edotco and SEDCO Communication Partner to Bridge Digital Divide in Sabah
Kuala Lumpur, 7 December 2016
edotco Malaysia Sdn Bhd (edotco) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SEDCO Communication (S.Comm) to collaborate on High Speed Mobility Solution for Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
The signing with one of the leading fibre optic network providers in the state marks the first collaborative effort for the deployment of such solution in East Malaysia, following the successful roll-out of the solution for Cyberjaya in May this year.
High Speed Mobility Solution integrates the benefits of fibre, common antenna and towers, in line with edotco’s aspiration to establish high quality shared telecoms infrastructure nationwide.
For the deployment in Sabah, the initial phase will begin in early 2017 and 16 sites have been identified for potential installation. At least 20 more sites are planned for Phase 2 when the network is expanded to cover wider Kota Kinabalu. Once ready, the infrastructure will be able to power up not only high speed connectivity and 4G LTE but also other future high speed mobile network technologies.
edotco Malaysia Chief Country Officer, Wan Zainal Adileen Wan Puteh said, “edotco recognises the different telecommunication needs in each market and we develop innovative solutions to address them. This partnership with S.Comm emphasises our commitment to enable the same level of connectivity in Sabah as in other states of West Malaysia, affirming our aspiration of establishing innovative telecommunications infrastructure for the region.” Wan Zainal is the newly appointed Chief Country Officer (CCO) of edotco Malaysia since November, with a focus on growing the business via operational efficiency and improving customer experience.
S.Comm Chief Executive Officer, Jasmi Thien, said, “This partnership with edotco supports S.Comm’s mission to provide advanced yet affordable telecommunication infrastructure to mobile operators, internet providers, corporate and government customers as well as other telecommunication licenses in Sabah. The High Speed Mobility Solution will enable us to facilitate last mile creation and sustainability to help spur other industries and people reachability in Sabah. This is also in line with the aspiration of the accessible-anytime, anywhere-Government of the state.”
The implementation of the High Speed Mobility Solution is expected to put Sabah at the forefront of broadband deployment and help the state achieve its vision of bridging the digital divide as well as facilitate and foster the creation of an information rich and knowledgeable society.
Established in 2012, edotco Group is the first regional and integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company in Asia, providing end-to-end solutions in the tower services sector from tower leasing, co-locations, build-to-suit, energy, transmission and operations and maintenance (O&M).
With a regional portfolio of over 17,000 towers owned and operated across core markets of Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Pakistan, edotco strives to deliver outstanding performance in telecommunications infrastructure services and solutions. edotco also provides a range of managed services to over 6,000 towers. edotco’s value-added services are supported by state-of-the-art real time monitoring service, echo, which has improved field operations while maximizing operational efficiencies in terms of battery, energy and fuel consumption for telecommunications infrastructure.
edotco Malaysia was established in 2013 with the objective to provide telecoms infrastructure services to customers, and in the Group’s bid to be the one stop center for telecoms sites and bandwidth services in Malaysia. With a footprint of over 3,700 towers owned and operated, edotco Malaysia is well positioned with expertise to contribute towards carving the path to establish efficient and high quality telecoms infrastructure in the country.
edotco Group was recently awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2016 Southeast Asia Telecoms Tower Company of the Year Award for its demonstrated exemplary business growth and performance in Southeast Asia.