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Helios Towers Nigeria invests in eSite to bolster connectivity

January 23, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, West Africa

Flexenclosure eSite in Nigeria. (Image source: Flexenclosure.com)

Flexenclosure eSite in Nigeria. (Image source: Flexenclosure.com)

Flexenclosure, a specialist developer of hybrid power systems and prefabricated modular data centres for the ICT industry, announces the expansion of its eSite portfolio with a new version specifically developed for tower companies and multi-tenant scenarios.

eSite is a portfolio of energy-efficient hybrid power systems for base station sites in areas where grid power is unreliable or unavailable. eSite now has added capability for multi-tenant environments where it will provide power to several base stations, thus catering to the needs of tower companies.

eSite is capable of hosting up to four tenants with a combined power load of up to 10kW. It provides separate energy metering for each tenant, who can monitor their own site power-related data via eSite’s web based eManager client. eSite’s intelligent control system Diriflex has an adaptive charging strategy for the batteries and ensures best use of available grid, renewable energy and/or genset for minimised operational costs.

“The addition of multi-tenant capability to eSite is of great strategic importance to Flexenclosure,” said David King, CEO, Flexenclosure. “Tower companies are becoming increasingly important players in the telecom markets in Africa and around the world due to operators outsourcing their base station sites to them. As infrastructure owners, the tower companies have an acute focus on managing the operational costs of their sites, so eSite is a key solution for them. ”

First eSite order from HTN in Nigeria

Helios Towers Nigeria (HTN) is the largest independent tower company franchise in Africa, providing wireless operators with fully managed tower sites and guaranteeing 99.99% network uptime – significantly higher than the industry average.  HTN has ordered eSite for deployment during January 2014 in the Oyo, Ondo and Ekiti states of western Nigeria. Flexenclosure will be responsible for their complete management, including security, diesel supply, genset maintenance and overall maintenance of the equipment.

“Our mission is to deliver the highest quality of service and network uptime in the industry, in an environmentally friendly manner, and we believe Flexenclosure’s eSite can help us on both those counts,” said Chandrakant Modi, CTO, HTN.

“Nigeria is the biggest telecom market in Africa and HTN was the first tower company to be established there. To continue building footprint in this market is very important to us, as is proving the reliability, functionality, performance and overall peace of mind that tower companies require,” concludes David King.

eSite is factory-built, fully pre-tested and optimised to ensure quick and trouble-free site installation and commissioning. It is prepared for easy plug-and-play upgrade with solar power as well as optional eSite Community Power functionality.

New to all eSites is advanced fuel level monitoring that enables the site owner to have full visibility of fuel level, consumption, refilling and theft. This functionality is part of eManager, an all-in-one toolbox fully integrated into eSite for proactively monitoring, analysing and optimising the performance of an entire network of eSites.

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