Five reasons why ESCOs are the future for African telecom tower power

Food for thought for African tower owners as more players explore the energy-as-a-service model

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  • What are the drivers for the emergence and growth of ESCOs
  • Estimated opex and capex savings for MNOs and towercos
  • Estimated carbon reduction for MNOs and towercos through ESCOs
  • Minimised operational risks through energy-as-a-service offerings

The single biggest challenge to being able to offer stable and reliable mobile phone services in Africa is power. Or more precisely, the lack of reliable power at telecoms tower sites. Hundreds of thousands of towers across the continent are located in areas without access to reliable electricity grids – or indeed, any electricity grid…

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