15 November 2012

Nigeria: Firm Opens West African Office in Nigeria

Flexenclosure, a specialist developer of intelligent power management systems and modular data centres for the telecoms industry, has announced the opening of its West African office in Lagos, Nigeria.

The office will serve the rapidly growing West African market, a region where Flexenclosure has made great inroads with both its award-winning power management solution eSite and its energy efficient modular data centre eCentre.

According to the Chief Executive Officer of Flexenclosure, Mr. David King, "West and Central Africa are regions with both high telecom growth and at the same time severe challenges in relation to the availability of electricity from the grid. Consequently, we have identified a great need in this region for both of our main solutions: eCentre and eSite."

He explained that eCentres are a complete, pre-fabricated, modular solution to house and power data and telecoms equipment; optimised for energy efficiency and low total cost of ownership.

He said: "eCentre is specifically designed to be fast to deploy and fully future proof. eSite is a power solution for off-grid and unreliable grid base station sites that cuts diesel-related costs by up to 90 per cent. Powered by renewable energy sources or the grid and a backup genset, eSite can deliver a 90 percent reduction in diesel fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, and energy related OPEX compared to traditional diesel based systems.

"Flexenclosure has previously announced an order for 250 units of eSite by Airtel Nigeria to upgrade diesel powered base stations across Nigeria, to make them greener and less expensive to operate. In West Africa Flexenclosure is also delivering eSites to other African countries including Ghana, Sudan, Tanzania and Swaziland.

King added that Flexenclosure's eCentre solution has also been deployed in operators' networks in West and Central Africa.

"The first installation of eCentre was for MTN in Nigeria in 2001, followed by additional installations for MTN in Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon. MTN Group is Africa's leading telecommunications provider, operating in 21 countries across the region. In total, more than 4,200 square metres of eCentre area has been deployed in the region.

"Both the energy efficient eCentre and the cost-saving eSite are specifically designed to operate effectively in environmentally challenging environments and climates, while providing a quick return on investment and the lowest long-term total cost of ownership", . King said.

According to him, it is important for us to have a local presence in Nigeria, and direct contact with our customers.

"With the new Lagos office we can provide a higher level of service and offer telecom operators the most reliable, energy efficient and cost effective technology in the market," the CEO said

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