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Eyeing nationwide high quality mobile infrastructure, edotco starts in Cyberjaya

AvantiKumar | May 17, 2016
editco's CEO Suresh Sidhu launches high speed mobile in Cyberjaya, Malaysia.

Suresh Sidhu, CEO, edotco Group 

Photo- Suresh Sidhu, CEO, edotco


With a vision of building a nationwide high quality, high speed mobile infrastructure, telecommunications infrastructure solutions company edotco Malaysia (edotco) has made a start with a launch of its mobility solution in Cyberjaya.

During the launch, edotco chief executive officer Suresh Sidhu said that the 'High Speed Mobility Solution' for Cyberjaya was in line with the company's effort to establish high quality shared telecoms infrastructure nationwide.

"At edotco, we recognised the different telecommunication needs in each market and we develop innovative solutions to address them," said Sidhu. "Our solutions have the entire eco-system in mind MNOs, Governments, regulators, end-users and communities."

He said the solution integrated the benefits of fibre, common antenna and towers, which offer substantial benefits to network operators, such as:
- Faster deployment of a Plug & Play model - saving on bandwidth lease as operators are not required to invest on microwave equipment for back haul;
- Common radio frequency (RF) antenna sharing;
- Aesthetic design to harmonise with the skyline;
- Enhanced network coverage and capacity within the vicinity;
- Cost-effective with up to 35 percent savings compared to traditional sites deployment.

"This partnership with Setia Haruman affirms our commitment to enable connectivity in the country, where in this case we establish high quality shared telecoms infrastructure in Cyberjaya for network operators," said Sidhu.

The Transceiver Station (BTS) Hotel solution will aggregate fixed and wireless traffic resources into a single location to provide shared network connectivity to the operators.

Sidhu said this made it an "ideal solution for visionary townships that emphasise skyline harmonisation for space-constrained areas, while promoting shared infrastructure."

The launch was officiated by Dato Mohd Ali Hanafiah Mohd Yunus, chief officer, Communications and Digital Ecosystem, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and Ir. Wan Murdani Wan Mohamad, director, Digital Enablement of Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).

Future mobile networks

edotco's High Speed Mobility Solution site has been rolled out in Cyberjaya in partnership with Setia Haruman, the master developer of the global technology hub township, and its subsidiary, Setia Haruman Technology, which owns the citywide fibre network interconnecting all buildings and towers.

This ready infrastructure will able to power up not only high speed connectivity and 4G LTE but other future mobile network technology, said Sidhu.

When fully-implemented with 22 High Speed Mobility Solution sites, Cyberjaya will become the first township where network operators can rapidly offer high speed internet and 4G LTE connectivity without a major investment, he said.

This implementation will raise Cyberjaya to another level as a fully connected economic hub in Malaysia, Sidhu added.

MCMC's Mohd Ali said, "Malaysia progresses towards its goal of achieving developed nation status by year 2020, digital economy is a key driver to boost development and international competitiveness. The High Speed Mobility Solution integrated rollout with Setia Haruman will be a game changer for the nation's tech hub, Cyberjaya and this is just the beginning of its many remarkable firsts as we move from an era of creating digital access to one of nurturing digital natives."

Established 2013,  regional tower services provider edotco delivers telecommunications infrastructure services and solutions across a portfolio of more than 16,000 towers in Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Pakistan and Myanmar.


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