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edotco honors local firms at Myanmar’s first telecommunications infrastructure awards
Yangon, 29 May 2017

edotco, Asia’s first regional and integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company, has recognized local company excellence in providing rural and urban connectivity in Myanmar at the country’s inaugral communications infrastructure awards.

edotco Myanmar, part of Malaysia’s edotco Group, has been working closely with local partners and generating employment opportunities nationwide since 2015 following the acquisition of Myanmar Tower Company. It owns and operates more than 1,345 tower sites across the country.

This inaugural event gives recognition to many local companies who, in partnership with edotco, have driven growth and expanded the roles of local entrepreneurs and businesses.

Together with these partners, edotco has created a significant number of job opportunities across the country, both directly and indirectly. edotco’s initiatives and its focus on Operations Excellence has also helped to improve the performance efficiency of many of these companies and raise their capabilities and competencies as they strive to achieve the standards of global best practices.

The awards also recognize different fields of expertise and excellence in contributing to the ongoing efficient and reliable operations of telecommunications towers in the country.
The following companies have been recognized as outstanding performers in their respective segments.

Multi Power Engineering Co Ltd
Lineage Power Private Limited
Myanmar Pyi San Htar
Myit Chay Group Co Ltd
Multi Power Engineering Co Ltd
Sierra (Myanmar) Construction Company Limited

“Due to Myanmar’s diverse geography and weather, many of our partners have to work in challenging conditions – often in remote areas. We are pleased to recognize the hard work of Myanmar’s companies who have partnered with us on this journey to build the network of the future and enable full connectivity for all Myanmar’s citizens”, Mr Vijendran (Vijay) Watson, Country Managing Director of edotco Myanmar Limited, said.

The company announced the winners at a dinner on 26 May in the Myanmar city of Yangon.

About edotco

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).

edotco operates and manages a regional portfolio of over 25,000 towers across core markets of Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Cambodia and Sri Lanka with 17,100 towers directly operated by edotco and a further 8,100 towers managed through a range of services provided. edotco strives to deliver outstanding performance in telecommunications infrastructure services and solutions. Its state-of-the-art real time monitoring service, echo, has already seen improvements in field operations while maximizing operational efficiencies in terms of battery, energy and fuel consumption for telecommunications infrastructure.

edotco Group had successfully acquired a majority stake in Myanmar Tower Company (MTC) in December 2015 and thus entered Myanmar – the last greenfield telecommunications market and one of the fastest developing telecommunications infrastructure market in the region. MTC, now officially known as edotco Myanmar, owns and operates 1345 towers and is committed to enabling connectivity in the country; delivering reliable and superior network service to customers and end-users through the deployment and effective management of passive telecommunications infrastructure.

edotco 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.

For further information on edotco, kindly visit www.edotcogroup.com

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