Cameroon telecommunications giant Vodafone Cameroon has ended its operations in the country on Friday after the withdrawal of its license.
The service provider which started operations in 2016 said in a statement that it was no longer commercially viable to resume services in Cameroon after it was suspended in September.
“After the withdrawal of our license by the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications and the Telecoms Regulatory Board and the suspension of our services from 14 September 2017, the operator of the company, Afrimax Cameroon, concluded reluctantly that it was no longer commercially viable to resume services in Cameroon. As a result, Vodafone Cameroon has ceased operations with immediate effect,” it said in a statement.
Afrimax Group operates Vodafone Cameroon which was formed through a non-equity partner market agreement with Vodafone.
The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications and the Telecoms Regulatory Board suspended the license of the company which was issued to a different company, Northwave SARL.
Afrimax acquired Northwave SARL, yet the authorities claim the use of its license was illegal. The Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, Minette Libom Li Likeng, directed Vodafone Cameroon to acquire its own license.