Intelligent Energy Announces Energy Device Collaboration with Global Telecom
Published on Wednesday 27th February, 2013
27 February 2013, London (UK) – Intelligent Energy, the global power technology company, today announced a collaboration with Cable & Wireless Communications, and in particular its Sure brand. The companies will work together to test personal energy devices powered by Intelligent Energy’s cutting-edge fuel cell technology to power various mobile devices across their market sectors. The companies will commence a user trial of an Intelligent Energy portable power device during the summer of 2013.
The requirement for portable power has grown at an exponential rate, driven by an ever-increasing need for greater amounts of power for our “on-the-go” electronic devices, such as smartphones. Unfortunately, battery power has not kept pace and the constant need to maintain battery life has become an area of consumer disappointment.
A study of mobile users in the UK conducted by Intelligent Energy, shows that more than 70 per cent of users find themselves with a dead or nearly-dead battery on their mobile device at least once per week.
In response, global mobile operators are keen to find a solution to the battery conundrum, so that they can deliver the best user experience, earn the loyalty of their customers and increase average revenue per user (ARPU).
“Intelligent Energy’s cutting-edge technology offers a solution to power our device off-grid and provides a much longer operating life than a conventional battery. It’s attractive as it would unlock real additional revenue opportunities for telecom operators, enabling consumers to stay connected for longer and unshackled by the constraints of battery life”, said Mike Fawkner Corbett, Sure’s Head of Mobile.
Intelligent Energy’s interest in the consumer electronics market is a natural extension of its work in the stationary power sector, where the company offers back-up power systems for telecom towers in India.
“For a lot of people, the constant need to monitor battery life as the day goes by is much more than an inconvenience, it often means loss of productivity, decreased sense of security and an inability to stay connected when it’s most needed”, said John Maguire, CFO at Intelligent Energy.
“The consumer electronics industry tells us that neither future battery improvements nor power reduction strategies will develop as quickly as needed. Intelligent Energy's portable fuel cell systems offer a durable and cost-effective solution that can be integrated into a wide range of consumer applications”, said Phil Caldwell, Director of Corporate Development at Intelligent Energy.
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 Asia.
About Cable and Wireless Communications and Sure
Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) is a full-service, global telecommunications business. We operate leading communications businesses through four regional units – Monaco & Islands, the Caribbean, Panama and Macau. Our services include mobile, broadband and domestic and international fixed line services in most of our markets as well as pay TV, data centre and hosting, carrier and managed service/social telecom (telecom enabled public services) solutions.
Our operations are focused on providing our customers – consumers, businesses, governments – with world-class service. Serving the communities where we operate is at the heart of our approach, and we are committed to behaving in an ethical and socially responsible manner. For more information visit www.cwc.com
Within the Monaco & Islands division, CWC operates as Sure and Cable & Wireless Communications and is a supplier of telecommunication services in three major offshore jurisdictions: Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man. Across the islands the business has the largest pool of telecommunications expertise available and delivers mobile, broadband, fixed line, data centre and enterprise solutions to a diverse customer base including consumers, private and public sector clients.
We are also specialists in off shore connectivity, enabling those companies that operate in the islands to reliably and efficiently connect and transact with their global partners.
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