TT and Ooredoo ink network sharing deal

19 Oct 2015

Ooredoo Tunisia and Tunisie Telecom (TT) have signed a radio access network (RAN) sharing agreement, the first of its kind in Tunisia. Details of the agreement have not been published, but representatives of the two cellcos noted that the pact would drive down rollout and maintenance costs, whilst expanding coverage and improving service quality.

Nizar Bouguila, CEO of state-backed incumbent TT commented on the deal: ‘It will allow us to accelerate the expansion of network coverage, [provide] a better quality of service to our customers and [create] significant savings to meet the challenges of investment in networks with very high bandwidth to meet the new uses of mobile internet.’ His counterpart at Ooredoo, Ken Campbell meanwhile added that the pact would allow the cellco to ‘make better use of its investments.’