PowerX AI automates detection and diagnosis at scale. It accelerates revenue, increases the productivity of resource-constrained teams, produces savings at scale and delivers enterprise-wide insights to every stakeholder.
As sustainability becomes a critical business goal, PowerX enables network industries to meet the ambitious targets that shareholders demand.
Against a backdrop of poor grid infrastructure, rising energy costs and ongoing OPEX, CAPEX and space constraints, Tower Companies across all markets are developing competitive tower space leasing and Power-as-a-Service solutions - helping mobile operators deliver high network uptime, increased capacity and broader coverage for more customers with more data.
Mobile Operators managing their own towers are under pressure to increase network capacity to support more consumers and meet escalating demands for super-fast mobile data and continuous roll outs of energy-hungry 4G/5G technology. With a core business of selling airtime and data services to consumers, the maintenance of network passive infrastructure distracts and stretches lean resources. PowerX solutions allow mobile network operators to automate network power management and concentrate on providing competitive wireless communications to more customers.
As networks become increasingly complex, and expand into ever more difficult and inaccessible geographies, the pressure is on providers of infrastructure managed services or operations and maintenance services to keep tower sites operating with uninterrupted uptime and at peak efficiency. PowerX solutions provide early detection of performance degradation supported by detailed root cause and insights into which sites require priority interventions to drive cost and time-effective pre-emptive maintenance.
As excess demand for energy clashes with rising energy cost, legacy infrastructure or poor grid availability in some markets, ESCOs are seeing new market opportunities. They are expanding their footprint to provide MNOs & ToweCos with optimum hybrid power solutions that are equally cost-efficient, reliable and in line with sustainability goals, ensuring power uptime without the hassle of managing complex hybrid infrastructure. PowerX solutions provide data-driven tools to measure, monitor, control complex hybrid infrastructure across large distributed networks.
Ensuring optimum power equipment performance across large, complex distributed infrastructure networks with critical uptime requirements comes with unique challenges. Changes in the operational environment can either deteriorate the equipment performance – such as dust deposits on solar panels, temperature changes affecting batteries’ state of health – or can lead to suboptimal operational conditions – such as faulty batteries, inefficient rectifiers or reduced power load that may cause a generator to run at suboptimal loading rates. PowerX solutions benchmark asset performance, provide early fault detection and prioritise actions helping to maintain optimum power operations.
One conversation dominated the exhibition hall this year - the emergence of truly independent TowerCos in a market typically dominated by MNOs or MNO-backed TowerCos. TowerCos are not new to MENA, but the cultural shift towards the independent TowerCo model as the de facto route to network growth and management certainly is.
How AI allows you to staff every tower with a team of local, maximising each towers potential without additional hiring.
“PowerX was one of the winners of the IBM Watson challenge in 2018. The PowerX platform is unique in its application of Watson AI to the mobile cell tower market. It uses ground-breaking AI to optimize both capex and opex for mobile network operators and Tower Cos. For any Tower Co or Network team looking for the next generation tools to improve tower performance and resilience with a future proof solution built on advanced IBM technology then PowerX is the solution for you.”
“Not only did PowerX platform reduce negative environmental impacts, it also resulted in zero network downtime and continuously drives improvements across our infrastructure. We are very optimistic about these findings and the role AI stands to play at the heart of MTN’s infrastructure programme.”
“Managing and maintaining cell towers in Africa is a complex and unpredictable task. PowerX changes the game completely. It not only increases cost predictability for CFOs and reduces greenhouse gas outputs to help firms meet their environmental commitments, but the information it produces saves countless man hours and increases the length of life of expensive tower components.”