NuRAN Wireless, a supplier of mobile and broadband wireless infrastructure solutions, has announced the signing of a definitive Network As A Service (NaaS) contract with MTN Sudan for the deployment of rural mobile infrastructure. Pursuant to the terms of the ten-year agreement, the parties intend to install a minimum of 500 rural networking sites in Sudan. The project will support 2G and 3G with variety of site categories to cover different population densities and coverage areas.
The NuRAN NaaS model facilitates network expansion for mobile operators by managing and controlling the build, operation, and maintenance of cellular sites along with associated capital expenditures. The sites are then monetised by providing connectivity on a paid for service basis. NuRAN, which now has 3,192 sites in five countries throughout Africa, expects to retain the ownership of the infrastructure after completion of the contract.
‘This is another important milestone for NuRAN as we press ahead to our stated goal of having 10,000 sites under contract,’ stated Francis Letourneau, CEO at NuRAN Wireless, adding: ‘This contract also further solidifies our growing relationship with MTN as a key partner in bringing mobile connectivity to the people that need it the most. Mobile connectivity is a life blood to these communities and NuRAN is extremely proud to be at the centre of bridging this important gap.’