EdgePoint Infrastructure, a leading ASEAN-based independent telecoms infrastructure firm, has activated its first tower colocation tenancy site in conjunction with DITO Telecommunity through its subsidiary, EdgePoint Towers Inc. (EdgePoint Philippines).
According to EdgePoint, in less than two weeks after acquiring ownership of the 48-meter, ground-based tower located in Tanay, Rizal, the company successfully made the tower Ready For Installation (RFI).
DITO Telecommunity can now serve over 139,000 residents in the area thanks to the new location. The activation also marks the beginning of a collaboration between EdgePoint and DITO Telecommunity that will see the implementation of planned colocation projects throughout Luzon.
Suresh Sidhu, chief executive officer of EdgePoint Infrastructure, commented: “With the Government — via the Department of Information and Communications Technology — encouraging the installation of shared telecommunications towers via Independent Tower Companies, EdgePoint Philippines is focused on making its tower network available to all operators for fast-track deployment. We are committed to ensuring the ready availability of accessible and reliable wireless telecommunications infrastructure to support all mobile network operators and Internet service providers in the Philippines, thereby improving service quality to their customers.”
EdgePoint Philippines now operates 2,557 active locations in the country, with a goal of reaching 3,000 by the end of 2023.