MTN Zambia deploys first solar-powered site

Tuesday 27 December 2011 | 12:54 CET | News
MTN Zambia has launched its first solar-powered site to provide telecommunications services to people in rural areas. It will cover a radius of 35 kilometres in the Chisamba area. CMO Ernst Fonternel said the initiative will gradually reduce the dependence on electricity and on diesel back-up, which is expensive to the organisation. He said MTN will continue investing in renewable energy sources. Kapembwa Simbao, chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Transport, Works, Supply and Communications, said MTN must ensure that all its solar sites are well maintained to avoid power fluctations.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: MTN Zambia
Countries: Zambia
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