Improving cell site energy economics with mini-grids
How Ascot Industrial and their partners are working with African MNOs
Connecting telecom power systems to mini-grids offers an additional layer of infrastructure sharing which can help improve the economics of a cell site. To date, the rollout of such projects in rural Africa has been limited but Ascot Industrial and their partners plan to change this. TowerXchange speak to Ascot Industrial’s Rocco Incardona to learn more about the mini-grid projects they have been working on.
TowerXchange: We understand Ascot to be involved in a telecom mini-grid project in Africa, please can you share some of the details of this project?
Rocco Incardona, Area Manager, Africa, Ascot Industrial:
Ascot have joined forces with an operator and a local managed service company in the market to build a project which suppliers power not only to the tower but also to the local community surrounding the tower.