Edotco Group announced that it has begun work on the installation of the first neutral host poles and power solutions in Sri Lanka as part of a smart-city rollout.
The multi-purpose poles being erected on Marine Drive in Colombo will be constructed under the guidance of the Road Development Authority of Sri Lanka. Edotco currently operates and manages towers with Dialog Axiata and hopes to expand into new tower builds in the near future.
“Independent sharing-solutions-based-infrastructure is a key pillar of the telecoms industry where reliable network services are imperative, especially in a growing economy like Sri Lanka, and independent infrastructure companies like us are well positioned to facilitate and manage this development,” said edotco CEO Suresh Sidhu at the ground-breaking ceremony.
“This project will also see the first set of energy efficient telecom solutions being set up along Marine Drive,” he added.
Sidhu also touted the wonders of edotco’s smart city solutions, saying that – unlike traditional infrastructure – edotco’s solutions are designed to serve multiple purposes.
“Understanding the importance of aesthetics in urban development, our innovative solutions are sleek, camouflaged, green and blend well with town-planning for modern metropolis cities,” he said. “The smart urban connectivity systems have also integrated advertising space, environmental information sources, smart street lighting, smart parking and even flood monitoring systems.”