06 February 2023
NuRAN Wireless Inc. and Trans Africa Towers will deploy 500 telecom sites over a three-year period in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The collaboration is expected to improve mobile network coverage in the country.
According to Sleiman Haddad, chairman and CEO of Trans Africa Towers, some 66% of the new telecom sites to be built under this project will be in the provinces of North Kivu and South Kivu. Improved communications should help strengthen the security of remote and vulnerable villages in these provinces.
“Over the years, Trans Africa Towers has developed strong expertise and capabilities in deploying mobile infrastructure for rural connectivity. We are confident that the collaboration between our two companies will result in successful large-scale deployments to bridge the digital divide,” said Francis Létourneau, president and CEO of NuRAN Wireless.
NuRAN Wireless has set itself the goal of reaching 10,000 contracted telecom sites in Africa. The company has already signed several partnerships, notably with the South African group MTN in South Sudan, Sudan, Namibia, and Côte d’Ivoire. In the DRC, NuRAN Wireless had already signed a similar agreement with Orange in 2021. The contract provides for the deployment of 2,000 new telecom towers in the country over forty months.