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According to Wireless Networks for the Developing World: The Regulation and Use of License-Exempt Radio Bands in Africa by Maria Isabel A. S. Neto (MIT thesis, 2004), Wifi is licensed in Cameroun but licenses are issued automatically, implying that these are class licenses. But operator licenses are needed for commercial networks offering service to the public. From the section entitled "Other information (from survey, e-mails, or personal contacts)" on page 200: "The 2.4 Band is totally saturated at present. Several operators share it... Obtaining a license is compulsory, but some operators do not bother with that formality and deploy equipment in a illegal way. The widespread fraud will soon be over, since the regulator will soon receive equipment for controlling the spectrum utilization..."
Cameroonian Telecommunication Sector Performance Review by Olivier Nana Nzepa, April 2004 (57 pages in English). No mention of license-exempt bands or Wi-fi but notes that the regulation of VSATs "is not resolved, since the conflicting competencies doesn't say who is exactly in charge of monitoring VSAT deployment." Many cybercafés connect to their ISP via wireless broadband.
"Informatique: un pont entre la ville et le village" [Informatics - a bridge between the city and the village] par Roland Tsapi, Le Messager (Douala), 26 Avril 2005, in French: a "cyber-bus" equipped with computers, Wi-fi and a VSAT terminal, is visiting 15 villages in the Menoua district to introduce people to PCs and the Internet. It is an initiative of the Labotel group, based in Yaounde, with technical support from an American partner, Mmtelcom.