edotco and Huawei sign MoU; take world’s first multi-technology Small Cells

Celcom, Digi, U Mobile and Maxis onboard to boost coverage with this pioneering solution

Kuala Lumpur, 29 November 2018: edotco Malaysia and Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the implementation of Digital Mobile Network Solutions to deliver next generation telecommunication solutions to mobile network operators (MNOs). Under this collaboration, MNOs are set to benefit from a full spectrum of indoor and outdoor mobile network solutions. The two-year MoU leverages on both parties’ expertise to develop viable go-to-market strategies, commercial offerings, technical architecture as well as deployment plans.

The MoU was signed in the presence of Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission Chairman, Al-Ishsal Ishak and Chief Officer, Communications and Digital Ecosystem Sector, Dato’ Mohd Ali Hanafiah Mohd Yunus.

At the event, edotco Malaysia and Huawei announced that the world’s first multi-operator, multi-technology indoor solution developed by them, has been installed in Stesen Sentral Kuala Lumpur (KL Sentral) and went live with all four MNOs in Malaysia on board last month. Celcom, Digi, U Mobile and Maxis have fully integrated into this Small Cells solution that has been deployed and have begun providing enhanced coverage and connectivity for their users passing through KL Sentral.

edotco Group Chief Regional Officer, Wan Zainal Adileen remarked, “The successful transition from proof of concept at KL Sentral is testament to our commitment to delivering world-class infrastructure to improve connectivity. This pioneering project is not only directly responding to increasing data consumption needs, especially in a high traffic location like KL Sentral but more importantly, it is a significant step towards 5G readiness in Malaysia. Together with our technology enabler, Huawei, we share a mutual goal of contributing to achieving Malaysia’s digital goals.”

Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Chief Executive Officer, Baker Zhou commented, “Huawei is proud to play an important role in Malaysia’s digital transformation journey. Through open collaboration with ecosystem partners, we look forward to creating lasting value for our customers, working to empower people, enrich life, and inspire innovation. This partnership with edotco is yet another endeavor for us to build an ecosystem with strategic partners and innovate new solutions to strengthen the backbone of the telecommunications industry. The MoU leads the way to unveil many more world’s firsts which will ultimately benefit MNOs and end-users.”

Deployed in September, the in-building solution will enhance the mobile user experience of the thousands of commuters who pass through the concourse of KL Sentral daily. This landmark next generation telecommunications infrastructure is installed in two strategic locations at the ground floor of KL Sentral and have colocation capabilities for multiple MNOs.

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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).

edotco operates and manages a regional portfolio of over 28,000 towers across core markets of Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Pakistan with 17,000 towers directly operated by edotco and a further 11,000 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 was recently awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2018 Asia Pacific Telecoms Tower Company of the Year Award for its demonstrated exemplary business growth and performance in Southeast Asia.

About Huawei Technologies (Malaysia)

Huawei is a world-leading ICT (information and communications) infrastructure and smart device provider. Huawei is committed to bringing the digital world into everyone, every family, and every organization to build a smart world of everything. We provide customers with competitive, secure, reliable products, solutions, and services in the fields of communications networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services, open cooperation with ecosystem partners, and continuously create value for customers, unleash personal potential, enrich family life, and stimulate organization innovation. Huawei adheres to continuous innovation based on customer needs, increases investment in basic research, and promotes the progress of the world. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private enterprise owned by employees. Currently, Huawei has 180000 employees and operates in more than 170 countries and regions.

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