PowerOasis: Smart towers
How to halve diesel consumption and O&M costs while improving reliability
The PowerOasis team came out of Motorola, where they spent 20 years building three generations of mobile networks. PowerOasis CEO John O’Donohue noticed that development was focused on radio architecture (2G, 2.5G, 3G & 4G) while cell site power solutions hadn’t fundamentally changed in 20 years. With the next billion mobile subscribers to be found in emerging markets, with limited electrification and unreliable grid connections, John saw an opportunity to transform the power infrastructure at cell sites, reducing power consumption by 50% and increasing site uptime & reliability.
TowerXchange: What is PowerOasis’ value proposition?
John O’Donohue, CEO, PowerOasis:
PowerOasis has a three level value proposition: developing power architecture at cell sites to reduce energy consumption by 50%; network management and control systems that cut O&M costs by 50%; and ensuring 97% reliability at the site.