NuRAN Wireless has announced that further to its previously disclosed Network as a Service (NAAS) contract with Orange Cameroon announced in October 2020, Orange has exercised its option to add an additional 120 networking sites in the country. Following execution of the option by Orange, the overall total sites to be built over the term of the agreement has increased from 122 to 242. Each site consists of towers and related equipment to be installed by NuRAN with a particular focus on rural communities in Cameroon. NuRAN’s technology uses a carrier-grade GSM base station powered by solar as part of a small-footprint remote tower.
‘We are extremely pleased with our expanding relationship with Orange Cameroon. This is yet another example of the growing interest of Tier 1 mobile network operators in NuRAN’s NAAS business model which we expect to resonate and expand on other continents. We are extremely pleased that Orange has moved so quickly to expand our project in Cameroon especially in advance of the initial deployments,’ commented Francis Letourneau, CEO of NuRAN.