Mobile telephony: The Port of Kribi, a niche of Opportunities

The Port Authority of Kribi (PAK) attended the CAMMOB 2020 exhibition held in Yaounde last 17 – 19 May to present investment opportunities that the Port can offer in the telecommunications sector.

Organised by the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, under the high patronage of the President of the Republic, the exhibition aimed to review the milestones of the development of the mobile telephone sector in our country in addition to presentations and networking evenings.

In 20 years, the mobile telephone sector in Cameroon has been through significant changes in terms of use and culture especially with the permanent sophistication of terminals, the diversification of operators and the several functional areas of application. Thanks to data, voice and payment means, remote access, it has become a key sector in interpersonal and business relationships. Thus, its impact on economy as a whole and on maritime transport and logistics especially is undeniable.

The exhibition comprising of several high-level conferences provided the opportunity to the large audience to discuss on various themes related to mobile telephony and the most popular of them focused on ‘’mobile telephony, socioeconomic development and investment opportunities’’.

In his statement, Célestin OMGBA, Head of the Directorate of Telecommunications and Maritime Security Infrastructures in PAK, focused on two major factors: first, a presentation of the Port of Kribi in terms of infrastructures, comparative assets and its position in the national economy. Then, a presentation of the company as a major user of mobile phone services and leading provider of investment and business opportunities in the sector. In a nutshell, PAK is actually a huge and varied niche of opportunities for the sector’s stakeholders. These opportunities range from setting up VSAT communication systems, to developing the fiber optic and providing equipment, effective deployment of 4+5G and even maintenance.

Afer three days of a flurry of group explanations, B2B discussions, promotion, one could affirm with assurance that the mission was accomplished, that is, raising awareness of the attractive niche that PAK is not only in terms of existing and future opportunities, but also for its incentive framework for investment.

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