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Digi to enhance mobile coverage with over 3,600 edotco sites nationwide

edotco Malaysia and Digi.Com Berhad today signed a collaboration agreement that allows Digi to enhance its mobile coverage nationwide.

CEO of edotco Group Suresh Sidhu (5th from left) with Kesavan Sivabalan, Chief Network Officer of Digi and Hadi Helmi, Managing Director of edotco Malaysia (holding folders) and teams from edotco and Digi after the signing of the agreement.

CEO of edotco Group Suresh Sidhu (5th from left) with Kesavan Sivabalan, Chief Network Officer of Digi and Hadi Helmi, Managing Director of edotco Malaysia (holding folders) and teams from edotco and Digi after the signing of the agreement.

The agreement will pave the way for Digi to access edotco’s telecoms infrastructure footprint of over 3,600 sites (base station) nationwide and new built-to-suit sites to accelerate Digi’s network expansion.

According to the companies, edotco and Digi have a long history of network collaboration since 2013, with a joint strong aspiration towards maximizing operational synergies. The new partnership will allow the two (2) companies to maximize the deployment of shared sites, in turn saving operational costs and reducing environmental impact for a sustainable future.

As part of the agreement, edotco is set to deliver co-location and build-to-suit sites, over a period of five (5) years which will give Digi the advantage to further strengthen its network footprint and service quality nationwide.

CEO of edotco Group, Suresh Sidhu said, “This agreement marks a significant milestone in strengthening our relationship and deepening our collaboration with Digi and the Telenor Group. At edotco we believe infrastructure sharing and collaboration will continue to increase in both Malaysia and the region, and we are proud to have Digi as one of our pioneer partner in this venture.”

CEO of Digi, Albern Murty said, “This collaboration is an extension of our commitment to strengthen our network position to bring quality internet experience to more customers in more areas in Malaysia. We are pleased to build on our partnership with edotco, and we look forward towards realizing the full potential of this collaboration.”

Signing on behalf of the respective companies were Kesavan Sivabalan, Chief Network Officer of Digi and Hadi Helmi, Managing Director of edotco Malaysia.

Digi has more than 12.1 million subscribers. It has close to 7.5 million Internet subscribers representing 61.9% of its total subscriber base. Some 19% or 2.3 million of its Internet subscribers are 4G LTE users.

In terms of coverage, Digi 4G LTE network now covers 72% of the human population areas in Malaysia, measured at the lowest signal quality of -110dBm. It is now available in 150 major cities and towns, with key market centres averaging 95% population coverage. Digi has also switched on its 4G LTE-Advanced (4G LTE-A) network nationwide with a 31% coverage footprint, reaching an average 50% population coverage in key market centres.

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