Net Neutrality in Cameroon: discussion on STV
An interactive multi-stakeholder discussion on Spectrum Television (STV) Douala, Cameroon on the 26th of July 2014 from 3pm- 4:30pm Cameroon time. The presenter of the show was Amy Banda, panelist included Excel Asama, CEO of I-Vission International (www.ivission.net) and Ngwaneba Jonathan, managing Director of Leading Edge Technologies Cameroon (www.letecam.com)
For ninety minutes, the panelist explored the concept of Net neutrality and surrounding issues including:
- The actual context of the Internet as a whole in Cameroon
- The reasons behind the slow bandwidth
- Regulatory issues (in the ability of the regulator to redress the issues)
- Network Shaping and censorship
- Deep Packet inspection Technologies
- Legislation in Cameroon
- What structures have been put in place to manage the Internet as a resource and
- Online safety
Some questions from televiewers
Televiewers were interested to know why the Internet bandwidth is slow in Cameroon, how can they work safely online and what are the indicators that a user’s bandwidth is either throttled or system hacked.
We noticed that some of the questions were asked by government officials and ISPs. This programme will be rebroadcasted today Sunday at 10:30pm and on Wednesday at 4pm Cameroon time on STV (Voice of the Voiceless)
- The discussions on Net Neutrality in Cameroon are getting more and more emotional and sensitive
- Government officials and ISPs are not willing to make public declarations. They instead prefer to meet us in our offices for any talk.