edotco Group Sdn Bhd (edot-co), a regional end-to-end integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company, and Philippines’ ISOC Infrastructure, Inc. (ISOC) today entered into a joint venture, afﬁrming their commitment to develop Philippines’ telecommunications infrastructure.
The partnership will be called ‘ISOC edotco Towers, Inc.’ and will see both partners businesses bringing their operational expertise and technological capabilities to the table to advance the local telecommunications infrastructure landscape including promoting an effective tower sharing model and introducing the deployment of next generation tower solutions that will contribute to the delivery of enhanced mobile network services.
Chief Executive Ofﬁcer of edotco, Suresh Sidhu said, “Infrastructure sharing has proven to help mobile network operators focus on their core business and service offerings by alleviating the cost pressure of building and maintaining towers. We believe that the right sharable infrastructure will be able to meet the current demands for affordable and reliable connectivity in the country.
edotco and ISOC have recently signed agreements with Globe and Smart in the past months kick-starting preliminary efforts to provide adequate service to 108 million Filipinos.
Michael C. Cosiquien, ISOC Infrastructure Chairman, said, “ISOC and edotco’s combined expertise in building infrastructure, particularly common cell towers, would help improve and upgrade the country’s telco infrastructure. Today’s signing lays the groundwork to link all the regions of our country and provide better mobile connectivity to our countrymen.”
“As we build these common towers line by line and bolt by bolt, millions of Filipinos would be able to connect with their families both domestic and abroad. Through this enhanced digital connectivity, opportunities would be opened, gaps would be bridged, and relationships nourished as we help create a much stronger and globally competitive Philippines,” he added.
ISOC has the proven ability to navigate through challenging situations and deliver excellent results as evidenced by the construction of 10,000 classrooms in over 4,000 locations nationwide.