Intelligent Energy and Microqual Sign Telecoms Collaboration Agreement

  Intelligent Energy and Microqual Sign Telecoms Collaboration Agreement

 Use of existing power transmission infrastructure will enable rapid telecoms

Business Wire

LONDON -- June 11, 2013

Intelligent Energy and Microqual Techno Limited today announced that they have
signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a partnership to
provide telecoms infrastructure using equipment mounted on existing power
transmission towers in India. Microqual has exclusive rights from Power Grid
Corporation of India Limited and other state transmission companies to use
their transmission tower infrastructure in Punjab, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh
and Jammu and Kashmir – across a total of 85,000 towers. Telecoms equipment
will be fitted to the transmission towers, a practice already widely adopted
in other parts of the world. Based on its unique efficient power technology
portfolio, Intelligent Energy will provide power to the equipment mounted on
these towers.

With the telecoms industry’s growth focus in rural areas, this agreement
between Microqual and Intelligent Energy to make use of the existing power
grid infrastructure will significantly reduce the cost and set-up time of new
telecoms sites.

There are a total of 1,138,300 power transmission towers in India today with
plans to increase this number in the coming years. The transmission towers can
be mounted with both telecoms and non-telecoms related equipment such as
potential wireless broadband, distributed antenna systems, alternate networks
for mobile network off-load, national security and municipal surveillance, and
environmental monitoring.

Peter Brown, Managing Director of Stationary Power at Intelligent Energy said,
“Our partnership with Microqual delivers innovative and cost-effective ways to
manage and accelerate the future growth of telecoms in India.”

Mahesh Choudhary, CEO and Principal Founder of Microqual, said, “Microqual
provides end-to-end telecoms infrastructure services in India and we are
constantly working on providing innovative and economic solutions to the
industry. While using power grid infrastructure to mount telecoms and other
equipment is prevalent in the West, we are the first to offer it in India. By
doing this, we will be able to deliver substantial savings from day one. With
distributed power management as a core focus and an innovative business model
offering OPEX based solutions, Intelligent Energy is the right partner for us
to offer complete solutions to existing and new telecoms operators.”

The partnership between Microqual and Intelligent Energy provides immediate
access to approximately 85,000 towers and targets a pan-Indian presence in the
next 12 months. The companies plan to work with telecoms operators to map
their expansion plans to the geographies where the transmission towers
presently exist. Telecoms companies can now look again at their expansion
plans as using power transmission towers substantially reduces set-up costs
with a much reduced start-up time when compared to conventional methods of
installing towers from the ground up.

About Microqual Techno Limited

Microqual Techno Limited, for over the last decade, has been a pioneer and
market leader in the manufacturing and supply of products, services and
solutions impacting the global communications world.

Microqual also provides end-to-end telecom infrastructure services. The
Company has expertise in Engineering, Procurement and Commissioning of telecom
sites and has the competence in Telecom Installation activities to be carried
out for integration of node with the network. These services also extend into
upgrading of existing sites and activities as BTS swapping etc. To complete
the cycle Microqual also delivers quality managed services /operations and
maintenance, both for active and passive elements at the site. Microqual truly
integrates all the elements of the value chain and orchestrates them in
perfect harmony through project / programme management resulting in a quality
customer experience.

Microqual's broad customer base in India includes all the Mobile Operators,
Tower Leasing Companies and OEMs and has also expanded its global footprint in
Bangladesh, Nepal, Middle East, and Africa.

About Intelligent Energy

Intelligent Energy delivers efficient and clean energy technology for the
global consumer electronics, automotive and stationary power markets – from
compact energy packs for mobile devices, to power-trains for zero-emission
vehicles, and stationary power units for the always-on infrastructure.

Our unique technology architecture is used by global blue chip companies to
create differentiated, cost-efficient fuel cell power systems for mass market
applications. It enables Intelligent Energy and our industry partners to solve
the challenges of continuous power and productivity, by creating convenient
everyday energy solutions to power your life.

Intelligent Energy operates globally, with offices in the Americas, Europe and

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Intelligent Energy
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