Edotco and Ooredoo Myanmar Sign Energy Management Deal

Edotco and Ooredoo Myanmar Sign Energy Management Deal

Edotco, the tower unit of Malaysian group Axiata, has agreed to manage Ooredoo Myanmar’s energy assets across 1,250 of the operator’s tower sites nationwide.

Vijendran Watson, country MD for edotco Myanmar, said: “This is a significant shift in business model for edotco in Myanmar as we move from providing tower services to tower plus power services. By operating and maintaining the overall power management systems, we will be able to optimise energy systems and energy pass through management at the sites.”

He noted that the deal would bring about greater energy and environmental efficiencies, with edotco being able to provide and manage energy for all site tenants. In addition, edotco will deliver remote monitoring, further increasing efficiency by allowing the firm to respond to issues in real-time, thereby reducing network downtime.

Ooredoo Myanmar CEO Vikram Sinha said: “This partnership allows us to focus on meeting our operational and customer’s needs with confidence that edotco will be efficiently managing all our energy needs on these sites.” He noted that this would augment the performance of on-site power systems, improving operational experience.

Edotco owns and manages over 1,500 tower sites in Myanmar. The third largest operator in the market with a share of 17%, Ooredoo Myanmar is edotco’s anchor tenant. Ooredoo Myanmar has around 9 million connections, of which around 72% are 4G subscribers.

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