EDOTCO Philippines and Globe Telecom’s partnership has helped boost reliable and affordable 4G and 5G connectivity in communities, businesses and government agencies, particularly in Cebu.
“One of the biggest challenges in providing reliable digital connectivity is proper planning on the placement of infrastructure that is time and cost-efficient. Infrastructure sharing is the way forward as it will drive holistic telecommunications evolution. EDOTCO’s role is to make next-generation connectivity universally accessible in order to help nations and societies transform digitally, economically and socially,” said EDOTCO Philippines’ country managing director Suraj Narayanan,
With more than 54,000 towers in nine markets, EDOTCO strongly advocates for its customers, primarily mobile network operators (MNOs), on the concept of tower sharing, offering them efficient capital allocation for faster network rollout.
A study conducted by EDOTCO Group and Roland Berger in 2022 revealed that MNOs can save up to $10 billion through infrastructure sharing, which translates to a cumulative savings of up to $67 billion for consumers. Tower sharing also encourages sustainable digital connectivity by reducing carbon footprint by up to 17 million metric tonnes.
This is aligned with Globe’s push for equitable access to quality connectivity while at the same time championing network sustainability.
“Providing reliable and affordable digital connectivity to the wider community requires strong collaboration between MNOs and common infrastructure providers, which this partnership with EDOTCO demonstrates. Having common infrastructures for sharing will accelerate digital connectivity, which is life-enabling for Filipinos, especially those in remote areas. This is also crucial in promoting network sustainability, for which Globe has been globally recognized,” said Globe assistant vice president for strategic relationships & business development Bernard Santos.