Redefining the economics to enhance rural connectivity

How unserved and unconnected areas could become major opportunities for towercos

Read this article to learn:

  • Developments in rural connectivity in the MENA region
  • Key initiatives in OpenRAN and active sharing
  • Energy challenges and innovation for rural sites
  • The importance of building relationships with regulators and the local community
  • The economics of making rural sites investable

Rural areas tend be underserved by operators and towercos because of low ARPUs and high opex. The trend has been for towercos and MNOs to prioritise urban areas, however rural connectivity represents a huge opportunity, as a somewhat untapped market, however the challenges differ from country to country. TowerXchange Meetup MENA 2020’s panel on rural…

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