MTN "working around the clock" to address energy woes

South African mobile operators working around the clock to ensure connectivity remains stable amid the massive power blackouts. eNCA Business Editor Devan Murugan spoke to MTN Chief Executive Officer, Charles Molapsisi. #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - MTN CEO Charles Molapisi says the mobile giant is working around the clock to dispatch batteries at various tower sites hit by power cuts.

READ: Mobile network blackouts loom

The prolonged blackouts under stage 5 and 6 have become a headache for telecom companies, with tower batteries unable to charge fully.  

Mobile users have taken to social media to lash out at both the mobile firms and Eskom as networks fail.

The disruptions have also hit the retail sector as payment devices fail to connect to a network.

But Molapisi says as MTN continues to spend more on batteries, many of them risk being stolen.


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