Economic downturn tests Telcos’ mettle

Economic downturn tests Telcos’ mettle

The Co-Founder and Interim CEO, IHS Towers Nigeria, Mohamad Darwish, captured the essence of sponsoring the Economist Intelligence Unit report titled: Power Up, Delivering Renewable Energy in Africa in support of Africa’s renewable energy goals in Lagos when he formally unveiled the report.

According to him, with daily diesel consumption of 20 million litres, exploring renewable energy option in a more sustainable way is the right way to go.

His firm manages no fewer than 16,000 base transmission stations (BTS) for most of the telcos across the country, besides some 23,000 across Africa. Darwish said in the face of the challenges confronting the telcos that have made quality of service (QoS) a nightmare for end users of telecoms services, outsourcing was the best solution to address network congestion, spiralling cost of running BTS including providing security, fueling, technical services and others. Read more

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