The global telecommunications industry is currently characterized by intense competition within regional markets with persistent pressure on profitability and the real threat of customers voting with their feet and ultimately their pocket book at the slightest feeling of dissatisfaction. Owing to the fact that the only perspective that truly matters is that of the subscriber, the need to constantly shape and optimize the customer experience through world class quality of service (QoS) is more apparent than ever. From the customer’s perspective, a differentiated service offering is wholly embodied in a network that offers adequate coverage and low incidence of dropped calls as a result of capacity constraints, channel interference, and poor handover. Beyond these issues that are symptomatic of a suboptimal network, another factor that contributes to poor QoS and thus affects the customer experience is a “down site” situation, which in most cases is primarily due to power failure.
Reports indicate that 70% to 80% of all QoS issues reported by Telcos operating within Nigeria are directly related to the epileptic power situation. To meet the KPI designated by the primary regulatory body as key measures of performance with regards to servicing customers, the industry expends approximately $642M per year to power the roughly 20,000 sites situated in both urban and rural areas. In addition to the associated OPEX costs (fueling), which invariably exert downward pressure on operating profits, there are CAPEX cost associated with providing and maintaining a fleet of diesel generators. Apart from the considerable cost of ownership, there is also the attendant issue of noise pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, with the latter contributing to global warming.
Considering the aforementioned challenges and the overriding need to protect revenue by ensuring network uptime, Telcos and colocation firms are motivated now more than ever to find an alternative prime power source. To that end, what is needed is a portfolio of solutions that are environmentally friendly; offer reasonable life cycle cost, and low maintenance. With our innovation (core value) and technology focus, Peloton is actively developing solutions and services that offer improved system reliability, high uptime, reduced CAPEX, and most importantly allow base station deployment independent of the condition of the existing utility infrastructure especially in rural areas. This is the genesis of Peloton Energy. COMING SOON!!!
The extraordinary growth in the Nigerian wireless communication industry has led to a high demand for reliable data-rich communication services. Improving network coverage and capacity to meet this demand typically requires the addition of new wireless sites. This approach is not only resource intensive, but it is sometimes opposed by municipalities and government regulatory bodies especially in residential areas. For this reason, alternative solutions that ensure optimal use of scarce wireless sites become very crucial to revenue creation as well as ensuring reliable delivery of quality wireless network services.
Traditionally, telecommunication towers have been designed for single carrier occupancy. In addition, those designed for multiple carriers were designed with little or no allowance for future expansion requirements. Due to tower capacity constraints and competitive considerations, there exist emergent challenges to growth, profitability, and safety. It thus becomes imperative to seek the services of a company that understands the structure and logistics behind strategies that enhance the benefit and profitability of co-location. Peloton’s premier A.C.E.S.® program was specifically developed to improve QoS, enhance revenue, streamline co-location while allowing clients to improve their competitive position.