ISOC edotco Towers Ltd. on Thursday started the construction of first common towers in Bacoor City, Cavite as a part of its plan to put up 500 cell sites in its first year of operations.
“This groundbreaking marks a step forward for the nation, towards embracing the shared infrastructure model and advancing overall connectivity,” edotco chief executive Suresh Sidhu said.
“Our efforts in the Philippines are fueled by the clear opportunity to transform the telecommunications landscape and our commitment to improve the country’s digital aspirations as a nation building partner,” he said.
Sidhu said the push for common towers in the Philippines was driven by telco users’ increasing appetite for faster connectivity speeds and lower latency amid an increasing demand for data.
“In meeting the demand operations are set to invest in 4G and 5G deployment while modernizing existing 3G networks to improve customer experience. To do this successfully, the sector requires more towers, antennas and base stations across the nation,” he said.
The construction of shared infrastructure aims to reduce the country’s subscriber-to-tower ratio which currently stands at over 7,000 subscribers per tower.