A roundup of tower news across MENA
Algeria: Mobilis wins contract to provide 750 sites for low-population areas
Following a competitive tender ran by Algeria’s Authority for Regulation of Post and Electronic Communications, Mobilis, part of Algerie Telecom, won a contract to deploy 750 new sites in low-population areas, and to provide coverage on 178 roads.
Bahrain: Batelco to deploy 5G network over next three years alongside Ericsson
Batelco and Ericsson have signed a deal to deploy a 5G network across the island state. Over the next three years the telco will deploy 5G New Radio, transport and core equipment. The announcement comes alongside Batelco’s announcement of a deal with AMS-IX to launch a new Internet Exchange for traffic in the Gulf, both investments are designed to support the Kingdom’s development as a high tech hub for the region.