Indian telecoms giant Bharti Airtel has announced that it is joining global efforts to combat climate change.
In an interesting reminder of the growing relevance of smart grids and the Internet of Things (IoT) to developing markets, it has been reported that Kenyan operator Safaricom is offering to supply a $288 million smart metre system to the country’s main power utility.
Pan-African operator Vodacom has installed three new solar-powered sites in South Africa as part of what it describes as its energy and carbon management strategy and commitment to reducing its impact on the environment.
Polarium which provides energy storage solutions built on lithium-ion technology for the telecom, commercial, and industrial segments, has announced a new deal with ATC Africa, the African subsidiary of American Tower Corporation.
Solar power is supporting the activities of a number of Orange subsidiaries in Africa and a Huawei data centre in Jordan.