Canadian supplier of mobile and broadband wireless solutions NuRAN Wireless has signed a memorandum of understanding with MTN South Sudan for the deployment of rural sites under the network-as-a-service (NAAS) model.
According to a NuRAN press release, the contract covers the deployment of sites through the build, own, operate, and transfer (BOOT) revenue share model.
The companies intend to install a minimum of 250 rural networking sites in South Sudan within the next 24 months, subject to the conclusion of a definitive agreement with a ten-year term within four months of the signature of the MOU.
The agreement is intended to provide mobile connectivity solutions through the NuRAN NAAS model.
"Adding South Sudan to the NuRAN portfolio is another important step towards achieving our goal of 10,000 sites. Bringing connectivity to the unconnected is at the heart of our business strategy and the benefits extend beyond communication including e-commerce, education and healthcare. We are very proud to be working with MTN on this important project," said Francis Letourneau, CEO at NuRAN Wireless Inc.
MTN is an emerging market mobile operator providing a diverse range of voice, data, digital, fintech, wholesale and enterprise services to more than 280 Million customers in 21 markets. Established in South Africa at in 1994, it offers services to communities across Africa and the Middle East.
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