Monday, March 27, 2023

edotco takes over management on 1,250 towers in Myanmar

edotco Myanmar (edotco MM), an integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company in Myanmar has signed with Ooredoo Myanmar Limited (OML), a mobile service provider to take over energy assets and management on 1,250 telecommunications tower sites across the country.

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L-R: Vijendran Watson, Country Managing Director for edotco Myanmar and Vikram Sinha, Chief Executive Officer of Ooredoo Myanmar Limited

According to the company, this milestone agreement marks a significant step for edotco in Myanmar, where it will now be able to provide and manage energy for all tenants on these sites. The consolidation of systems is set to not only enhance operations but also create energy and environmental efficiencies.

“This is a significant shift in business model for edotco in Myanmar as we move from providing tower services to tower plus power services. By operating and maintaining the overall power management systems, we will be able to optimise energy systems and energy pass through management at the sites. Apart from that, edotco will provide remote monitoring which will boost operational efficiency by allowing us to address energy management issues as and when they occur, helping to reduce network downtime” said Vijendran Watson, Country Managing Director for edotco Myanmar.

In addition to increasing operational and energy efficiencies, through sharing energy systems with all tenants edotco will simultaneously improve community relations by reducing noise and environmental pollution caused by multiple operators owning individual diesel generators on sites, it said.

“We benefit from energy efficiencies, lower downtime and improved experience at both an operational and environmental level through improved overall performance of the power systems at the sites. This partnership with edotco allows us to focus on meeting our operational and customer’s needs with confidence that edotco will be efficiently managing all our energy needs on these sites” said Vikram Sinha, Chief Executive Officer, Ooredoo Myanmar Limited.

“Across the countries in which we have a presence, our efforts go beyond the provisioning and maintenance of telecommunication infrastructures. We see an opportunity to increase efficiency through our solutions that place a strong emphasis on energy management, which is a crucial requirement by network operators today. As a socially responsible business, we are committed to championing solutions that reduce the impact on the environment and communities surrounding our towers” said Suresh Sidhu, Chief Executive Officer, edotco Group.

edotco MM, part of Malaysia’s edotco Group, has been working closely with local partners to advance the telecommunication industry since 2015, following the acquisition of Myanmar Tower Company. Today, edotco owns and operates more than 1,500 tower sites across the country with Ooredoo Myanmar as their anchor tenant.

Kugan is the co-founder of MalaysianWireless. He has been observing the mobile industry since 2003. Connect with him on Twitter: @scamboy

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