NuRAN Wireless Inc. (NUR:CSE; NRRWF:OTC; 1RN:FSE), which installs GSM and LTE radio access networks (RANs) for a variety of applications, including provision of cellular telephone access to rural communities in the Third World, announced it will partner with Africa Mobile Networks to provide base stations enabling wireless connectivity in parts of sub-Saharan Africa.
The agreement begins with provision of service to up to five countries, but could include up to 13, according to the announcement, with the "potential of over 3,000 sites to be deployed in the initial five countries."
The release states, "The agreement stipulates that NuRAN will supply the OC-2G, a GSM basestation that was developed by NuRAN, and contributed to the Telecom Infra Project's OpenCellular initiative."NuRAN's OC-2G technology became commercially available in November 2017.
"The selection of NuRAN for deployment in such an important number of countries is a testament to Company's leading position as a supplier of mobile infrastructure solutions for rural and ultra rural and remote markets,"the company stated.
Michael Darcy, CEO of Africa Mobile Networks, praised the NuRAN base stations, commenting on the company's "ability to deliver carrier-grade performance with outstandingly low total cost of ownership."
Darcy also noted, "We have been running live networks with NuRAN equipment for over a year now, and have experienced levels of reliability we would expect of tier-one vendors."
"Financial Inclusion provides a community with the necessary tools to achieve so much,"Martin Bedard, CEO of NuRAN Wireless, stated in the release. "The key goal is to ensure that everyone has access to communications and all that it brings. . .We are embarking on an exciting journey connecting the unconnected in Africa in particular and around the world."
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