Anyone who has ever needed to make a call from the middle of nowhere — or, perhaps worse, dropped a call at the worst possible time — knows just how important telecom service can be. And in an increasingly wireless world, far-reaching, reliable cell service has become less of a luxury than a necessity.
Durathon is a breakthrough backup power source for the telecom industry, whether at hybrid telecom sites that rely on non-grid power sources, or at traditional base stations that are powered by robust and/or unstable electrical grids. As Prescott Logan, General Manager of GE Energy Storage Technologies, said, “The Durathon battery will change the way providers think about backup energy storage and its importance in maintaining network availability.”
Technology like Durathon’s could be crucial to the continued global expansion of cell service. In many emerging markets, power outages have been known to regularly cause service disruptions, sometimes for hours on end. But with Durathon’s incredible durability, even in the most extreme of climates, telecom companies will have the ability to deliver reliable service to those areas where they can make the most difference. In Africa, where generators power many cell towers, Durathon can lead to more efficient operations, driving down fuel costs and facilitating service expansion to a multitude of new customers. And because of the battery’s proprietary chemistry and compact design, lasting up to 10 times longer than traditional telecom backup storage systems while taking up half the space, Durathon is ideal for use in urban centers of developed countries. Durathon is the next generation of industrial battery.