ISOC edotco Towers Inc., in partnership with Globe Telecom Inc., will roll out its first common tower infrastructure by the end of this month.
In a statement, ISOC edotco said it has completed its first build-to-suit site last September in Cavite and this is expected to be ready for active installation by end-December.
The tower will initially serve Globe but has the capacity to serve other mobile network operators as a shared infrastructure.
“The completion of this site brings us one step closer to realizing reliable and affordable connectivity for the nation. The telecommunications industry in the Philippines has great potential for advancement, and this milestone is just the beginning of our nation-building efforts towards meeting the country’s digital transformation aspirations,” said William Walters, ISOC edotco country managing director.
“The successful deployment of this tower is proof of ISOC edotco’s capabilities as an independent tower company capable of serving local operators,” Walters added.
“Globe’s partnership with tower companies like ISOC edotco will facilitate faster site builds needed to improve the network experience of our customers. The tower companies will significantly support our aggressive builds and expansion plans,” said Rizza Maniego-Eala, Globe chief finance officer.
According to a World Bank study, the Philippines is poised to be a significant player in the global digital market, with over 73 million internet users reaching an average usage of 10 hours per day on the internet, with over five of those hours on mobile.
ISOC edotco said it is set to help improve operational efficiencies through infrastructure sharing, which is a sustainable solution to meeting the urban population’s connectivity needs in the country.
Last year, edotco and ISOC Infrastructure in partnership with Globe signed the first memorandum of understanding with the Department of Information and Communications Technology to deliver next generation tower solutions to help advance the local telecoms infrastructure in the Philippines.
To date, edotco Group, headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is a nation-building partner across its regional footprint of eight countries with over 32,300 towers powering connectivity and innovations for the future.