NuRAN signs agreement for 250 sites with MTN South Sudan

17 Dec 2021

NuRAN Wireless, a specialist in rural telecommunications, has announced the signing of a ten-year agreement with MTN Group for a minimum of 250 sites in rural areas of South Sudan. The sites will be rolled out within the next 24 months under the network-as-a-service model (NAAS) through the build, own, operate, and transfer (BOOT) revenue share model. An initial 50 sites will be launched from existing tower infrastructure owned by MTN, allowing for an extremely accelerated project launch. Site surveys on these existing sites has already begun to evaluate site conditions.

The agreement is estimated to represent approximately CAD57 million (USD44.5 million) in revenues over the course of the contract, with the potential for more sites to be added and the ability to leverage terrestrial backhaul networks to deliver inexpensive data capacity that is intended to drive higher ARPU and revenues. NuRAN will work with local partner Tandem Solution. ‘We are excited to be partnering with NuRAN in this very important project. At MTN we believe that everyone deserves a connected life therefore our strategy is to bring connectivity to these rural parts. We hope that this is the beginning of a growing relationship with NuRAN,’ said Diatile Zondo, CFO of MTN South Sudan.

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