and economic development. Digital economy includes three dimensions. The first, which is described as the core of digital economy, is based on the development of broadband electronic communication infrastructure, but also on the development of the data processing and electronics sectors.
The second dimension deals with activities that result from the development of the digital economy. These activities are described as the new economy, and only exist thanks to the core of digital technology, that is, the broadband infrastructure and the Internet.
The third dimension deals with transforming existing sectors of activity, by integrating the use of ICTs in the implementation of the activities of these sectors: administration, posts, tourism, trade…
Nowadays, digital economy is a vector of growth, productivity and competitiveness of companies and countries. Its cross-sectional nature is such that it influences all sectors of the economy; it is also the source of recent innovative sectors while other sectors are now totally depending on it. In this regard, the sectorial strategy of MINSPOTEL has set as strategic objective to “increase qualitative, quantitative and affordable access to electronic communication services nationwide”. The challenge for Cameroon in the field of communication and telecommunication infrastructure is to harness achievements, develop broadband infrastructure in order to enable the integration of our country in the global economy of knowledge.
Faced with this challenge, the plan for a “Digital Cameroon by 2020“ focuses on defining strategic areas, actions and priorities with great impact on the digital development of the territory, enhancing the use of ICT services, fighting against poverty by creating jobs and increasing the national economic growth rate. Implementing this Plan requires a certain number of cross-sector actions such as improving on governance, enhancing human capital and digital confidence, taking into consideration environmental aspects and providing appropriate financial resources.