MTN SA joins forces with Huawei to combat the impact of loadshedding on SMEs

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Recognising the critical demand for reliable backup power solutions amid South Africa’s persistent load-shedding challenges, MTN Business, in collaboration with Huawei and Verteco, has launched the Power-M inverter and battery solar solution. Tailored for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), this initiative underscores the essential preparedness required by businesses to navigate through uncertainties caused by frequent power interruptions.

An advanced load-shedding solution, HUAWEI Power-M is designed to provide a space-efficient and digital backup power solution for SMEs. With its versatility, Power-M can cater to the power requirements of various business setups, ranging from small offices to larger establishments.

For more than a decade, load-shedding has adversely affected businesses throughout the country, leading to substantial disruptions, decreased productivity, and financial setbacks. The frequency of load-shedding days has escalated in recent years, reaching record levels and further exacerbating the difficulties faced by SMEs.

“At MTN Business we understand that load-shedding is hindering small business growth and potential, and through our partnership with Huawei, we aim to empower these businesses by offering a reliable and flexible power backup solution,” says Songezo Masiso, GM SME and Indirect Channel at MTN SA. “The Power-M module not only provides a seamless backup power solution but also offers the flexibility to integrate with various power sources such as grid and diesel generators, and solar panels. This ensures that businesses can adapt their power backup setup according to their evolving needs.”

HUAWEI Power-M, available online and through selected MTN Retail stores offers an all-in-one solution that negates the need for additional devices and can withstand even the most challenging grid conditions.

Featuring an all-in-one system with a silent inverter battery and a 10-year swap-out warranty, this solution guarantees a continuous power supply. The modular design allows easy expansion of battery capacity for future needs, addressing load-shedding concerns. Unmatched safety is ensured through an exclusive built-in suppression kit, showcasing Huawei’s leading technical advantages.

SMEs have the option to enhance their power backup setup with solar panel add-ons, enabling them to harness renewable energy sources or add new batteries without sacrificing performance, providing scalability and long-term viability.

To further enhance accessibility, the solution comes with flexible financing options through Centrafin and Absa, enabling SMEs to acquire the Power-M solution with ease. Customers can choose to purchase the solution outright or opt for a rental option, catering to their specific financial requirements. With swift installation services, customers can have their power solution for their home office set up within 10 days. The Power-M solution is available from R1699 PM x 60, subject to credit approval.

HUAWEI Power-M Price Plans:

Plan 1

5kW* + 5kWh

Price: R1699 pm x 60

Devices that can be powered:

Always on
• 5x LED lights
• 2x Points of sale
• 1x Microserver
• 1x Wi-Fi router

Plan 2

5kW + 10kWh

Price: R2359 pm x 60

Devices that can be powered:

Always on
• 5x LED lights
• 2x Points of sale
• 1x Microserver
• 1x Wi-Fi router

Plan 3

5kW + 15kWh

Price: R 3135 pm x 60

Devices that can be powered

Always on:
• 5x LED lights
• 2x Points of sale
• 1x Microserver
• 1x Wi-Fi router
Plus, one application
at a time:
• 1x Kettle
• 1x Microwave
• 1x Coffee machine

*Soft locked to 2.5kW during load-shedding
**Prices include SANS-compliant installation of the inverter within 10 days from finance approval or outright purchase
(Subject to credit approval)
**Prices include VAT and support for businesses.

“We are committed to empowering SMEs with reliable and innovative solutions that enable business continuity
in challenging times. By combining telecommunications expertise with cutting-edge power technology, our hope
is that this partnership with Huawei will contribute to the growth and resilience of South Africa’s SME sector,”
Masiso concludes.
HUAWEI Power-M Plans are now available to customers. For more information on the price plans, visit

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ISSUED BY:
Leigh-Ann Chetty, Senior Manager: Public Relations, MTN SA
Cell: 083 209 1310
E-mail: Leigh-Ann.Chetty@mtn.com

Mthokozisi Ndlovu, Manager: Communications and Public Relations, MTN SA
Cell: 083 209 2683
E-mail: Mthokozisi.Ndlovu@mtn.com

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