Business in Cameroon) – During 2016, Internet access increased by 16.5% in Cameroon, finally reaching 18% at the end of the year. The population with access to the web is estimated at 4.3 million people (out of 22 million inhabitants).
This is revealed by Internet Live Stats, a member of the Real Time Statistics Project (www.worldometers.info), an international team of developers, researchers and analysts working to make statistics available in a dynamic format. The real-time statistical counters of this structure, we learn, are used by many media and international organizations.
Thanks to this meteoric growth over a single year, underlines Internet Live Stats, Cameroon is one of the three African countries that were able to achieve this feat in 2016, with Mali (+ 18.6%) and Lesotho (+ 18.1%).
The Cameroonian performance in this hit parade can be explained by the launch, during 2015, of 3 and 4G networks by mobile operators operating in the country. Anything that made mobile internet access possible.
Moreover, the internet penetration rate in Cameroon, as revealed by Internet Live Stats, is different from that revealed on December 13, 2016 in Yaoundé by the local subsidiary of the Swedish telecoms firm Ericsson, which then cited the Ericsson. Mobility Report of June 2016 and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). According to these sources, Cameroon’s internet penetration rate reached 25.6% in 2015, even surpassing the average in sub-Saharan Africa, which was only 20% over the same period.
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