latency, which is the waiting time between the moment you hit a command button and the moment the instruction is translated on the screen.
Another important advantage of the 5G is that it supports a higher density of connected devices. It is estimated that the massive connectivity of the 5G technology will allow a 10x increase in the current connection density.
To fulfill its ambition of becoming the first operator to deploy the 5G technology in the country, MTN Cameroon will have to convince the government about its ability to do so.