Telenor has provided ‘Reon Energy Solutions’ a $30 Million agreement to install solar-run power supplies at 5000 cellular sites in Pakistan and also Bangladesh over the duration of Three years. This company is approximately looking at 2800 sites to be up-graded in Pakistan, and also 2200 sites for Grameenphone in Bangladesh.
Inamur Rahman, CEO of Reon Energy Solutions informed Daily Times that the firm will take Three years to install solar-based power systems at the Base Transceiver Station (BTS) places assisting Telenor decrease working costs in the future.The BTS towers wouldn’t be completely dependent on electricity produced from solar energy. Substitute energy sources from other utilities will also assist in electricity generation. Even so, solar energy will assist decrease the dependency of service providers on typical electricity sources that are not much reputable.
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Power supply companies will install solar-powered BTS towers with storage systems in points lacking connectivity. This will help get to a previously unreachable customers and supply cell phone coverage to far more points within Pakistan.
Inamur Rahman more added, “The trend of utilising alternative source of energy through the cellular phone industry has been a very long recommended remedy by the telecom sector experts and policymakers, even so, the technology was costly several years ago, which is believed currently a practical way for operators.”
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More than 37,756 telco provider sites operate in various parts covering 92% of land area in Pakistan. Telenor will be ale to obtain a financial advantage over it’s competitors since solar energy can reduce functional costs as much as 25-30%.
Roen Energy Solutions is definitely operating on solar-run sites for Telenor Pakistan in Chitral, Upper Dir, as well as Lower Dir. These plans were rewarded earlier by the Universal Service Fund.