Edotco eyes Philippines to expand tower footprint
Malaysia-based tower company edotco is looking to the Philippines as the next growth market to accelerate its expansion in Asia, with plans to invest $1 billion to construct telecoms infrastructure in the country.
Philippines opens consultation on tower sharing
The Philippines’ Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) outlined a new policy on infrastructure sharing to a group of potential stakeholders including operators, tower companies and other private groups, and opened a public consultation on the draft rules.
China Tower spurs rise in operator co-use agreements
The entry of China Tower into the mainland market in 2015 doubled the country’s tower-sharing rate, in turn significantly lowering tower-leasing costs as well as helping operators reduce capex.
China Unicom, China Telecom target $900M capex cuts
China’s second and third largest mobile operators – China Unicom and China Telecom – each expects to reduce capex by as much as CNY3 billion ($451 million) this year by jointly building 4G base stations and an optical network.
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