Power beyond the tower

How RESCO entrepreneurs are empowering Mobile Enabled Communities

Read this article to learn:

  • The extension of Bharti Infratel’s P7 Energy program from 1,200 sites to almost 5,000, and how they pilot and scale RESCO innovations
  • The role of telecom towers as anchor tenants in Community Power initiatives, and of MNOs as key  distribution partners
  • The opportunity to “spend shift” household expenditure on kerosene, which often exceeds expenditure on airtime, to distributed energy and battery boxes
  • How Vodafone reduced opex by 61.4% at a cell site while providing power to a community in Kwazulu Natal

Is provision of community power services a CSR exercise to generate brand warmth, or is there a commercially viable business model extension here for MNOs, tower operators and RESCO partners? TowerXchange reports from the Energy + Mobile for Development session at Mobile World Congress, where Bharti Infratel, Vodafone, OMC Power and Fenix International shared their…

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