Tigo Ghana uses hybrid power solution to connect rural areas

28 May 2012

The Ghanaian cellular operator Tigo, which is part of the Luxembourg-based Millicom group, has announced plans to utilise hybrid power technology to improve mobile network coverage for unconnected villages in the north of the country. The operator is working with equipment vendor Ericsson under the Millennium Village project, AllAfrica reports, and aims to provide services for up to 30,000 people under the scheme, as well as bringing connectivity to 16 schools and five health clinics. The hybrid power solution enables telcos to provide services in areas without links to the national power grid.