edotco Pioneers the First Carbon Fibre Tower in Asia
Kuala Lumpur, 8 August 2016
edotco Group today announced the deployment of a carbon fibre structure, marking another milestone in the company’s pursuit of establishing innovative telecoms infrastructure in the region.
The ground-based carbon fibre tower installed in Taman Tasik Prima, Puchong is the first of such towers in Asia.
Carbon fibre structures harness the inherent properties of the material to offer unrivalled benefits:
- 70% less weight than conventional steel structures, reducing foundation requirements by half while providing high strength to weight ratio. A smaller footprint also requires less materials;
- high rigidity with tensile strength 10 times more than steel, allowing load bearing with the structure able to better withstand harsher forces of nature (especially wind conditions);
- reduced installation time; overall it is 40% – 50% faster to put a carbon fibre structure;
- high durability as it is highly corrosive resistant, contributing towards lower maintenance costs over the lifespan of the structure.
These features result in lower total cost of ownership (TCO); of 20%. As edotco gains more experience in the deployment of carbon fibre towers, customization requirements will lessen, bringing the company closer to its target of 40% in TCO reduction.
The aesthetically pleasing carbon fibre tower is also a green solution as it emits less carbon dioxide during its production process.
edotco Group CEO, Suresh Sidhu said, “edotco is always experimenting with materials and innovative solutions to address the challenges of the telecommunications infrastructure industry. Given its lightweight nature, carbon fibre is ideal for rooftop deployment where load is a concern. We are pioneering the use of carbon fibre structures to provide a solution that addresses requirements and concerns of the telecommunications eco-system from MNOs, governments, regulators, landlords, end-users and communities. This solution affirms our commitment to enable connectivity in our countries of operation by establishing high quality shareable telecommunications infrastructure for network operators.”
The next carbon fibre structure installed will be a rooftop structure in Bangladesh where it will provide a solution to building constraints. edotco is investing into high quality infrastructure and encouraging tower sharing where tenancy ratio has improved to 1.3 now.
edotco is the first regional tower services provider in Asia, with a portfolio of over 16,000 towers in Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Pakistan and Myanmar. It is constantly innovating to increase the efficiency of telecommunications infrastructure use and expand connectivity in the region.
About edotco group
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 over 16,000 towers across edotco’s 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-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 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.
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