edotco and Digi Partners to Enhance Network Coverage
KUALA LUMPUR, 30 March 2016
edotco Malaysia (“edotco”) and Digi.Com Berhad (“Digi”) today signed a collaboration agreement, making Digi one of edotco’s preferred partners in its telecommunications infrastructure services business.
This agreement will pave the way for Digi to access edotco’s telecoms infrastructure footprint of over 3,600 sites nationwide and new built-to-suit sites to accelerate Digi’s network expansion to deliver consistent and high quality internet services to more Malaysians nationwide and build on its position as Malaysia’s widest 4G LTE network.
edotco and Digi have a long history of network collaboration since 2013, with a joint strong aspiration towards maximizing operational synergies. This partnership will allow the two (2) companies to maximize the deployment of shared sites, in turn saving operational costs and reducing environmental impact for a sustainable future.
With this partnership in place, edotco is set to deliver both co-location and build-to-suit sites, over a period of five (5) years which will give Digi the advantage to further strengthen its network footprint and service quality nationwide.
The partnership between edotco Malaysia and Digi marks a significant milestone in the trend of deepening telecoms infrastructure collaboration for data networks, and showcases Malaysian companies leading the way in adopting telecoms infrastructure sharing as the most sustainable model for the telecoms market.
CEO of Digi, Albern Murty said, “This collaboration is an extension of our commitment to strengthen our network position to bring quality internet experience to more customers in more areas in Malaysia. We are pleased to build on our partnership with edotco, and we look forward towards realizing the full potential of this collaboration.”
CEO of edotco Group, Suresh Sidhu said “This agreement marks a significant milestone in strengthening our relationship and deepening our collaboration with Digi and the Telenor Group. At edotco we believe infrastructure sharing and collaboration will continue to increase in both Malaysia and the region, and we are proud to have Digi as one of our pioneer partner in this venture.”
Signing on behalf of the respective companies were Kesavan Sivabalan, Chief Network Officer of Digi and Hadi Helmi, Managing Director of edotco Malaysia.
Established in 2012, edotco is a wholly owned telecommunications infrastructure services subsidiary of Axiata, with independence in its management and operations. edotco provides end-to-end solutions in the tower services sector including co-locations, build-to-suit, energy, transmission and operations and maintenance (O&M) in the region of Asia.
As the first regional tower services provider in Asia, edotco delivers equal access and efficient telecommunications infrastructure services and solutions across a portfolio of over 16,000 towers in our countries of operation: Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Pakistan and Myanmar. edotco’s services are supported by state-of-the-art real time monitoring service, echo.
edotco Malaysia was established in 2013 as a wholly owned subsidiary of edotco Group with the objective to provide communications infrastructure services to customers and in our bid to be the one stop center for telecommunication sites and bandwidth services in Malaysia. With a footprint of over 3,600 sites nationwide, edotco Malaysia product offerings include a complete range of site portfolios from Ground Based Towers, Rooftop Towers, In-Building Solutions (IBS), Cellular-On-Wheel (COW) and Custom Built sites.
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Digi provides mobile voice, internet, and digital services to 12.1 million customers in Malaysia. It is known as a game-changer for the Malaysian telecommunications industry with a solid history of product and service innovation. Over the years Digi has built a solid mobile internet business that enables true connectivity for all Malaysians, creates socio-economic development, helps businesses to grow through use of technology. Digi continues to inspire by giving customers’ access to fun and uplifting internet content, and empowering them to share what means most to them. Listed on Bursa Malaysia, it is part of global telecommunications provider Telenor Group and is a leader in driving progressive and responsible business practices. Digi was recognized as one of Forbes’ 100 World’s Most Innovative Companies in 2014.
For more information about Digi, visit www.digi.com.my