Energy consumption is one of the biggest expenses for mobile operators, while it is also one of the biggest causes of emissions.
Meanwhile, the availability of fibre backhaul and a connection to the electricity grid are two of the greatest difficulties associated with building masts in rural areas.
Vodafone believes the new mast design it has been working on with Crossflow Energy for the past two years helps address these two challenges.
The design combines Crossflow’s wind turbine technology with the latest innovations in solar and battery power to create a reliable energy source that eliminates the need to be connected to the electricity grid and to diesel generator backups.
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