Established in 2012, edotco is the first regional integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company in Asia, providing end-to-end solutions in the tower services sector from tower leasing, co-locations, build-to-suit, energy and transmission to operations and maintenance (O&M).
edotco operates and manages a portfolio of over 25,000 towers across its core markets of Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Cambodia and Sri Lanka with 17,286 towers directly operated by edotco and a further 8,100 towers managed through a range of services provided. edotco strives to deliver outstanding performance in telecommunications infrastructure services and solutions.
Its state-of-the-art real time monitoring service, echo, has already seen improvements in field operations while maximising operational efficiencies in terms of battery, energy and fuel consumption for telecommunications infrastructure.
Through its operations in developing Asian economies, edotco has established a strong track record in nation building. edotco has progressively invested in industry best practices, providing a broad portfolio of infrastructure solutions and offering value added services to enhance efficiencies and connectivity for communities. edotco is committed to conducting its business in a responsible and sustainable manner for the benefit of its customers, employees, communities and developing nations.
A key milestone for the Company in 2016 was its maiden equity raise exercise which set a new benchmark as the largest global tower sector private placement for the year at a record USD600 million. The deal saw strong demand for edotco shares with interest from a diverse mix of investors comprising international and local asset management companies, financial institutions and strategic investors.
Significant portfolio expansion to 17,286 towers in 2016, as well as strong improvements in tenancy ratio of 1.54x2 have led to robust business growth. edotco now has a portfolio with equity value of close to USD1.5 billion and an Enterprise Value close to 2016 EBITDA multiple of 12.5x1, which is comparable to regional peers.
In 2016, edotco Group was awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2016 Southeast Asia Telecoms Tower Company of the Year Award for its demonstrated exemplary business growth and performance in Southeast Asia.
edotco is a fast growing telecommunications infrastructure company that aims to be a leader in the market. A key component of edotco’s diversified culture is putting its values into action, based on the understanding that business conduct is critical to the continued success and sustainability of the Company.
edotco is well positioned to capitalise on growth opportunities in the industry. In 2017, the Company will strive to enhance its focus on the key strategic areas of customer centricity, commercial management, operational excellence, sustainable development, building a high performance organisation and owning a best-in-class portfolio to drive business performance and deliver results for customers. edotco will also continuously look for opportunities to expand the business inorganically and organically, to further strengthen its position as a leading integrated telecommunications infrastructure services provider in the region. While the Company is focused on business growth and profit, equal focus is also given to innovative sustainable energy and tower designs where a total cost of ownership (TCO) approach is taken.
edotco takes a holistic approach to energy design, material use, sourcing, footprint size and tonnage to create the right solution in the right area. This is instrumental to ensure edotco proactively reduces its carbon footprint, making a positive impact on the communities and environment for a sustainable future.
1Based on 2016 unaudited proforma full year financials
2As of December 2016