edotco keeps Cambodia connected via telecommunications infrastructure

Chief Regional Officer – North ASEAN, Phillip Wong

An interview with edotco Chief Regional Officer – North ASEAN, Phillip Wong on the development of the telecommunications infrastructure in Cambodia, in conjunction with the 63rd Malaysia Day Special Edition.

How does edotco plan to improve connectivity in Cambodia?

We are investing in building telecom infrastructure to improve mobile broadband connectivity both in the capital and remote areas across the Kingdom.

Since the start of operations in 2012, edotco has been committed to enhancing network coverage through innovative approaches to bring seamless coverage to more people, while reducing costs and environmental impact while improving efficiency. These include ground based sites, rooftop sites, custom built sites, cellular-on-wheels (COW), in-building solutions (IBS) and modernized structures such as carbon fibre tower, street furniture (lamp pole), camouflage structures.

Our current focus is on serving our customers as best as we can and on gaining scale when the opportunity arises.

What are your business expansion plans and would these be tweaked to accommodate the negative impact of Covid-19?

We will accelerate our expansion plan to provide more jobs to people and our contractors. They are small and medium enterprises that suffer during this unprecedented time.

edotco kicked in our business continuity plans immediately to deal with the challenges from the Covid-19 pandemic, we are working closely with our clients to expand coverages, such as to Borey and community areas. We’ve just launched in-building coverage system at Furi Mall in Sihanoukville and TK Central in Phnom Penh.

As a leading telecom infrastructure service provider in the kingdom, what are some of the challenges that edotco has faced?

Telecom infrastructure construction is something that requires the input and approval of multiple stakeholders from both the public and private sectors.

One of the challenges is taking into account the many viewpoints we face – from landlords to regulatory officials. In recent years we have channelled efforts towards engaging with all parties in order to bring the ecosystem together towards achieving Cambodia’s digital ambitions. As an independent tower company, we are in the best position to facilitate a constructive dialogue between all parties towards a shared goal.

Deployment can also pose a challenge due to environmental conditions such as landmines in rural areas. This situation seems to be improving, though. With targeted clearance, incidents are becoming fewer and our work can be carried out more safely.

Maintaining tower hygiene can also prove challenging given the environmental conditions we face.

Ground rentals are a key component in the construction of a tower. It requires negotiations with landlords for favourable rental rates.

Is edotco providing telecom infrastructure services to all telecommunication business sectors?

As a leading independent telecom infrastructure service provider, we serve almost all major operators in Cambodia. The objective of edotco is to work with all operators to bring mobile broadband coverage to all people of Kingdom of Cambodia

edotco always seeks to contribute to building connectivity in the nation whilst conserving the environment. Sustainability is a core principle that guides our overall business operations. This commitment improves our competitiveness and at the same time ensures we create positive social impact in the markets we operate.

What does edotco require from the government to help ensure quality services?

Public-private partnerships are vital in developing telecommunications infrastructure and in achieving the government’s goal of a digital economy. It’s part of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) master plan.

Infrastructure is very important in enhancing connectivity in rural areas. To improve the infrastructure in remote areas, relevant ministries and local authorities can play a role in facilitating the process by coordinating amongst each other to support our work.

Government may also provide street access to enable edotco to build street furniture. It does not only blend in the surrounding environment but also improves connectivity.

What are edotco’s plans moving forward?

We will continue to bring seamless connectivity to the nation by building more telecommunications towers and introducing next generation technology to the country. The quality of our service is also as equally important as our tower count. We aim to provide world-class telecom infrastructure services and solutions that work in harmony with communities and the environment. In turn, we will help the Kingdom in terms of job creation, which is critical during this Covid19 time. Moving forward, our business plays a vital part in connecting the people of Cambodia from every corner of the country.

View source version:
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50758224/edotco-keeps-cambodia-connected-via-telecommunications-infrastructure/

For media enquiries, please contact:

Annushia Balavijendran
edotco Group Corporate Communications
Tel: +603 2268 6014
E-mail: annushia@edotcogroup.com

edotco keeps Cambodia connected via telecommunications infrastructure

Chief Regional Officer – North ASEAN, Phillip Wong

An interview with edotco Chief Regional Officer – North ASEAN, Phillip Wong on the development of the telecommunications infrastructure in Cambodia, in conjunction with the 63rd Malaysia Day Special Edition.

How does edotco plan to improve connectivity in Cambodia?

We are investing in building telecom infrastructure to improve mobile broadband connectivity both in the capital and remote areas across the Kingdom.

Since the start of operations in 2012, edotco has been committed to enhancing network coverage through innovative approaches to bring seamless coverage to more people, while reducing costs and environmental impact while improving efficiency. These include ground based sites, rooftop sites, custom built sites, cellular-on-wheels (COW), in-building solutions (IBS) and modernized structures such as carbon fibre tower, street furniture (lamp pole), camouflage structures.

Our current focus is on serving our customers as best as we can and on gaining scale when the opportunity arises.

What are your business expansion plans and would these be tweaked to accommodate the negative impact of Covid-19?

We will accelerate our expansion plan to provide more jobs to people and our contractors. They are small and medium enterprises that suffer during this unprecedented time.

edotco kicked in our business continuity plans immediately to deal with the challenges from the Covid-19 pandemic, we are working closely with our clients to expand coverages, such as to Borey and community areas. We’ve just launched in-building coverage system at Furi Mall in Sihanoukville and TK Central in Phnom Penh.

As a leading telecom infrastructure service provider in the kingdom, what are some of the challenges that edotco has faced?

Telecom infrastructure construction is something that requires the input and approval of multiple stakeholders from both the public and private sectors.

One of the challenges is taking into account the many viewpoints we face – from landlords to regulatory officials. In recent years we have channelled efforts towards engaging with all parties in order to bring the ecosystem together towards achieving Cambodia’s digital ambitions. As an independent tower company, we are in the best position to facilitate a constructive dialogue between all parties towards a shared goal.

Deployment can also pose a challenge due to environmental conditions such as landmines in rural areas. This situation seems to be improving, though. With targeted clearance, incidents are becoming fewer and our work can be carried out more safely.

Maintaining tower hygiene can also prove challenging given the environmental conditions we face.

Ground rentals are a key component in the construction of a tower. It requires negotiations with landlords for favourable rental rates.

Is edotco providing telecom infrastructure services to all telecommunication business sectors?

As a leading independent telecom infrastructure service provider, we serve almost all major operators in Cambodia. The objective of edotco is to work with all operators to bring mobile broadband coverage to all people of Kingdom of Cambodia

edotco always seeks to contribute to building connectivity in the nation whilst conserving the environment. Sustainability is a core principle that guides our overall business operations. This commitment improves our competitiveness and at the same time ensures we create positive social impact in the markets we operate.

What does edotco require from the government to help ensure quality services?

Public-private partnerships are vital in developing telecommunications infrastructure and in achieving the government’s goal of a digital economy. It’s part of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) master plan.

Infrastructure is very important in enhancing connectivity in rural areas. To improve the infrastructure in remote areas, relevant ministries and local authorities can play a role in facilitating the process by coordinating amongst each other to support our work.

Government may also provide street access to enable edotco to build street furniture. It does not only blend in the surrounding environment but also improves connectivity.

What are edotco’s plans moving forward?

We will continue to bring seamless connectivity to the nation by building more telecommunications towers and introducing next generation technology to the country. The quality of our service is also as equally important as our tower count. We aim to provide world-class telecom infrastructure services and solutions that work in harmony with communities and the environment. In turn, we will help the Kingdom in terms of job creation, which is critical during this Covid19 time. Moving forward, our business plays a vital part in connecting the people of Cambodia from every corner of the country.

View source version:
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50758224/edotco-keeps-cambodia-connected-via-telecommunications-infrastructure/

For media enquiries, please contact:

Annushia Balavijendran
edotco Group Corporate Communications
Tel: +603 2268 6014
E-mail: annushia@edotcogroup.com