Swedish telecom infrastructure firm Flexenclosure has received its second multi-million dollar order from tower company Irrawaddy Green Towers (IGT).
Flexenclosure, a designer and manufacturer of prefabricated data centre buildings and power management systems for the ICT industry, will provide its hybrid power solution, eSite, for 300 telecom sites for IGT around major cities in Myanmar.
This comes on top of IGT’s last year’s initial order for 225 eSites that have already been installed across Myanmar, bringing the total to 525 eSites.
IGT is the largest independent tower company in Myanmar and Telenor has been their anchor tenant since the network was established in 2014. With a focus on infrastructure cost reduction, IGT are now optimising telecom towers to host multiple mobile operators.
Flexenclosure said this will be made possible by the new eSites, which will be configured to supply power for three tenants – Telenor, Ooredoo and MPT.
The new contract includes all equipment, delivery, installation, commissioning and ongoing services.
The firm said construction of the eSites is under way at Flexenclosure’s manufacturing facility in Vara, Sweden and deployment the units will start later in the year.
“We are delivering a turnkey solution that will underpin and future-proof IGT’s network power requirements,” said David King, CEO, Flexenclosure.
Flexenclosure’s eSite is a turnkey hybrid power system for off-grid and bad-grid cell sites. eSite is designed to be used in a multi-tenant environment where it can provide power to several cellular base stations.
“At a product level, we needed a single solution that would support a broad range of different site requirements and eSite delivers exactly that,” said Elie Haddad, CFO, IGT.
Mobile penetration in Myanmar rose from 10 to 50 percent in just two years, and the government has set a mobile phone penetration target of 75-80 percent by March 2016, which would see the market expanding to close to 40 million connections.
Source: Myanmar Business Today