Edotco sets up 15,000th tower in Bangladesh
Malaysia-based integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company Edotco recently set up its 15,000th tower in Bangladesh. Ahammad Jubaer Ali, caretaker country managing director of Edotco, said: "Along with actively collaborating with other industry participants in Bangladesh's telecom ecosystem, we are advancing the sector by supplying the necessary shared infrastructure and next-generation technology." Read more: Robi signs tower-sharing deal with Teletalk, Summit "A monument to our ability and capability to meet customers' expectations and dedication in ensuring equal network access across the country is our achievement of the 15,000 towers milestone despite numerous global and economic obstacles." Edotco Bangladesh has been at the forefront of the country's tower infrastructure landscape since 2013. It provides end-to-end solutions in the tower services sector – from tower leasing, co-locations, and build-to-suit to energy management, and passive maintenance. Read mroe: Bangladesh is one of the key Asian markets: edotco Group CEO Since its inception, the company has continued shaping the telecom industry across the region by providing innovative and sustainable infra solutions. Bamboo towers, low-cost solutions, hybrid solar-wind towers, span prestressed concrete towers, and smart pole street furniture are some of the innovations of Edotco.
Huawei promises more innovation to push 5G operations ahead globally
Global giant Huawei’s chairman Ken Hu on Tuesday (October 25, 2022) promised to expand its investment and enhance innovation for ensuring better telecommunication under the 5G regime across the world. "5G has grown faster than any previous generation of mobile technology," Hu said in a keynote paper at the 13th Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2022, which began in Bangkok on Tuesday. "In just three years, we've seen solid progress in network deployment, consumer services, and industry applications,” he added saying that more than 230 carriers around the world have already launched commercial 5G services. Read:Huawei ICT Incubator announces top 6 startups from Bangladesh In total, he said, the industry has set up over three million 5G base stations, serving more than 700 million subscribers. "5G is in the fast lane," Hu said. “But there's more we can do…We need to work together to fully unleash the power of 5G networks and expand into services like cloud and system integration,” he said. Chinese company Huawei, together with its industry partners GSMA and GTI, is hosting the two-day event. Organisers say mobile network carriers, vertical industry leaders and ecosystem partners from around the world will discuss how to make 5G a commercial success, as well as other high-priority industry topics like green development, intelligence, and 5G evolution. Read:Huawei, RedDot team up to develop Bangladesh cloud market Hu said that in telecoms, consumer services still account for the bulk of carrier revenue. But now, he said, as 5G becomes more prevalent, its vastly superior experience is driving new shifts in consumer behavior, including a sharp rise in high-definition video traffic. He also said B2B 5G applications are also becoming a new engine for carrier revenue growth, producing considerable value in industries like oil and gas, manufacturing, and transportation. Read Huawei launches its largest-ever regional Seeds for the Future Program He said these applications are not only innovative – they're generating real commercial value for carriers. In 2021, for example, Chinese carriers brought in over $500 million in new revenue from more than 3,000 industrial 5G projects. “B2B 5G applications are poised to become the fastest growing revenue stream for carriers. 5G is enabling new service scenarios, applications, and business models, paving the way for unprecedented growth opportunities in the industry,” he said. He said to keep this momentum the carriers should work together. Read Huawei cloud, digital power teams onboard 60 fresh graduates "The industry needs to come together to define standards, prepare the spectrum, and build out the ecosystem," said Hu. “Industry digitalisation is the next wave of global economic development. As a key enabler of digital transformation, 5G opens up a world of new opportunities. But the ICT ecosystem needs to work together to make the most of them,” he said. He said Huawei would continue to follow the trend of innovation. Read Huawei: Maximise network resources for 5G's commercial success
Govt working to restore telecommunication in flood-hit areas
The government is working to restore the telecommunication network in the flood-affected areas of the northeast districts of the country. A total of 1,255 sites of Grameenphone, Robi, Banglalink, and Teletalk have been reactivated out of 2,008 damaged sites due to flood water. Works are underway to activate the rest 753 affected sites, said a press release of the Post and Telecommunication Ministry on Wednesday. Bangladesh Satellite Company Limited has been working to set up 42 VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) under its own management and Bangladesh Army through Bangabandhu Satellite to restore telecommunication systems including the internet in the flood-affected districts. Bangladesh Army has already installed six VSAT hubs at Sylhet High-Tech Park, Sunamganj deputy commissioner’s office, Sunamganj circuit house office, Gobindaganj, Duara Bazar, and Dirai. Two more VSAT hub installations will be completed on Wednesday in Jaintapur and Gowainghat upazilas. Read: Rail communication with Sylhet snapped amid flood Bangladesh Satellite Company Limited has set up VSAT at various places in Sylhet, Sunamganj, and Netrokona.
Sri Lanka's telecommunication company ready to launch 5G
Sri Lanka's state owned Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) on Tuesday said it is ready to launch 5G services in the country to facilitate citizens with a 5G experience via fixed wireless broadband access.