edotco whitepaper highlights changing digital infrastructure requirements, recommends key approaches

  • Telecommunications infrastructures need to meet demands for 5G and broader connectivity as the industry transitions, especially in this new normal
  • Intensified infrastructure sharing will further support 4G and 5G technology
  • 5G rollout will increase sharing of active electronic network elements, requiring regulatory intervention
  • Spectrum management is the barometer of the industry, driving technology advancement over the next 5 to 10 years
  • There is heightened need for independent towercos and regulations on futureproofing of digital infrastructure to benefit society

Kuala Lumpur, 11 Jun 2021 – edotco Group today released a whitepaper highlighting the need for telecommunications infrastructure companies (towercos) to be nimble and well capitalised to facilitate national economic and social developments. The stakes for information and communications technology (ICT) deployment and usage have increased as commerce, work, and learning have become more reliant on them following the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The industry has evolved. Traditionally, towercos focused on coverage but have now taken on the crucial need to fulfil demand for additional capacity as well. National Digital Agendas call for robust 4G and 5G infrastructure networks with complex multi-radio access technology (RAT) and multi-spectrum architectures to accommodate full coverage and seamless connectivity. COVID-19 was a stress test to the nations’ digital infrastructure and operators had to modify their business plans to ensure data traffic was managed. This paper discusses how the telecommunications ecosystem must come together to ensure we are ready to handle these challenges” shared Mohd Adlan Mohd Tajudin, edotco Group Chief Executive Officer when discussing the white paper.

“It highlights how independent towercos are more critical than ever now as nations expand 4G coverage and deploy 5G services. Achieving cost optimisation for 5G through increased tenancy ratios from active infrastructure sharing is crucial and presents new opportunities for towercos. We discuss how active infrastructure sharing will grow in popularity with the rollout of 5G and how it can help expand coverage, reduce costs, avoid infrastructure duplication, and maximise existing network facilities”

“Other key areas discussed in the white paper include how spectrum management will also directly impact demand for towerco services, efficient fibre deployment by towercos as they have the capabilities to manage backhaul connectivity on behalf of operators and the need for forward looking regulatory licensing and frameworks to enable these changes within the telecommunications industry” he added

“We believe cooperation among all parties and with other utilities is key to ensuring we meet our nation’s digital aims. Malaysia has seen positive development on this front as communication services have just been classified as a public utility, alongside water and electricity. The onus to enable rapid 4G and 5G evolution is on towercos and we are ready to play an active role towards partnering the various parties, engaging policy makers and advocating for the right steps towards enabling the connectivity evolution” he summarized.

View the white paper here.

About edotco Group

Established in 2012, edotco Group is the first regional 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 Group operates and manages a regional portfolio of over 32,800 towers across core markets of Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Philippines and Laos with approximately 20,700 towers directly operated by edotco and a further 11,600 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 driven significant improvements in field operations while maximizing operational efficiencies in terms of battery, energy and fuel consumption for telecommunications infrastructure.

edotco Group has been awarded The Asia Pacific Telecom Tower Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan, 3rd time in a row, in 2020 for its demonstrated exemplary business growth and performance in Southeast Asia.

For media enquiries, please contact:

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

edotco whitepaper highlights changing digital infrastructure requirements, recommends key approaches

  • Telecommunications infrastructures need to meet demands for 5G and broader connectivity as the industry transitions, especially in this new normal
  • Intensified infrastructure sharing will further support 4G and 5G technology
  • 5G rollout will increase sharing of active electronic network elements, requiring regulatory intervention
  • Spectrum management is the barometer of the industry, driving technology advancement over the next 5 to 10 years
  • There is heightened need for independent towercos and regulations on futureproofing of digital infrastructure to benefit society

Kuala Lumpur, 11 Jun 2021 – edotco Group today released a whitepaper highlighting the need for telecommunications infrastructure companies (towercos) to be nimble and well capitalised to facilitate national economic and social developments. The stakes for information and communications technology (ICT) deployment and usage have increased as commerce, work, and learning have become more reliant on them following the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The industry has evolved. Traditionally, towercos focused on coverage but have now taken on the crucial need to fulfil demand for additional capacity as well. National Digital Agendas call for robust 4G and 5G infrastructure networks with complex multi-radio access technology (RAT) and multi-spectrum architectures to accommodate full coverage and seamless connectivity. COVID-19 was a stress test to the nations’ digital infrastructure and operators had to modify their business plans to ensure data traffic was managed. This paper discusses how the telecommunications ecosystem must come together to ensure we are ready to handle these challenges” shared Mohd Adlan Mohd Tajudin, edotco Group Chief Executive Officer when discussing the white paper.

“It highlights how independent towercos are more critical than ever now as nations expand 4G coverage and deploy 5G services. Achieving cost optimisation for 5G through increased tenancy ratios from active infrastructure sharing is crucial and presents new opportunities for towercos. We discuss how active infrastructure sharing will grow in popularity with the rollout of 5G and how it can help expand coverage, reduce costs, avoid infrastructure duplication, and maximise existing network facilities”

“Other key areas discussed in the white paper include how spectrum management will also directly impact demand for towerco services, efficient fibre deployment by towercos as they have the capabilities to manage backhaul connectivity on behalf of operators and the need for forward looking regulatory licensing and frameworks to enable these changes within the telecommunications industry” he added

“We believe cooperation among all parties and with other utilities is key to ensuring we meet our nation’s digital aims. Malaysia has seen positive development on this front as communication services have just been classified as a public utility, alongside water and electricity. The onus to enable rapid 4G and 5G evolution is on towercos and we are ready to play an active role towards partnering the various parties, engaging policy makers and advocating for the right steps towards enabling the connectivity evolution” he summarized.

View the white paper here.

About edotco Group

Established in 2012, edotco Group is the first regional 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 Group operates and manages a regional portfolio of over 32,800 towers across core markets of Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Philippines and Laos with approximately 20,700 towers directly operated by edotco and a further 11,600 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 driven significant improvements in field operations while maximizing operational efficiencies in terms of battery, energy and fuel consumption for telecommunications infrastructure.

edotco Group has been awarded The Asia Pacific Telecom Tower Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan, 3rd time in a row, in 2020 for its demonstrated exemplary business growth and performance in Southeast Asia.

For media enquiries, please contact:

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