The locked-up treasure in emerging-market cell towers

Affordable power to 137 million people and 12.7 million metric tonnes of carbon displaced

Read this article to learn:

  • How to improve the business case to provide power and mobile connectivity to the “bottom of the pyramid”
  • How long term contracts with MNOs and towercos improve the credit worthiness of microgrid investments
  • The addressable market: 30% of 350,000 off-grid cell towers serve a population of 1,300+
  • What can be achieved: connecting 136mn people, displacing 5bn litres of diesel, and eliminating 12.7mn metric tonnes of CO2 emissions
  • How to foster a healthy relationship between RESCOs, towercos, MNOs, investors and governments

Guest column by William (Bill) Bubenicek, who has been working in the telecom and power sector of the emerging markets (Africa, India, Latin America) for over 11 years now. Bill is the founder/CEO of Cambridge Clean Energy Ltd (CCE), former CEO of Clean Power Systems, and former Commercial Director of GSM Systems. As an entrepreneur,…

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