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EdgePoint Philippines rolls out first colocation with DITO Telecommunity
May 9, 2023
EdgePoint Infrastructure (“EdgePoint”), a leading ASEAN-based independent telecommunications infrastructure company, via its subsidiary, EdgePoint Towers Inc. (“EdgePoint Philippines”) has activated its first tower colocation tenancy site in partnership with DITO Telecommunity.
Upon recently securing ownership of the 48-meter, ground-based tower located in Tanay municipality, Rizal province, 57km east of Manila, EdgePoint successfully made the tower Ready For Installation (RFI) in under two weeks. The site enables DITO Telecommunity to serve more than 139,000 residents in the area. The activation also kicks off a partnership between EdgePoint and DITO Telecommunity that will see the rollout of planned colocation projects across 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.”
To date, EdgePoint Philippines operates 2557 active sites in the country, with the number targeted to reach 3000 by the end of 2023.