The founder of GTS
The project Global Telecom Services (GTS) Africa was conceived by Dr. Ing. Pierre-François KAMANOU, a franco-cameroonian. After having obtained Master of Physical sciences in 1983 at the University of Yaounde, Cameroon, Pierre-F. KAMANOU continued his studies in France and obtained in 1985 a diploma for the grade of Engineer SUPELEC (Radiocommunications speciality) and in 1987 a diploma of Docteur-Ingenieur at SUPTELECOM of Paris.
PFK began his professional career in 1985 at ALCATEL where he occupied several functions of responsibility until 1994. He played a very key role in the development of GSM specifications during his stay at Alcatel.
In 1994, he joined TELEMATE Mobile Consultants, a subsidiary company of France Telecom Group, where he was in charge of the optimization of GSM Itineris mobile network in Paris.
In 1995, he created and was the Managing Director of MSI France, a French subsidiary company of English group MSI, specializing in the development and provision of radio planning & engineering tools to GSM operators in French and African countries.
In 1997, he took up the functions of Business Development Director within newly created MSI/CI group which latterly became CELTEL International, a pan-african GSM operator. Here, he was charged with responsibility for overseeing the application files for mobile operator licenses in the French-speaking countries in Africa: Cameroon, Senegal, Chad, Central Africa Republic, Congo, Togo, Ivory Coast.
In 1999, he joined TELECEL International Group where he took up the functions of Managing Director of Telecel Gabon. He left Telecel in August 2001 to found GTS.
In 2004, PFK worked for Alcatel Nigeria as Operations Director for the Globacom project.
After having acquired immense experience in the development of GSM networks, PFK is devoted today on the development of the mobile value added services market in Africa.