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edotco Named ‘Southeast Asia Telecoms Tower Company of the Year’
Kuala Lumpur, 17 October 2016

edotco Group (“edotco”) has been conferred the “2016 Southeast Asia Telecoms Tower Company of the Year Award” by Frost & Sullivan in a ceremony held at the Conrad Centennial Hotel, Singapore last Thursday.

The award is part of the annual Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards ceremony that acknowledges companies that excel in their business segments as well as their efforts to develop the industry for the year 2015.

The contenders for the Southeast Asia Telecoms Tower Company of the Year Award were evaluated on a variety of actual market performance indicators which include revenue growth, market share and growth in market share, leadership in product innovation, breadth of products and solutions, major customer acquisitions, and business and market strategy, amongst other category-specific criteria. A team of 30 leading Frost & Sullivan analysts and consultants based in Asia-Pacific were involved in the short listing, evaluation and research process, applying the same thorough approach that has been the hallmark of Frost & Sullivan globally.

Frost & Sullivan’s Senior Vice President of Digital Transformation Asia Pacific, Andrew Milroy said, “The telecoms industry is undergoing unprecedented change. Edotco has been a leader and pioneer in the industry. The company has demonstrated market leadership and growth, as well as establishing wider geographic presence and deploying increasingly innovative products and services. Edotco has been outstanding in its contribution to the industry.”

2015 was an important year for edotco. During the year, edotco had successfully launched energy solutions and active operations and maintenance (O&M) services in Bangladesh, introduced its innovative mobility solution (also known as “BTS Hotel”) in Malaysia and improved service uptime to 99.89%. The company also successfully acquired a majority stake in the Myanmar Tower Company (MTC) and thus entered Myanmar – the last greenfield telecom market and one of the fastest developing telecom infrastructure markets in the region.

“We are honored to receive the Southeast Asia Telecoms Tower Company of the Year award from Frost & Sullivan. At edotco, we recognized the different telecommunication needs in each market and we develop innovative solutions with the entire eco-system in mind – Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), Governments, Regulators, end-users and communities,” said Suresh Sidhu, CEO of edotco Group.

Suresh added, “This award is a testament to edotco’s efforts to excel in our aspiration of enabling connectivity in the region, via innovative telecoms infrastructure solutions. We will continue to promote cost efficiency and provide competitive access for customers and communities in developing nations. This award is dedicated to the diligence of the team at edotco, as well as our investors and customers who believe in the value of our offerings.”

edotco is a regional, integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company with operations in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. edotco’s portfolio of services include tower leasing, co-locations, build-to-suit, energy, transmission and operations and maintenance (O&M).

About edotco

Established in 2012, edotco 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 that includes close to 17,000 towers across our core markets of Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Pakistan and Myanmar, edotco strives to deliver outstanding performance in telecommunications infrastructure services and solutions. edotco’s value-aded 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 telecoms infrastructure.

Through its operations in developing Asian economies, edotco has established a strong track record in nation building. edotco has progressively invested in industry best practices, providing a broad portfolio of infrastructure solutions and offering value-added services to enhance efficiencies and connectivity for communities. edotco is committed to conducting its business in a responsible and sustainable manner for the benefit of its customers, employees, communities and developing nations.

For more information on edotco, please visit www.edotcogroup.com

About Frost & Sullivan

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

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Najwa Rahmat
Group Communications – edotco
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Alice Chia
Corporate Communications – Asia Pacific
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Melissa Tan
Corporate Communications – Asia Pacific
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