edotco announces strategic initiative with Telecom Infra Project for 5G/4G in-building solutions
By Digital News Asia December 9, 2022
- Initiatives will begin in Malaysia as a series of pilots
- Deploy 6 pilot in-building solutions with Neutral Host model
Edotco Group announced a strategic initiative with Telecom Infra Project (TIP) to empower communities across the region through improved connectivity.
In a statement, the integrated telecommunications infrastructure firm said this initiative will start in Malaysia as part of a series of pilots before making the 5G connection accessible to a broader part of the region in the next three years.
Edotco will deploy six pilot in-building solutions with a Neutral Host model and shareable 4G and 5G small cells in identified iconic buildings in Malaysia. This includes Kuala Lumpur International Airport, KL Sentral and Merdeka 118. The effort will provide better indoor coverage for users, in tandem with the increasing requirement to generate more traffic in the next decade.
With the deployment of this solution, the company said mobile users will be able to enjoy high speed, low latency and metaverse-ready internet experience.
Adlan Tajudin (pic), director and group chief executive officer, edotco group said the firm believes in building relationships with organisations with whom its values align, such as to maximise the potential it has in leading sustainable digital connectivity in Asia.
"As we continue to make good on our commitment to connect the unconnected, we could not be more excited to work with the Telecom Infra Project.”
He added that together, both firms can accelerate equitable access to digital connectivity for Malaysians and, eventually, other communities around the world.
Through this initiative, TIP will provide strategic direction and technical know-how to improve global best practices for in-building solutions scalable worldwide. Edotco, on the other hand, will own, operate, manage and lease the infrastructure as a Neutral Host Network-As-A-Service (NaaS) model to telecom operators.
Upon implementation success, edotco intends to roll out sharable small cells in mass quantities, replicated in other Asian markets within their footprint.
Dave Hutton, chief engineer at TIP, said, the firm is constantly looking for collaborators to build a global community of companies and organisations who are like-minded in its mission to accelerate the development and deployment of open, disaggregated, and standards-based technology solutions.
“Given edotco’s relentless pursuit of maximising connectivity for people all over the region, we are thrilled to imagine the possibilities that will arise from this initiative."
Meanwhile, John Hartin, CEO of TeleworX and co-chair of TIP’s Neutral Host NaaS Solutions Group said, “this is an ambitious effort to spotlight the economic benefits of the Neutral Host model in multiple scenarios with multiple network architectures while improving best practices along the way. The partnership with edotco will accelerate our efforts to realise the potential of Neutral Host models worldwide,” he added.
The collaboration is a testament to edotco’s commitment to building more sustainable and equitable connectivity for nations regionally and globally.
This comes on the heels of the firm’s announcement of an improved strategic approach that emphasizes the group's mission of becoming Asia's next-generation tower companies champion.
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