ISOC edotco Towers Inc. (“IETI”), an integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company, completed its first build-to-suit site common tower for Globe Telecom (Globe). Located in Silang, Cavite (south of the capital Manila), the tower builder said all passive and active components of this tower are already in place.
While built initially for Globe, the common tower is open to accommodate and serve other mobile network operators as shared infrastructure. To help reduce carbon emissions, the network infrastructure uses green power solutions by deploying high efficiency and intelligent rectifier systems with Lithium batteries as storage technology.
“The readiness of this first of many common towers denotes our unwavering commitment in advancing connectivity for the nation through the shared infrastructure model,” said William Walters, Country Managing Director of IETI. “With our regional experience, industry best practices, and capabilities in deploying built-to-suit and next-generation connectivity solutions, we are thrilled to officially mark a new era of reliable and affordable connectivity in the Philippines.”
Other common towers
Following the government’s recent push to expedite the issuance of necessary permits, the engineering design and construction of IETI’s other common tower projects are now underway, with construction remaining on track despite the limitation to physical activities due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“With a total of five towers completed, we are confident we will be able to meet the remaining towers in the pipeline as committed in our commercial agreement with Globe,” said Walters.
“The completion of this first-ever build-to-suit site in Cavite will hopefully lead to more projects in the coming months as demand for connectivity and wider coverage continues. These builds not only complement the existing network expansion programs of the company but also give some flexibility for us to maximize their potentials in a totally different way,” said Rizza Maniego-Eala, chief finance officer and chief risk officer, Globe.
In 2019, IETI partnered with Globe and signed the first Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) in a bid to deliver next-generation tower solutions that would help advance the telecommunications infrastructure in the Philippines.