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Published On: Wed, Apr 9th, 2014

MTN Nigeria plans to provide solar electricity panel in rural areas

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mtn-logo_By Chris Alu

MTN Nigeria has announced plans to deliver electricity supplies to MTN customers who are living in rural areas across Nigeria and are not connected to the electricity grid.

The Nova-Lumos service is provided using a solar panel and an indoor unit that allows MTN customers to subscribe to alternative electricity on demand using their mobile phone.

“By paying for usage only in small payments, the same way our customers purchase airtime and other mobile services, MTN and Nova-Lumos will offer an innovative and widely-accessible service for all MTN customers,” said Michael Ikpoki, MTN Nigeria CEO.

The first Nova-Lumos systems will be publicly available on the MTN service points for the general public soon.

A future announcement about the systems’ availability will be made by MTN.

Nova Lumos in partnership with MTN Nigeria received funding from the GSMA’s Mobile Enabled Community Services (MECS) Innovation Grant Fund with the support of the UK Government.

 

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