[DIGITAL Business Africa] – A delegation from GETESA, Equatorial Guinea’s historic telecom operator, led by General Director Carlos Esono Miko Nsing, visited Cameroon Telecommunications (CAMTEL) on September 19, 2023.
During the discussions, GETESA and Camtel explored potential collaboration in technical areas, such as international fiber optic exits, mobile money, roaming, and the capabilities of the Camtel data centre. GETESA is seeking to deepen their relationship with Camtel and identified these areas as of great interest.
“ As national telecom companies operating in the CEMAC economic zone, we share many similarities with Camtel. Collaboration between neighbouring companies is always beneficial, and we have worked on various topics such as roaming, data center, mobile money, and many others through our respective teams. », told Digital Business Africa the CEO of GETESA, Carlos Esono MIKO NSING, at the end of this working visit. Equatorial Guinea needs multiple submarine cable outlets for redundancy in case of cable or landing point issues.
The CEO of Camtel, Judith Yah Sunday, views this meeting as a continuation of the commitments made by Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea’s Heads of State, Paul BIYA and Théodoro OBIANG NGUEMA MBAZOGO, and aims to consolidate relations between two friendly and brotherly countries that share the same community space in the telecoms sector.
“ Our two countries have made significant investment efforts for the development of the telecommunications sector, in particular, the laying of the NCSCS submarine cable, which connects Kribi to Lagos, and reaches Europe via MainOne; cable in which Equatorial Guinea is associated through 02 “branching units” to connect Bata and Malabo via the CEIBA2 cable. The Transatlantic SAIL cable linking Kribi to Fortaleza also has a “Branching Unit” on standby, which can be used to serve 2 other countries that request it “, explained Judith Yah Sunday Epse ACHIDI.
By Digital Business Africa