edotco Bangladesh on Its Way to Fulfilling Tower License Conditions
By Digital News Asia September 19, 2018
- edotco BD to build and manage telecommunication toweres for multiple mobile network operators
- Committed to partnering with the government and serving telecommunications industry
edotco Bangladesh (“edotco BD”), an integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company in Bangladesh has recently completed the transfer of 20% of its shares held by Robi Axiata Limited. This will result with edotco BD becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of edotco Group which is in line with the conditions set by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC).
In August, edotco announced that it has been selected by the BTRC to obtain a conditional tower sharing incense. Upon completion of the conditions, this license will allow edotco to build and manage telecommunications towers for multiple mobile network operators in the country.
As part of the conditions, edotco BD cannot retain a mobile network operator as its shareholder. With the transfer, edotco BD moves one step closer to fulfilling the conditions for tower license eligibility.
edotco Group chief executive officer Suresh Sidhu (pic) said “We have been working closely with Robi and our local partners to ensure a smooth transition. We are confident we will be able to fulfill all the conditions within the set timeframe and are looking forward to receiving the complete license. edotco is committed to partnering the government and serving the telecommunications industry here”.
edotco BD, has been at the forefront of the country’s tower infrastructure landscape since 2013, providing end-to-end solutions in the tower services sector from tower leasing, co-locations, build-to-suit, energy management, transmission and operations and maintenance. The company recently announced Getco, a prominent Bangladesh-based conglomerate as a 30% shareholder and strategic partner. Through its subsidiary Greencon Tower Company Limited, Getco will partner with edotco to provide next-generation infrastructure to meet the country’s growing connectivity needs.