Power from Towers: MTN light's up South Africa's streets
As South Africa's power situation continues to deteriorate MTN has started an innovative project to help keep the lights on - literally!
MTN and the Johannesburg Roads Agency have forms an innovative public-private partnership to tackle South Africa’s ongoing loadshedding challenges to provide backup power to all traffic lights in Soweto that are located near MTN base stations, touted as a ‘Power from Towers’ solution.
MTN base stations will supply power to traffic lights during times of loadshedding from the sites’ backup power systems to “significantly alleviate delays and frustrations experienced by Soweto residents and commuters” according to the press release. By providing reliable AC power backup, MTN is taking a proactive step towards enhancing traffic management in the region.