edotco, ISOC partnership to promote effective tower sharing model

edotco Group Sdn Bhd (edotco), a regional end-to-end integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company, and Philippines-based ISOC Infrastructure Inc. (ISOC) joined forces affirming their commitment to developing the Philippines’ telecommunications infrastructure.

The partnership is called ISOC edotco Towers Inc. and will see both partners bringing their operational expertise and technological capabilities to the table to advance the local telecommunications infrastructure landscape. It is expected to promote an effective tower sharing model and introduce the deployment of next-generation tower solutions that will contribute to the delivery of enhanced mobile network services.

“Infrastructure sharing has proven to help mobile network operators focus on their core business and service offerings by alleviating the cost pressure of building and maintaining towers,” said Suresh Sidhu, CEO, edotco. “We believe that the right sharable infrastructure will be able to meet the current demands for affordable and reliable connectivity in the country. Partnering with local leading players is a key strategy for us to ensure we are meeting the country’s specific needs and we see this collaboration with ISOC as a catalyst to enable the transformation within the Philippines telecommunications sector and lay the right foundation for the country’s digital readiness.”

edotco and ISOC have signed agreements with telecommunications companies Globe and Smart in the past months kick-starting preliminary efforts to provide adequate service to 108 million Filipinos.

“ISOC and edotco’s combined expertise in building infrastructure, particularly common cell towers, would help improve and upgrade the country’s telco infrastructure,” said Michael Cosiquien, chair, ISOC Infrastructure. Today’s signing lays the groundwork to link all the regions of our country and provide better mobile connectivity to our countrymen.”

Across its footprint, edotco has implemented a diverse range of solutions to bring reliable connectivity and deliver a positive impact on the communities in its operating markets. ISOC has the proven ability to navigate through challenging situations and deliver excellent results as evidenced by the construction of 10,000 classrooms in over 4,000 locations nationwide.