Edotco Myanmar has signed a deal with Ooredoo Myanmar to take over energy assets and management on 1,250 telecoms tower sites across the country.
The agreement – under which edotco Myanmar will provide and manage energy for all tenants on the sites – marks a step forward for its Myanmar business as it moves from providing tower services to tower-plus-power services, said Vijendran Watson, country managing director for edotco Myanmar.
“By operating and maintaining the overall power management systems, we will be able to optimize energy systems and energy pass through management at the sites,” he said. “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.”
In addition to increasing operational and energy efficiencies, by 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.
“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,” said Ooredoo Myanmar CEO Vikram Sinha. “This partnership with edotco allows us to focus on meeting our operational and customer’s needs.”
Edotco cracked the Myanmar market after acquiring Myanmar Tower Company in 2015. Edotco owns and operates more than 1,500 tower sites across the country, with Ooredoo Myanmar as its anchor tenant.