Camtel goes solar
(Business in Cameroon) – Cameroonian Telecommunications (Camtel), Cameroon’s public telecom company, is set to shell out 987 million FCFA for solar panels to supply its 31 sites across the country. Managing Director of Camtel, David Nkotto Emane, indicated that the company’s 800 sites will all be lit-up with solar energy.
This comes out of the partnership agreement signed on September 10, 2014 in Yaoundé, the Cameroonian capital, between the telecom public provider and the Living Energy Cameroon company directed by Kenneth Mungu.
The Camtel managing director goes on to say that, with this gradual shift to solar energy, the company hopes to reduce its production costs and therefore lower telecommunications and internet costs for its customers.