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Airtel, ATC Uganda unveil solar powered tower

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Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Telecom firm, Airtel Uganda in partnership with ATC has unveiled a solar powered tower in Iganga District to championing environmental protection.

Airtel Uganda MD Manoj Murali said Airtel Uganda has committed to eliminate hazardous waste from its operations to reduce non-hazardous waste and minimize water consumption.

“We will achieve this through programmes to replace damaging materials, expand recycling schemes and build employees’ awareness around protection of natural resources,” he said.

“In 2018 all our sites across the country became 4G as part of our pledge to deliver very good experiences for our customers to connect and do business. The elimination of fossil fuels from these sites is our top priority”

Airtel Uganda currently has over 2500 masts that are powered on 4G and over 8000km of fiber. This investment is intended to support the country’s digital transformation agenda under the UN’s SDG 9 that seeks to increase access to the internet and connectivity.

ATC Chief Executive, Dorothy Ssemanda, said the tower Company has an ambitious plan to create a good energy mix aimed at progressively phasing out fossil fuels from the towers.

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