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The telecom industry is booming. Its global revenue is expected to reach $1.46 trillion by 2020. According to financial experts, modern technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), augmented reality and 5G connectivity will play a major role in its development.

Overview of the Telecom Industry

Despite the rising popularity of Viber, WhatsApp, Skype and other services that people use to chat, stream content and hold video conferences for free, the telecom industry continues to grow. Companies that operate in this market are investing heavily in IoT, virtual reality and network upgrades. They are also switching to state-of-art equipment and experimenting with innovative service offerings.

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How Telecom Towers Can Get the Power Mix Right

If there’s one factor that can arrest the nose-diving profitability of telecom operators, it’s the cost of powering the base transceiver stations, or cellular towers as they are called. Grid outages are common in most tower sites, as are long running hours of diesel generators, over-sized batteries, with just a sprinkling of renewable options here and there. By no measure does this constitute the right energy mix for a tower that guzzles power 24×7.

Helps Them Cut Energy Costs

the biggest surprise came from the solar side. Even at current prices, using solar power is economical and is at par with grid cost. Moreover, there’s a natural match between site load and solar insolation. That is, the demand for energy is highest during daytime working hours when the sun is also at its peak.

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