MTN South Africa and Huawei earned the ‘Sustainability Champion of the Year’ award at the current AfricaCom Awards, the largest annual event in the African communications industry. These awards aim to acknowledge organizations making innovative and exceptional contributions to the telecom industry in Africa. The recognition was specifically for their efforts in developing flexible green site solutions.
MTN South Africa and Huawei Achieved the ‘Sustainability Champion’ Recognition at the AfricaCom Awards
persistent power crisis, the solution employs green and intelligent technologies to execute comprehensive site reconstruction and reinforcement. This includes aspects such as power supply, distribution, load, and intelligent operations and maintenance (O&M).
Incorporating innovations like anti-theft reconstruction and intelligent power consumption, the solution adapts well to power outages and weak grids, guaranteeing over 98% energy availability at sites.
Meanwhile, Huawei’s advanced OWS+NetEco intelligent operations and maintenance (O&M) platform enhances efficiency further, employing AI technologies for solar, mains, and diesel power supply.
Given its success in South Africa, the solution will see extensive implementation in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, and Kenya to tackle power shortages in these nations.
This partnership has also played a significant role in bringing MTN closer to its net-zero goals.
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Zoltan Miklos, General Manager of Access and Architecture at MTN South Africa, expresses the company’s goal as a leading operator in South Africa. The aim is to keep everyone connected, providing the advantages of a modern connected life while leveraging the power of MTN through its prominent brand, footprint, connectivity, infrastructure, and technology platforms.
Huawei, as the strategic partner of MTN SA, offers comprehensive site insights through its robust R&D innovation, product supply capabilities, and a proficient local service team.
Diego Dong, South Africa Delivery and Service Business at Huawei, remarks, “South Africa’s load shedding crisis significantly impacts people’s activities and mobile network experience. The need for a resilient and intelligent network has rapidly become the consensus for all operators and customers.
Leveraging comprehensive power diagnosis and service capabilities, Huawei and SA MTN are actively collaborating on green ICT innovation. Their goal is to construct intelligent, green, and simplified sites, ensuring a highly reliable network and delivering the best user experience.
AfricaCom, as the largest communications exhibition in Africa, serves as a platform for decision-makers in the communications field, bringing together government departments, carriers, investors, and industry analysts to discuss the latest trends in the communications industry.