File photo from the groundbreaking held in 2019
ISOC edotco Towers Inc. (ISOC edotco), a regional integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company and Globe Telecom (Globe) have signed a partnership to further strengthen their commitment toward supporting the government’s ambition to increase site density in the Philippines and improve overall connectivity in the country.
ISOC edotco completed its first build-to-suit site in September 2020 in Cavite and is expected to be ready for active installation by the end of December 2020. The tower will initially serve Globe but has the capacity to serve other mobile network operators as shared infrastructure.
“The completion of this site brings us one step closer to realizing reliable and affordable connectivity for the nation,” said William Walters, country managing director for ISOC edotco. “The telecommunications industry in the Philippines has great potential for advancement, and this milestone is just the beginning of our nation-building efforts toward meeting the country’s digital transformation aspirations. The successful deployment of this tower is proof of ISOC edotco’s capabilities as an independent tower company capable of serving local operators.”
“Globe’s partnership with tower companies like ISOC edotco will facilitate faster site builds needed to improve the network experience of our customers. The tower companies will significantly support our aggressive builds and expansion plans,” said Rizza Maniego-Eala, chief finance officer, Globe Telecom.
Last year, edotco and ISOC Infrastructure in partnership with Globe Telecom signed the first Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to deliver next-generation tower solutions to help advance the local telecommunication infrastructure in the Philippines. To date, edotco Group, headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is a nation-building partner across its regional footprint of eight countries with over 32,300 towers powering connectivity and innovations for the future.