Photo - (From right) Hadi Helmi, Managing Director of edotco Malaysia; and Amir Hamzah, President of PKIBM signing the agreement.
On the heels of edotco Malaysia's Cyberjaya launch, the Malaysia-based telecommunications infrastructure company has signed an agreement with the National Association of Bumiputera Private Higher Education Institutions Malaysia (PKIBM), as part of a plan to enhance high speed internet and 4G LTE connectivity in about 55 private universities and colleges throughout Malaysia.
Recently signed in Kuala Lumpur, the three-year contract between the two parties will see edotco Malaysia building a shared telecoms infrastructure, which includes skyline harmonisation for space constrained areas.
edotco Malaysia's managing director Hadi Helmi said the infrastructure will allow mobile network operators to "rapidly offer high speed internet and 4G LTE connectivity without a major investment."
He said "this move is also set to benefit end-users and communities within the area as well as offer students, academicians, residents and business owners seamless network connectivity."
"This partnership affirms our commitment to enabling connectivity in the country; delivering high quality shared telecoms infrastructure for mobile network operators," said Hadi. "At edotco, we believe infrastructure sharing will continue to increase in Malaysia and we are greatly honoured to be the preferred partner in this venture with PKIBM."
President of PKIBM Amir Hamzah said, "The partnership between edotco Malaysia and PKIBM helps to realise the objectives of Vision 2020 in creating digital access and help to nurture an educated and information-rich society of Malaysians."
The signatories, PKIBM's Amir Hamzah and edotco Malaysia's Hadi Helmi, said the signing was "another milestone in deepening shared telecoms infrastructure for a sustainable future."
Established in 2012, edotco Group, which is a wholly owned telecommunication infrastructure services subsidiary of Axiata, has a portfolio of more than 16,000 towers in our countries of operation: Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar and Pakistan.
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