The edotco, Jaffna Municipal Council and Ceylon Electricity Board teams involved in the project
edotco Sri Lanka, an integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company, installed the first-ever smart lamp pole in Jaffna Municipality, bringing the latest innovations to the Northern Province of Sri Lanka.
Setting up the first of 17 such energy efficient telecom solutions, the unveiling ceremony was attended by the Mayor of Jaffna Immanuel Arnold and senior management of edotco Sri Lanka. Members of the Jaffna Municipal Council, Ceylon Electricity Board and local business professionals were also in attendance.
Speaking during the ceremony, edotco Sri Lanka Country Managing Director Mohan Villavarayan said: “In fulfilling our vision to drive further connectivity throughout the country, edotco Sri Lanka is committed to delivering customised offerings, providing the right power and telecommunications solutions for different areas and localities. We have carried out extensive research and identified various regions where the deployment of these smart lamp poles can be most impactful. Seventeen of these lamp poles will be set up in the Jaffna peninsula in the next few months and we are also conducting feasibility studies in other areas as well.”
This initiative is an extension of the company’s deployment of similar smart city solutions in Colombo last year.
“The lamp posts we put up in Colombo have been very successful and we have received encouraging feedback. We are confident that we will obtain similar positive response in the northern region as well,” he added.
During the opening ceremony, officials from edotco also shared success stories from their projects in Sri Lanka and other Asian countries while deliberating further on the positive impacts of the smart lamp poles to the attendees.
Blending seamlessly with surrounding urban aesthetics, the smart urban connectivity system is designed to fulfil the needs of modern town planning. They can also be equipped with CCTV surveillance cameras to capture surrounding traffic conditions, smart and solar powered street lighting to ensure efficient energy management and integrated advertising space.
Established in 2012, edotco is the first regional and 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, transmission and operations and maintenance (O&M).
edotco operates and manages a regional portfolio of over 28,000 towers across core markets of Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Pakistan with 17,500 towers directly operated by edotco and a further 11,000 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.
edotco Group was recently awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2018 Asia Pacific Telecoms Tower Company of the Year Award for its demonstrated exemplary business growth and performance in Southeast Asia.