At the recent national rollout of Lumos’ portable, affordable, easy to install solar power home systems (SHS), Chairman of MTN Nigeria Communications Ltd. Pascal Dozie, in an interview described MTN’s partnership with Lumos as innovative, saying it now offered Nigerians good chances at stable electricity using their phones. Excerpts.
What do you truly make of this – telecommunication bonding with electricity?
Sometimes people ask me about MTN and how I see MTN, and I say to them, we are just supporters of good callings. We blaze the trail both in communication, voice, and data. We are spread all over the country, and we have made it possible for people to be connected and because of that people are a phone call away. Now, we have added light to this.
Does this stand any prospect?
Now, through your phone, you can get electricity and manage it in your homes. You can watch television in your house, and you don’t have any problem with diesel, petrol, kerosene. It is safe and for the well-being of the people, that is what we are known for, to help the people have better life.
If you consider this good, are there plans for sustainability?
Yes, sustainability is always a watchword in MTN. our research department is continuously working to see where we can deploy technology and communication together just like this. As you heard, they worked for two years before this materialised. We have the best technology in telecommunication and so we married the two and that is what you see.