TT and Ooredoo launch RAN sharing programme

12 Jan 2016

Tunisia Telecom (TT) and Ooredoo have launched a radio access network (RAN) sharing programme, minimising rollout and maintenance costs for the duo, L’Economiste Maghrebin reports. 78 villages in Zaghouan will be the first to benefit from the collaboration, whilst the governorate of Jedouba will be the next region to be covered by the shared infrastructure, Ooredoo Tunisia CEO Massri Youssef explained. TT’s CEO Bouguila Nizar noted that the cost of the project is in the region of TND205,000-TND300,000 (USD100,244-USD146,699), pointing out that the rollout would have cost more than double that figure if the two cellcos had pursued independent strategies. The executive also added that the deployment of a shared RAN meant the installation of fewer towers in Zaghouan, minimising the impact of the infrastructure on the city’s aesthetics.