Our people are critical to us in achieving our goals. We prepare them for the future by developing the right skills and talent to ensure they deliver the right experience to our customers.

edotco's unique position in the industry enable us to offer exceptional opportunities to exceptional individuals. Our culture is based on integrity, accountability and hard work; whether you are working in the field or in the office, every day is different bringing its own interesting challenges.

Established in 2003, edotco Group is the leading independent telecoms infrastructure services company providing end-to-end solutions in the tower services sector including co-locations, built-to-suit, energy, transmission and operations and maintenance (O&M).

With a regional portfolio of over 13,000 towers across our home markets of Malaysia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Cambodia; and 12,000 km of fiber in Pakistan, edotco strives to deliver outstanding performance in telecoms infrastructure services and solutions. As we move into a connected future, it is our aim to seize the opportunities that enables us to grow and meet the increasing demands of our community. At edotco, we shape the future by enabling connectivity to make a positive impact on the community we live in and lift the limits for a more connected tomorrow.

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Towering New Heights

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Towering New Heights

Thivanka Rangala, Chief Financial Officer of edotco Group talks to Bernama News Channel in a live interview on ‘Towering New Heights’. Thivanka talks about the evolution of the telecommunications industry, edotco’s role in facilitating the changes and how the company is addressing the various challenges and gaps within the industry.

Why Hiring To Meet Your Diversity Quota Isn’t Enough

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Why Hiring To Meet Your Diversity Quota Isn’t Enough

by Suresh Sidhu, CEO of edotco Group

Our globalised economy is gradually changing the workforce composition of companies from a truly homogenous organisation into a more multicultural, multi-environmental and multi-practice one.

The ubiquity of the internet and technological advancements, have made it easier for organisations to grow at a radical pace. When people are able to connect beyond borders, businesses are able to expand their footprint more rapidly across various markets beyond their home ground.

Having this presence in multiple geographic markets makes it necessary for companies to start tapping into a workforce that is not only homegrown, but that also comprises of a mix of local and international talent. Companies must recognise diversity as a source of competitive advantage as it serves as a business imperative for each organisation to stay ahead.

Recognising Your Competitive Advantage

In their 2018 report, Delivering Through Diversity, McKinsey revealed that companies with the most culturally diverse management and directors are more likely to experience higher profits against its peers by 33% and 43% respectively.

A diverse talent pool allows organisations to benefit from a breadth of unique exposures, experiences, beliefs, values and perspectives that are brought in by employees from varied backgrounds and cultures.

The key is for organisations to harness these differences to their advantage, creating a melting pot of new ideas and innovation that is able to meet evolving demands of the marketplace and enable them to remain relevant.

How can organisations build solid foundations in this area? They can do so by creating a workplace environment that is inclusive and which empowers everyone to thrive.

This cannot be achieved by sheer luck or coincidence, nor does the responsibility rely solely on the shoulders of Human Resources (HR) professionals.

It requires the participation of employees across all levels. Business leaders and front line managers have to drive this agenda and set the right tone for an effective environment of openness.

Beyond The Numbers

While companies may be inclined to favour diversity quotas as a course-correct measure for the lack of representation in their workforce, merely treating this as an end goal is counterproductive.

For example, if a company sets a 30% diversity quota for talents from a minority group or background, there is a possibility that the company will stop hiring once it reaches this goal, and lose out on other candidates who may be a great fit for the company. It may also results in employees viewing it as a tokenistic policy rather than an overall empowerment agenda that applies to everybody.

Instead, any organisation that aims to reinforce their commitment to workforce diversity should employ a more sustainable approach and delve beyond the numbers by creating an environment which encourages and attracts talent from all backgrounds and disciplines.

The ultimate goal should focus on cultivating a workplace that allows employees to thrive and grow while being comfortable in their own skin, and that promotes a non-discriminatory culture ensuring fair treatment for all employees.

Managing Diversity

Managing diversity can be complex, and just amending policies alone may risk having a segment of employees who feel that they do not fit within a certain mould.

Instead, organisations should begin to create a workplace environment which focuses on creating awareness and acceptance of the different personalities and groups that shape their organisation.

In doing so, often the best way to gain acceptance from employees is by having the management live out a commitment to diversity through role modelling the right behaviour. Beyond a written commitment to diversity, actively shaping experiences for employees to be able to ‘see and feel’ the management’s commitment has proven to carry more weight.

Companies need to go beyond celebrate diversity beyond age, gender, and ethnic backgrounds by ensuring that its various departments and teams are made of a good mix of people from different geographical locations and skill levels.

This encourages employees to understand and embrace different cultures and backgrounds. It also encourages open-mindedness as the employees are given the opportunity to work through their differences and leverage on each other’s unique values in achieving a common goal.

Mobility transfer experiences, where employees are given the opportunity to experience similar roles in another country have also proven effective in terms of shaping positive behaviour towards diversity in the workplace.

In Summary

Every business should aspire to create an environment that encourages and accepts diverse input without judgement. Rather than focus on individual personalities and characteristics, decision making and performance appraisals must focus on facts and actual achievements. As such, a person’s performance is judged on the basis of empirical evidence and not on affinity or familiarity.

While the management can mandate that a certain type of candidate is interviewed for roles, it’s always better to inculcate a practice where CVs are sought from candidates who display suitable skills regardless of personality traits, age, gender or background.

Ultimately, diversity and inclusion are not just another few items to check off the HR To-Do list. It is an ongoing process that organisations need to work towards every day.

While the World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is celebrated each year, let this be a reminder for all organisations to shift their mindset and continue the endeavour until these causes are ingrained in the very culture and DNA of every business.

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Annushia Balajivendran
edotco Group Corporate Commmunications
Tel: +603 22686014
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edotco to transform mobile experience for Sunway Digital Wave with next generation telecommunication infrastructure solutions

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edotco to transform mobile experience for Sunway Digital Wave with next generation telecommunication infrastructure solutions

 

Petaling Jaya, 29 June 2018: edotco Malaysia Sdn Bhd, today, entered into a seven-year mobile infrastructure collaboration with Sunway Digital Wave Sdn Bhd. A business unit of Sunway Technology Group, Sunway Digital Wave manages various telecommunication and information technology requirements for the Sunway Group.

edotco Malaysia will design, build and manage the telecommunications infrastructure for Sunway Digital Wave. The mobile telecommunication infrastructure will then be deployed in Sunway Group’s integrated townships nationwide, including Sunway Group’s commercial buildings, medical centers, universities and shopping malls.

The commercial developments of Sunway Geo, Sunway Pyramid, Sunway Putra and Sunway Velocity will be the first few sites to be fitted with the updated solutions. Other Sunway developments and townships will see similar installations in phases across seven years.

Among the innovative technologies that will be deployed are a network of antennas for in-building solutions (IBS), small cells, and multi-tenant BTS (Base Transceiver Stations) Hotels which will enable mobile operators to rapidly increase their capacity. The telecommunications infrastructure will have camouflage elements that will help it integrate seamlessly into its surroundings. Coverage will be improved as more devices can connect to the network at greater data speeds.

edotco Group Chief Regional Officer, Wan Zainal Adileen said, “This collaboration with Sunway is particularly exciting as it marks another milestone for edotco in innovating the telecommunications industry with smart solutions. Both companies have a shared vision of advancing connectivity in this age of digitalization and understand the importance of adopting next generation technologies. Sunway Digital Wave will be leading the way in in-building telecommunication best practices and edotco is honored to partner them. I am confident this will be a fruitful relationship that will ultimately benefit the end users as well as serve as a benchmark for other players in the property industry.”

Sunway Digital Wave’s Chief Executive Officer, Anandan Balakrishnan remarked, “Mobile infrastructure readiness is crucial to ensuring that the various Sunway business units remain connected. Digital connectivity is crucial in this era, and end-to-end capabilities are key to enabling Sunway’s diversified business units provide next generation solutions. edotco has regional expertise, and we look towards a collaboration that will benefit and facilitate advancements for our customers.

At the end-date in 2025, both parties have an option for renewal for a further 7-year period until 2032.

 

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 27,000 towers across core markets of Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Pakistan with 16,391 towers directly operated by edotco and a further 10,821 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 2017 Asia Pacific Telecoms Tower Company of the Year Award for its demonstrated exemplary business growth and performance in Southeast Asia.

For more information, visit www.edotcogroup.com

 

About Sunway Digital Wave

Sunway Digital Wave is a leading ICT networking and telecommunication solution provider in Malaysia. Sunway Digital Wave recognize and understand the increasing importance of digital connectivity in this new era. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnership, we have established end-to-end capabilities and strengths in our networks and telecommunication solution to enable the delivery host of next generation services including video, voice, high speed broadband, internet leased-lines and other innovative services.

Sunway Digital Wave service offerings span the entire lifecycle include Consulting, Planning, Design, Deployment, Maintaining, Management and Assessment for ICT networking and telecommunication requirements.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Raja Shahdeeza Raja Mahmudin
Corporate Affairs, edotco Malaysia
Tel: +603 22621388
Email: shahdeeza@edotcogroup.com

Darren Chong
Jireh Consult
Tel: +603 77108122
Email: dchong@jirehconsult.com

edotco lights up five villages with 283 solar-powered Tuki lamps

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edotco lights up five villages with 283 solar-powered Tuki lamps

 

Phnom Penh, 23 June 2018: edotco (Cambodia) Co., Ltd. (“edotco Cambodia”) reinforced their commitment to sustainability and community development by donating another 150 sets of solar-powered Tuki lamps to three more villages (Monosok, Veal Krasang, & Chomkar Morn) in Takaen Commune, Chhouk District, Kampot Province.

Through the ‘Solar-power Tuki lamps to communities’ project, edotco hopes to be able to lighten the burden faced by members of the community while encouraging sustainable practices. This is the third donation by the company, the first two were conducted in April and May this year, where 133 sets of solar-powered Tuki lamps were donated to two villages (Chey Ta Svay, Prey Peay), two health centers (Takaen Health center and Trapian Pleang Health center), and community security centres of five villages located in Takaen Commune, Chhouk District, Kampot Province.

Phillip Wong, Chief Regional Officer of edotco Cambodia shared that the objective of the project is to be able to serve the rural communities’ needs and provide real impact on their daily lives while championing the company’s sustainability efforts at the same time.

“At edotco we are committed to being a socially responsible business through pushing for sustainability while developing the communities in which we are present. As we grow our business, we are mindful that the communities grow with us too. These environmentally friendly lamps will light up these households throughout the day during both dry and wet seasons, significantly improving the quality of life for these families. They are also a lot safer and they remove the risks that come with using kerosene lamps. This initiative is also part of our effort to support the government’s policy to provide energy and electricity for all citizens. Part of our social responsibility commitment includes partnering for nation building efforts, and we hope to be able to provide more solar-powered energy to respond to the country’s needs” he said.

Aside from the 283 sets of solar-powered Tuki lamps that were donated, edotco and business partners also donated 60 bicycles and 160 sets of daily essentials which included toiletries, medicines, Kroma, and stationary to students and villagers.

 

About edotco Cambodia

edotco (Cambodia) Co., Ltd., was launched as an independent business in 2013 and is part of the Malaysia-based Axiata Group, one of Asia’s leading telecommunications groups, with Mobile Telephone, Network infrastructure and Digital Internet companies, serving approximately 290 million subscribers in 10 countries across the region. edotco Cambodia is constantly expanding its operations, currently owning and operating more than 2,000 telecom towers throughout Cambodia.

For media enquiries, please contact:

edotco (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.
Building #1B, St.598, S/K.Toul Sangke,
Khan Russey Keo, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Tel: +855 10 209 999

Karen Marquez
Havas Champagne
Tel: +855 23 212 079
Email: karen.marquez@champagne-communications.com

edotco Cambodia is exclusive In-Building Solution provider for ‘The Bridge’

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edotco Cambodia is exclusive In-Building Solution provider for ‘The Bridge’

Advanced solutions to provide seamless connectivity in nation’s tallest residential complex

Phnom Penh, 28 May 2018: edotco (Cambodia) Co., Ltd. (“edotco Cambodia”) have been appointed by Pixled Media International (Cambodia) Co., Ltd. (“PixLed”) as the exclusive In-Building Solution (IBS) provider for The Bridge. Over a period of three months, edotco Cambodia designed, supplied and deployed the IBS aimed at providing improved network coverage in the building. The Bridge is currently the tallest high-rise apartment complex in the country.

Through its advanced solutions, edotco Cambodia have deployed a network of antennas to improve and extend wireless coverage within the building, enabling mobile operators to provide fast, stable and reliable 2G, 3G, 4G and 4.5G services in the building.

Phillip Wong, Chief Regional Officer, Growth Markets, edotco Group said: “Cambodia is a market with enormous growth potential. We continuously look for ways to enhance network coverage through innovative approaches and provide special structures that suit specific connectivity needs. This move signals a breakthrough for the local IBS market here and we are thrilled to embark on our first IBS project in Cambodia. We already have operators who are keen to utilize the solution and expect services to be available from June.”

“edotco Cambodia is the third country to deploy IBS among the countries in which edotco Group has a presence. We are following Malaysia and Myanmar, and believe our innovative IBS solutions are able to meet increased coverage and capacity demands” he added.

Strategically located in a prime city area, The Bridge is a new project that is a stone’s throw from the Tonle Sap, Mekong and Bassac rivers. Covering over 40-storeys, the IBS installation is designed to provide an enhanced customer experience for mobile users within The Bridge.

Since the start of its operations in May 2012, edotco Cambodia has been providing communications infrastructure services in the country. Some of its offerings include Ground Based Sites, Rooftop Sites, Custom Built Sites and Cellular-on-Wheels (COW).

 

About edotco Cambodia

edotco (Cambodia) Co., Ltd., was launched as an independent business in 2013 and is part of the Malaysia-based Axiata Group, one of Asia’s leading telecommunications groups, with Mobile Telephone, Network infrastructure and Digital Internet companies, serving approximately 290 million subscribers in 10 countries across the region. edotco Cambodia is constantly expanding its operations, currently owning and operating more than 2,200 telecom towers throughout Cambodia.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Huot Chanmony
edotco (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.
Building #1B, St.598, S/K.Toul Sangke,
Khan Russey Keo, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Tel: +855 10 208 843
Email: chanmony@edotcogroup.com

edotco signs landmark deal with Ooredoo Myanmar Limited, expands business model to provide energy services.

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edotco signs landmark deal with Ooredoo Myanmar Limited, expands business model to provide energy services.

Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, 24th May 2018: edotco Myanmar (edotco MM), an integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company in Myanmar today signed with Ooredoo Myanmar Limited (OML), a telecommunications service provider to take over energy assets and management on 1,250 telecommunications tower sites across the country. This milestone agreement marks a significant step for edotco in Myanmar, where it will now be able to provide and manage energy for all tenants on these sites. The consolidation of systems is set to not only enhance operations but also create energy and environmental efficiencies.

“This is a significant shift in business model for edotco in Myanmar as we move from providing tower services to tower plus power services. By operating and maintaining the overall power management systems, we will be able to optimise energy systems and energy pass through management at the sites. Apart from that, edotco will provide remote monitoring which will boost operational efficiency by allowing us to address energy management issues as and when they occur, helping to reduce network downtime” said Vijendran Watson, Country Managing Director for edotco Myanmar.

In addition to increasing operational and energy efficiencies, through sharing energy systems with all tenants edotco will simultaneously improve community relations by reducing noise and environmental pollution caused by multiple operators owning individual diesel generators on sites.

“We benefit from energy efficiencies, lower downtime and improved experience at both an operational and environmental level through improved overall performance of the power systems at the sites. This partnership with edotco allows us to focus on meeting our operational and customer’s needs with confidence that edotco will be efficiently managing all our energy needs on these sites” said Vikram Sinha, Chief Executive Officer, OML.

“Across the countries in which we have a presence, our efforts go beyond the provisioning and maintenance of telecommunication infrastructures. We see an opportunity to increase efficiency through our solutions that place a strong emphasis on energy management, which is a crucial requirement by network operators today. As a socially responsible business, we are committed to championing solutions that reduce the impact on the environment and communities surrounding our towers” said Suresh Sidhu, Chief Executive Officer, edotco Group.

edotco MM, part of Malaysia’s edotco Group, has been working closely with local partners to advance the telecommunication industry since 2015, following the acquisition of Myanmar Tower Company. Today, edotco owns and operates more than 1,500 tower sites across the country with OML as their anchor tenant.

 

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 27,000 towers across core markets of Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Pakistan with 16,391 towers directly operated by edotco and a further 10,821 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 2017 Asia Pacific Telecoms Tower Company of the Year Award for its demonstrated exemplary business growth and performance in Southeast Asia.

 

About Ooredoo Myanmar

Ooredoo, the mobile telecom operator bringing crystal clear voice calls and fast internet to Myanmar, announced the availability of its life-enriching services in August 2014. In June 2013 Ooredoo was awarded a licence to operate in Myanmar. The past twelve months have been spent laying the foundations for Ooredoo to become an integral part of the nation’s daily life. Ooredoo Myanmar offers a wide range of life-enriching, exciting and customer-friendly mobile communication services through its next generation network. These services provide a platform for human growth and empowerment and are designed to help people achieve their full potential and businesses run more efficiently.

Instagram: @ooredoomyanmar
Facebook: www.facebook.com/OoredooMyanmar
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/ooredoomyanmar

 

For media enquiries, please contact:

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

Ooredoo Communication Team
Tel: +959973333322
Email: mhan1@ooredoo.com.mm

edotco partners Getco to strengthen Bangladesh presence

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edotco partners Getco to strengthen Bangladesh presence

Kuala Lumpur, Tuesday, 15th May 2018: edotco Bangladesh (“edotco BD”), an integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company in Bangladesh has welcomed Getco, a prominent Bangladesh-based conglomerate as a 30% shareholder and strategic partner to further enhance its efforts towards the development of telecommunications infrastructure in the country.

Through its subsidiary Greencon Tower Company Limited, Getco will partner with edotco to provide next-generation infrastructure to meet the country’s growing connectivity needs, which also includes applying for the recently announced tower sharing license.

“With its strong nationwide focus on digital services and increased industry investment for 4G and beyond, Bangladesh is well positioned to thrive. Our partnership with Getco is fundamental to enabling transformation within the telecommunication sector. Tower companies are the backbone of telecommunications development as we ensure the right infrastructure is in place. As the country gears towards its ‘Digital Bangladesh 2021’ vision that aims to unlock digital transformation for millions of citizens, we hope to fuel these efforts by introducing pioneering solutions to accelerate connectivity and infrastructure innovation” said Suresh Sidhu, Chief Executive Officer of edotco.

edotco BD currently owns and operates over 9,000 telecom towers throughout the country and over 27,000 towers across the six countries in which they have a presence. The company has been deepening its commitment over the past five years by ensuring the right sharable infrastructure is constructed and managed to enable seamless connectivity. edotco’s growing partnerships with local corporations is also a testament of its commitment to drive innovation in the countries where they have operations.

“edotco’s extensive regional experience in infrastructure deployment and management will definitely accelerate our journey towards a connected nation by 2021. We are confident that our collaborative efforts with edotco will result in millions of citizens being able to reap the benefits of connectivity” said KM Khaled, Group Chairman, Getco Group.

“Bangladesh has always been a key growth market for us. We deployed our bamboo tower here in Bangladesh, not only a first for us but also the first of its kind in the region. Developed in partnership with the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), we researched the use of sustainable resources as an alternative material for constructing towers to lessen the impact on the environment. Bangladesh was also the first country we executed our Tower To Community project, where the excess electricity generated from our towers is channelled to powering up the communities surrounding them. To date, we have powered up approximately 300 households and twelve schools. At the core of our business is our commitment to sustainability and nation building” added Suresh Sidhu.

Incepted in 1972, the Getco Group is a consortium that provides sales, after market support and consulting services to government, semi government and private organizations. They are successful in multiple industries including oil & gas, infrastructure, telecommunications, power, railways and defense.

 

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 27,000 towers across core markets of Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Pakistan with 16,391 towers directly operated by edotco and a further 10,821 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 2017 Asia Pacific Telecoms Tower Company of the Year Award for its demonstrated exemplary business growth and performance in Southeast Asia.

 

Celcom and edotco Create An Industry Champion For Network Service Excellence

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Celcom and edotco Create An Industry Champion For Network Service Excellence

KUALA LUMPUR, 20 APRIL 2018: Celcom Axiata Berhad and edotco Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. today launched On Site Services Sdn. Bhd., a new organisation focused on achieving operational and maintenance service delivery excellence. In a first for the industry, employees of On Site Services will also co-own up to 30 percent and be pioneer stakeholders of the company.

On Site Services will be the largest independent First Line Maintenance (FLM) entity in the country with a group of experts with over 25 years of experience in field and operations, and will be managing over 10,000 network sites throughout Malaysia. Up to 400 Celcom FLM Division employees specialising in Corrective and Preventive Maintenance (for both active and passive elements) as well as Support Activities will form On Site Services.

As an independent entity, On Site Services will also be able to support multiple Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) providing specialised operational and maintenance delivery services at a competitive cost. The company’s immediate priority will be to develop a highly skilled and adept workforce that will be able to provide corrective and preventive maintenance services with an enhanced focus on operational excellence, time efficiency and service delivery.

With On Site’s ability to provide services to all MNOs in the country coupled with its capacity for nationwide reach, the company has huge potential for commercial growth and regional expansion, which is also expected to be accelerated through opportunities to provide services to the Axiata Group’s footprint of MNOs and tower operations in 10 countries within ASEAN and South-East Asia. On Site’s portfolio of services will expand to include engineering and other forms of support by 2020 and target to provide similar services to MNOs in other parts of the region by 2023.

Michael Kuehner, Chief Executive Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad said Celcom welcomes this initiative and will fully support On Site Services to further elevate local talent into championing the industry.

“Celcom’s group of FLM experts will be the pioneers of On Site Services, progressing towards paving the network industry’s roadmap to achieve excellence and greater heights for operations and maintenance services,” he said.

Suresh Sidhu, Chief Executive Officer of edotco Group Sdn. Bhd. said “The employees of On Site Services have a unique opportunity to create an industry champion. They will have the opportunity to take ownership of their futures while ensuring the provision of seamless network quality to Malaysians. As a socially responsible company, edotco is proud to be part of an initiative that is in line with the government’s national agenda to create entrepreneurial and spur the creation of a highly skilled local talent pools. With the backing of two industry leaders, On Site is well poised to meet its aim of becoming industry champions.”

About Celcom Axiata Berhad

Celcom is Malaysia’s leading data network provider, with 9.5 million customers. Established in 1988, it boasts the widest national 2G, 3G and 4G LTE networks, covering over 98% of the population. Currently the largest mobile broadband and corporate services provider, Celcom is now moving towards integrated multi-access and multimedia services, in line with evolving technologies and consumer behaviour in Malaysia. A culture that places the customer FIRST™ is reflected in our award-winning customer service, products, and other corporate accolades at a regional level. Celcom is part of the Axiata Group of Companies, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, with close to 300 million customers across 10 Asian markets. For more information on Celcom, log on to http://www.celcom.com.my

About On Site Services Sdn. Bhd.

The establishment of On Site Services Sdn. Bhd. (a Celcom Axiata subsidiary) is a result of the carve-out of its First Line Maintenance division. The transition is expected to be completed by end of 3rd Quarter 2018.  On Site Services Sdn. Bhd. will have its own organisation structure and management team; with a business model focusing on improvements to achieve operational excellence.

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 27,000 towers across core markets of Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Pakistan with 16,500 towers directly operated by edotco and a further 10,500 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 2017 Asia Pacific Telecoms Tower Company of the Year Award for its demonstrated exemplary business growth and performance in Southeast Asia.

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

Media Release Issued by Corporate Communications Department of Celcom Axiata Berhad.

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Rohizan Ismail
Tel: +6013 3449690

Benedict Ng
Tel: +6019 2202521
Email: benedict.ng@celcom.com.my

edotco Unveils ‘Smart Lamp Pole’ Initiative

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edotco Unveils ‘Smart Lamp Pole’ Initiative

Project to contribute to bolstering Sri Lanka’s telecom and energy sectors

Colombo, Wednesday, 20th December 2017: edotco Group Sdn Bhd (“edotco”), a global leader in integrated telecommunications infrastructure services, recently reinforced its commitment to Sri Lanka in the presence of Yang Berbahagia Datuk Isham Ishak Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia and Mr. Wasantha Deshapriya, Secretary of the Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure of Sri Lanka at a ceremony to inaugurate the first Smart Lamp Pole solution on Marine Drive.

With the erection of these Smart Lamp Poles, the project will see the first set of energy efficient telecom solutions being set up along Marine Drive. Unlike traditional infrastructure, edotco’s Smart City solutions introduces the latest technological evolutions that serve multiple purposes. Understanding the importance of aesthetics in urban development, our innovative solutions are sleek, camouflaged, green and blend well with town-planning for modern metropolis cities. The smart urban connectivity systems have also integrated advertising space, environmental information sources, smart street lighting, smart parking and even flood monitoring systems.

Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Suresh Sidhu, CEO of edotco Group said: “The ‘Smart Lamp Pole’ is an energy efficient telecoms infrastructure solution which will benefit cities and communities around the country. As a company with regional experience in infrastructure deployment and management, and a member of the local business community, we believe it’s our responsibility to contribute our resources and expertise to add value to the country.”

edotco’s solutions enable telecommunications providers to meet their growing infrastructure requirements more efficiently and effectively, allowing them to focus on their own customer demands. Additional services offered by edotco include efficient energy management including green energy solutions and fibre cable installation to provide mobile network operators with higher bandwidth.

 

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 27,000 towers across core markets of Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Pakistan with 16,391 towers directly operated by edotco and a further 10,821 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 2017 Asia Pacific Telecoms Tower Company of the Year Award for its demonstrated exemplary business growth and performance in Southeast Asia.

 

edotco lights up Myanmar’s tallest ‘Christmas Tree’

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edotco lights up Myanmar’s tallest ‘Christmas Tree’.

Yangon, 7th December 2017: edotco Myanmar Limited (“edotco Myanmar”) will switch on the Christmas lights on a very special ‘Tree’ in Pun Hlaing Estate on Saturday 9th December. Standing at 30 meters high, this specially constructed camouflage telecom tower ‘tree’ by edotco is undoubtedly Myanmar’s tallest ‘Christmas Tree’. The telecom tower has been seasonally decorated with LED lights and will stand as a festive beacon while the tower company hands out presents to children living in the nearby village.

edotco is the first telecom tower company in the country to install innovative towers that blend with the environment. The camouflage telecom tower “tree”, erected earlier this year is built within Pun Hlaing’s residential complex and is a 30m Monopole Tree Tower (Slipped Type) made up of hot dipped mild steel, coated with fiber glass and painted brown for the main tower body to resemble a tree bark. Artificial branches were added to it to mimic the natural look of a real pine tree and to match the existing aesthetics of the nearby Golf Estate. The tower covers a 20-kilometer radius which includes all residences inside the estate and the surrounding Nyaung Village in the township of Hlangtharyar.

Vijendran (Vijay) Watson, Country Managing Director of edotco Myanmar, said: “edotco is pleased to showcase our camouflage solutions that can be used in a range of environmental settings. Towers need not be viewed as ugly man-made objects and can be adapted to look inconspicuous while providing necessary coverage. Aside from this ‘Christmas tree’ tower we are also designing another tower in Star City to look like a chimney, this allows us to have some fun with our towers while sharing the Christmas spirit at the same time.”

edotco is constantly experimenting with materials and offering innovative solutions to address the challenges of the telecom infrastructure industry. The company also pioneered the use of Asia’s first ground-based carbon fiber tower in Malaysia and recently introduced the use of bamboo as a renewable resource for a tower on a rooftop in Dhaka.

 

About edotco

Established in 2012, edotco Group 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 26,000 towers across core markets of Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Cambodia and   Sri Lanka with 18,461 towers directly operated by edotco and a further 8,100 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 had successfully acquired a majority stake in Myanmar Tower Company (MTC) in December 2015 and thus entered Myanmar – the last greenfield telecommunications market and one of the fastest developing telecommunications infrastructure market in the region. MTC, now officially known as edotco Myanmar, owns and operates 1,345 towers and is committed to enabling connectivity in the country; delivering reliable and superior network service to customers and end-users through the deployment and effective management of passive telecommunications infrastructure.

edotco was awarded the   Frost & Sullivan   2017 Asia Pacific Telecoms Tower Company of the Year Award for its demonstrated exemplary business growth and performance in Southeast Asia.

For further information on edotco, kindly visit: www.edotcogroup.com

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Annushia Balavijendran
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