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MTN signs deal to supply rural sites with solar energy

9 Jun 2022

MTN Cameroon has announced the signing of a Collaboration Framework Agreement with the Rural Electrification Agency (AER) to supply its rural mobile sites with solar energy. The agreement specifies the terms and conditions under which AER will provide MTN with energy produced by its solar power plants to power the operator’s network infrastructure in rural areas, particularly relay stations. The implementation of the agreement is already ongoing at pilot sites in the West and Littoral regions, with the deployment set to be extended to all ten regions of the country in the coming months.

Commenting on the agreement, MTN Cameroon CEO Stephen Blewett said: ‘Under the Project Zero, MTN seeks to reduce its carbon footprint by 50% by 2030. This partnership with AER puts us on the right path to preserve our environment. It is also an opportunity to reduce certain inequalities. People living in rural areas, often excluded from the benefits of modernity, will have access to all telephony, high speed internet and mobile money services. We are going far beyond business by building a sustainable environment for our society at large.’

Cameroon, MTN Cameroon

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