Airtel Africa goes green with Ericsson

Global telecom company Bharti Airtel announced its contract with Ericsson, a
global mobile telecom equipment and soluitons provider.

The contract will include the upgrading of 250 diesel powered base stations in
Nigeria with E-site, a new green energy solution from Flexenclosure.

The green mobile initiative will improve operations and minimize environmental
impact. The contract serves as an agreement that Ericcson will be responsible
for implementation and maintenance services for all the sites.

E-site technology provides power through renewable energy like solar and wind
power in order to help businesses go off-grid for their power demand. Power is
obtained through the renewable resources and then stored in a battery bank as
well as used to power the plants.

“We are happy to take the lead in deploying and rolling out state-of-the-art
green power solutions and reducing our dependency on diesel. This latest
initiative will not only enable us to significantly reduce operating costs but
also contribute to the reduction in the greenhouse effect. Going forward, we
aim to introduce and take forward this green and efficient initiative in the
rest of our operations,” said Manoj Kohli, joint managing director & CEO of
Bharti Airtel.

“The new green and highly cost efficient base station solution makes not only
environmental sense, but also financial sense for our customers, enabling the
efficient deployment of services to previously unserved or under-served areas,” said Lars Linden, head of Sub-Saharan Africa Region of Ericsson.

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