edotco Group, one of Asia’s leading integrated telecommunications infrastructure companies, reiterated its commitment to enhancing equitable connectivity in Asia.
The group seeks to achieve its goal by expanding its operations and leveraging its pioneering Network and Planning Analytics (NaPA) and Digital Twin tools to facilitate the impending 5G rollouts in its nine markets. The company also reaffirmed its ambition to become one of the world’s top five Tower Companies (TowerCos).
At a media briefing, the company explained how its pioneering Network and Planning Analytics (NaPA) tool could provide insights into potential locations for new tower sites and reduce build and delivery time.
The NaPA tool uses powerful geocoding and analytics to generate coordinates with granularity and accuracy, thereby helping identify areas lacking connectivity in the markets and bridging the digital divide.
In Malaysia, since its launch in 2019, the NaPA tool has been able to identify potential coordinates for future infrastructure deployment. Through the NaPA tool, edotco has successfully identified and installed 113 sites that meet the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) objectives and 223 sites for Jalinan Digital Negara (JENDELA) initiative nationwide.
The NaPA tool was developed entirely by edotco’s in-house engineers to proactively assist MNOs to be more efficient in achieving their planning objectives.
Complementing the NaPA tool is the Digital Twin, which utilises drone technology to capture a digital copy of the physical asset to assist customers in interacting, analysing, simulating, predicting, and improving performance remotely without needing to be at the tower sites physically.
The innovative drone technology and advanced software solution empower data capture, labelling and calculation with auto report generation through artificial intelligence/machine learning processes. All of these are part of edotco’s Zero Touch initiative to deliver differentiated value to customers and drive their business outcomes via analytics and AI.
“This expansion is required to ensure that the company continues to deliver scale while solidifying our foothold in the region and solidifying our position as the leading pan-Asian next-generation TowerCo,” said Mohamed Adlan Ahmad Tajudin, director and group CEO of edotco Group.