Extreme measures Vodacom and MTN take to safeguard batteries from criminals

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Photos show extreme measures to protect batteries from South African criminals

South Africa's biggest mobile network operators have resorted to tough physical protective measures and elaborate tactical security interventions to fight the scourge of battery and copper theft at their mobile towers.

With load-shedding being a reality over the last few years, network operators have had to ensure their equipment is able to stay online during outages.
 

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It's the circle of life, folks. MTN and Vodacom rip their clients off and get ripped off in turn.
 

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We have lithium batteries at work that we can disable over wifi if we wanna, old tech, I think I bought them about 6 years ago
 
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