Kuala Lumpur, 27 November – EDOTCO, a leading regional integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company, today announced a significant milestone in its commitment to advancing Malaysia’s digital landscape. In a major step forward for the nation’s 5G vision, EDOTCO has successfully enabled 500 of its existing 4G towers with 5G connectivity in 2023.
Since 2021, EDOTCO has played a crucial role in the expansion of 5G infrastructure in Malaysia, completing the largest number of 5G sites in the country. EDOTCO has constructed 1,695 sites nationwide. This substantial contribution underscores EDOTCO’s commitment to and capability in supporting Malaysia’s 5G rollout. This achievement reflects its strong commitment in supporting the Government’s objective of achieving 80% 5G coverage in populated areas nationwide by year-end, through Digital Nasional Berhad.
The enablement of these 500 4G towers with 5G connectivity signifies EDOTCO’s focus on future-proofing its infrastructure, ensuring that the networks are ready to meet the evolving demands of next-generation technology. This milestone directly supports the Malaysian government’s vision for broader 5G connectivity, facilitating increased access to high-speed internet, driving economic growth, and fostering innovation across the nation. It also enhances the digital infrastructure, providing a solid foundation for businesses, communities, and individuals to thrive in a digitally connected world.
In line with its commitment to sustainability, EDOTCO has ensured that the upgrade to 5G on these existing towers reduces the need to build additional structures specifically for 5G connectivity, employing eco-friendly practices and energy-efficient solutions.
Adlan Tajudin, Group CEO of EDOTCO Group, commented on this landmark achievement saying that, “Enabling 500 of our existing towers with 5G connectivity signifies EDOTCO’s commitment to connectivity, economic growth, and innovation, as well as our commitment to the nation’s digital transformation journey. This achievement serves as a blueprint towards fulfilling Malaysia’s digital aspirations, showcasing our steadfast dedication to shaping the future of telecommunications through meaningful collaborations and impactful solutions.”
EDOTCO’s achievement in enabling 500 towers with 5G connectivity sets a new benchmark in the telecommunications industry and reinforces its position as a leader in infrastructure innovation, playing a pivotal role in shaping Malaysia’s digital landscape.