Solar powered off-grid telco solutions
Solarkiosk is the ideal partner for the needs of a growing market of telecommunication players, such as mobile network operators and telco tower companies that are penetrating deep into frontier markets to provide their solutions to a ever growing market segment. We have implemented the perfect solutions to power telco towers with solar energy, improve service and product distribution and get communities involved.
Leading telco players, that are taking their social responsibilities seriously can extend on our solutions in order to improve healthcare, education and other social purposes in the target areas, job and business opportunities are being created, service quality can be improved and much needed financial services through mobile money can be accessed.
Powering telco towers with solar combined with a distribution hub for products and services
copyright@Solarkiosk – Solar powered E-HUBB delivering power to a telco tower enabling connectivit in frontier markets
The E-HUBB standard can be used to power telco towers with renewable energy. It can power telecom towers, providing independent yet reliable energy source for completely off-grid connectivity.
In Rwanda’s community of Ruhunda, access to internet or connectivity to make a phone call or send an SMS was not always a given thing. Together with our partners we wanted to change this situation. As Solarkiosk already had a CSMC planned for this site, we partnered through Coca Cola’s Ekocenter with Ericsson and Tigo. Ericsson helped build a new mobile phone tower to provide connectivity, while TIGO is providing 3G coverage for Internet access.
As the E-HUBB technology and structure are designed to evolve along with the demands of a community, we grew the center into a decentralised mini-grid that can power a telecom tower. Through the power of technology and partnerships the CSMC in Rwanda now empowered the community with 3G mobile connectivity as well as managed Rural Coverage (MRC) solution by TIGO in Rwanda to provide Internet services, infotainment (TV Anywhere) and M- Commerce solutions in rural Rwanda.
The E-HUBB, that powered the telco tower was a Hub in which clients could charge their mobile phone, buy SIM cards and airtime top up solutions and avail mobile money services.
copyright@Solarkiosk – Solar powered telco center – inauguration by Rwanda’s president Paul Kagame and Coca Cola’s Muhtar Kent
Paul Kagame - President of Rwanda
The facilities inaugurated here, demonstrate that the well-being and advancement of communities, is a responsibility for all of us. By working together with other companies, as well as government, civil society, and most importantly citizens themselves, a win-win situation is created, for everyone involved.
Proven solar powered distribution infrastructure solutions for Telcos and MNOs
With the E-HUBB Eco, we are offering the leading solar powered infrastructure solution for MNO’s and Telcos to reach their clients in the growing market segment of frontier markets. Our telco E-HUBB Eco has been built and implemented in over 4000 locations and has been designed to:
- Distribute products and services in any type of location, without geographical constraints for rapid expansion
- Clients will have the opportunity of always keeping their mobile phones charged
- The operator can, thanks to the solar power, keep his business open till late in the night
- The integration of connectivity equipment offers the possibility of integrating IT systems and customers can access the internet
- The solution helps to create jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities in a market that sees an ever growing demand