The deal is in line with Orange Group’s IDEAL program, aimed at connecting 20 million people living in underserved rural areas of Africa by deploying 5,000 new sites across the next four years. The program also involves Liberia, Burkina Faso and Cote d’Ivoire. In addition, Orange Group has signed separate deals with NuRAN Wireless and Africa Mobile Networks (AMN) in Madagascar.
In line with our ambition to “include digital in every Liberian life” we kicked off with VANU the project to expand #OLIB rural coverage. In 2 years, more than 200 solar based sites will be deployed to ensure 2-4G digital connectivity and financial inclusion in remote areas. pic.twitter.com/Yb6KWYoTV6— YAO JEAN MARIUS (@YAOJEANMARIUS) March 29, 2023
Orange Liberia has commissioned US-based mobile communications company Vanu to deploy at least 200 telecom towers in the West African country. The deployment forms part of Orange’s efforts to extend coverage in rural areas. As part of a network-as-a-service (NaaS) deal signed with Orange in November 2022, Vanu will deploy 2G, 3G and 4G telecom towers over the next two years. The deployment announcement was made by Vanu’s general manager, Jean Marius Yao, who added that the telco will also provide technology upgrades in the country.