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Unlocking Connectivity: NuRAN Wireless’ $5M Boost

Posted by Paul Nanuwa at 2:42 PM on Wednesday, March 6th, 2024

Connecting the Unconnected

In an era where high-speed internet is taken for granted, NuRAN Wireless ($NUR / $NRRWF) emerges as a game-changer, linking rural and remote areas to the digital world. With $800 million in contracts over the next decade and key partnerships with global mobile giants, NuRAN is at the forefront of bridging the connectivity gap, impacting over 1 billion lives.

Ambitious 5-Year Plan

NuRAN Wireless sets the stage for a transformative journey, unveiling a visionary 5-year plan. Targeting 10,000 operational sites across 15 countries, the company aims for an annual revenue of $200 million and $100 million in EBITDA. The plan reflects NuRAN’s commitment to extending mobile network operators’ reach into traditionally underserved regions.

Securing the Future: $5M Loan Facility

Breaking new ground, NuRAN Wireless secures a $5 million loan facility, a pivotal move in advancing its Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) operations. CEO Francis Letourneau emphasizes the significance, stating, “This is a significant development in NuRAN’s financing strategy… We are appreciative that our lenders are supporting our contracts to connect and empower the unconnected in Africa.” Key highlights of the loan include a 2-year tenor and utilization to establish new sites in Cameroon and the DRC.

Paving the Way for Progress

NuRAN’s strategic approach involves shouldering the risk to deploy comprehensive network infrastructure, from towers to power systems, across rural landscapes. This approach managed under decade-long contracts with mobile operators, positions NuRAN as the essential force extending connectivity to remote villages, shaping the wireless infrastructure landscape in Africa.

From Waiting to Rolling: A Turning Point

The recent loan approval marks a turning point, enabling NuRAN to shift focus from waiting for a big lender to operational growth. The company’s agile strategy, including pivoting to smaller lenders, proves successful, laying the groundwork for a surge in operations and implementation.

Solstice – Illuminating the Future

Amidst these achievements, NuRAN introduces Solstice, a revolutionary product unveiled at the Mobile World Congress. This solar-powered charging station aligns with the company’s commitment to sustainability, providing a vital solution to power telecom sites in regions lacking grid power. Not just a technological feat, Solstice also promises profits reinvested in local communities, showcasing NuRAN’s dedication to positive impact.

A Glimpse into the Future

With 2023 as a year of learning and preparation, NuRAN Wireless charges into 2024 with vigor and optimism. The roadmap is laden with announcements, including mandate letters, LOIs, new product launches, and site developments. CEO Francis Letourneau radiates confidence, stating, “We’re ready to rock and roll… this $5 million is just the start of this thing.”

In conclusion, NuRAN Wireless stands poised at the intersection of connectivity, innovation, and positive change. As the company navigates towards its ambitious goals, witness the unfolding success story. The future of wireless infrastructure is being reshaped, and NuRAN is leading the way.



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NuRan Wireless Funding Accelerates Thousands Of Mobile Towers In Rural Africa

Posted by Paul Nanuwa at 11:15 AM on Wednesday, March 6th, 2024

In today’s connected world, we often take high-speed internet access for granted, but for billions living in rural and remote regions, it remains an elusive dream. NuRan Wireless ($NUR / $NRRWF), a leader in mobile and broadband wireless infrastructure solutions, is changing that narrative. With a staggering $800 million in signed contracts over the next decade across seven countries, including partnerships with two of the world’s largest mobile network operators, NuRan is making waves in the telecommunications industry.


Within five years, NuRan aims to operate 10,000 sites, generating $200 million in revenue and $100 million in EBITDA, spanning 15 countries across two continents.

The heart of NuRan’s mission lies in extending the reach of mobile network operators into remote areas where they’ve traditionally hesitated to invest. NuRan takes on the risk and responsibility to deploy comprehensive network infrastructure, from towers to power systems and radios, all managed under ten-year contracts with mobile operators. Think of NuRan as the essential left arm extending connectivity to the unconnected villages scattered across Africa and beyond.


In a groundbreaking move towards advancing its Network-as-a-Service operations NuRAN Wireless has successfully navigated through an intensive two-month collaboration with its lender, culminating in the completion of all due diligence processes and the initiation of the definitive loan documentation phase.

What did Francis Letourneau, CEO of NuRAN Wireless have to say?

“This is a significant development in NuRAN’s financing strategy for its NaaS operations and is the culmination of much hard work by the lender’s and NuRAN’s team on completing the final due diligence and debt structuring. We are appreciative and thankful that our lenders are supporting our contracts to connect and empower the unconnected in Africa.”

Loan Highlights: 

  • 2-year tenor Facility, set to be drawn down over a maximum period of 12 months with a bullet principal repayment at maturity
  • Interest capitalized

Use of Funds:

  • Establishing new sites in Cameroon and the DRC, as well as other African countries
  • Can be utilized to refinance energy assets, covering material and build costs for new sites, further solidifying NuRAN’s commitment to connectivity initiatives in the region.

NuRAN Wireless is positioned for a transformative phase. As the demand for mobile and broadband connectivity in Africa rises, NuRAN stands at the forefront, ready to deploy an additional 800 sites. Watch the exclusive video interview for insights directly from CEO Francis Letourneau and discover why NuRAN’s vision is set to reshape the wireless infrastructure landscape in Africa.