Flexenclosure wins order for 1,000 hybrid power systems to power Nigerian towers
Published on: 11th Apr 2016
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Flexenclosure has received an order to supply 1,000 eSite power systems for IHS Towers' sites in the Abuja region of central Nigeria.
This agreement is the largest eSite deal in Flexenclosure's history, and it will manufacture the eSite power systems in Sweden for IHS in Nigeria.
eSite is a hybrid power system for base station sites in areas where grid power is either unreliable or unavailable. Combining battery, solar and genset power sources, eSite is designed to support 24/7 network uptime and cut diesel-related costs by up to 90%. eSite is also designed to be used in a shared tower environment where it can provide power to several mobile telecommunications base stations.
eSite manufacturing is on-going in Sweden and over 100 eSites are already fully up and running in Nigeria. Nigeria is the biggest telecommunication market and the second largest tower market in Africa. The mobile penetration rate is over 80%, with 151 million subscribers.
IHS Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer William Saad said: "We needed to be sure that we were deploying the best available power solution at our tower sites and we're confident that we've made the right choice with Flexenclosure's eSite."