In an ever-changing world, one thing remains the same, and that is the human need for communication and connectivity. As we shift towards 5G networks and smart cities, it has become a challenge to provide the massive quantity of power that these telecommunications systems require. This exponential growth of the demand for connectivity is driving the move from macro base station to small cells in our cities and rural areas., providing network coverage and capacity.

The story of Autonom did not however begin with Powerloop. The unreliability of telecom power has been a concern for Marceau since school days. “It just flt like it was a good problem because once I had homework to upload at university and there was a power outage […] so I plugged in my home router to a battery at home, like a car battery, to upload it from my  home, [and] that’s how it began.”

Autonom’s CEO pursued a masters in Lithium Cells Characterization at Hydro-Quebec. The team’s expertise also includes the battery supply chain. Furthermore, co-founders and polytechnique graduates Hugues and Raphael, perfected their electrical engineering backgroud by taking part in the EV (Electric Vehicle) industry designing electric cars and lithium battery packs for the automotive.