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Mobile electricity service transforms Nigerian power needs

“The mobile revolution has transformed our need for power, and the mobile electricity service is also going to be a significant part of the answer,” says Yuri Tsitrinbaum, CEO of Lumos Nigeria.

Lumos Mobile Electricity Service, operating in partnership with the South African mobile network provider, MTN, has deployed its 60,000th Y’ello Box, an at-home solar electricity device that lets users gain access to reliable electricity. Read more…

“This significant milestone means more than 300,000 people right across Nigeria are now benefitting from affordable, reliable, clean electricity, thanks to the Lumos Mobile Electricity service ability to unleash the power of the mobile,” the company noted.

How the mobile electricity service works

Once MTN customers have joined the service, they pay their monthly subscription fee for power from their mobile phone’s air account by texting a simple code.

John Stephen Akpan, a farmer from Lagos State who purchased the 60,000th system said: “The Y’ello Box is making a big difference. I was using a noisy, polluting generator, but now that Lumos has arrived, my farm has been transformed instantly.

“I was surprised at how easy and quick the installation was, and that I was able to start using it straight away.”

Tsitrinbaum added: “The Nigerian economy will thrive if we give people the power they need to succeed. We cannot wait, and we need put power in everyone’s own hands.”

he continued: “At Lumos we have built a unique system that uses ground-breaking technology to harness the energy of the sun, capture and store it, and release it thanks to your mobile phone.”

“The energy mix in Nigeria is a complex issue which we all need to work together to solve. We believe we have created something fantastic that is bringing power to people’s homes and businesses like nothing else before.”


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Babalwa Bungane
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