Photo- Albern Murty, CEO, Digi Telecommunications
edotco Malaysia (edotco) and Digi Telecommunications (Digi) have signed a collaboration, which makes Digi one of edotco's preferred partners in its telecommunications infrastructure services business.
Under the agreement, Digi will gain access to edotco's telecoms infrastructure footprint of more than 3,600 sites nationwide and new built-to-suit sites to speed up Digi's network expansion and building of a national 4G LTE network.
The two companies will also maximise the deployment of shared sites, in turn saving operational costs and reducing environmental impact for a sustainable future.
Digi chief executive officer Albern Murty said edotco and Digi have a long history of network collaboration since 2013, with a joint strong aspiration towards maximising operational synergies.
edotco will deliver both co-location and build-to-suit sites, over a period of five years, which will give Digi the advantage to further strengthen its network footprint and service quality nationwide.
Murty added that the partnership between edotco Malaysia and Digi also indicated the trend of telecoms infrastructure collaboration for data network as the most sustainable model for the telecoms market.
"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," he said. "We are pleased to build on our partnership with edotco, and we look forward towards realising the full potential of this collaboration."
edotco Group chief executive officer 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."
Signing on behalf of the respective companies were Kesavan Sivabalan, chief network officer of Digi and Hadi Helmi, managing director of edotco Malaysia.
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