Clear Blue Technologies Inc., the Smart Off-Grid™ company has said that over 70 million Nigerians lack access to reliable voice and data communications across the country.
But in order to bridge the gap, Clear Blue is collaborating with NuRAN Wireless, to deliver its Smart Off-Grid platform to Raeanna, a Nigerian telecom infrastructure company focused on providing rural connectivity. The aim of the partnership is to provide an affordable solution for 70 million Nigerians who lack access to reliable voice and data communications.
As the first phase of a larger rollout, Raeanna has installed Clear Blue’s Smart Off-Grid platform and the NuRAN system at eight sites in Nigeria, providing reliable communications services for tens of thousands of Nigerians. An additional 20 sites will be installed over the next few months. In the next phase, Raeanna plans to enable new services for e-learning, e-health and e-commerce at these sites, which will transform these rural communities and make them part of the wider economy.
In a statement, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Clear Blue Technologies, Miriam Tuerk said: “Today, over 70 million Nigerians lack access to reliable communications. We are pleased to be delivering low-cost, clean, reliable power to support Raeanna’s telecom infrastructure in rural Nigerian communities. The collaboration with Raeanna and NuRAN is a blueprint for how to successfully provide critical services to rural communities throughout Africa.”
Also speaking, Vice President, Sales and Marketing of NuRAN, Francis Létourneau said: “We were really impressed by Clear Blue. Its Smart Off-Grid Technology, and the company’s willingness to collaborate on providing an integrated solution for powering our wireless radio communications technology.