BOI inks agreement with edotco to equip Sri Lanka with Smart City Solutions

17 July 2019 - 89   - 0

The Board of Investment (BOI) of Sri Lanka and edotco Sri Lanka, an integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company on Wednesday entered into an agreement to invest in the latest Smart City solutions and energy efficient systems towards further developing the country’s connectivity landscape.

Under this agreement, the BOI grants edotco Sri Lanka the approval to deploy urban smart solutions throughout the country over the next three years, the BOI said in a media release.
A key part of this project will see the deployment of 1000 Multi-Purpose Smart Poles throughout the country. edotco’s Smart City solutions introduces the latest technological evolutions in connectivity solutions that serve multiple purposes. Understanding the importance of aesthetics in urban development, these multi-purpose innovative solutions are sleek, camouflaged, green and blend well with town-planning for modern metropolis cities.

The smart urban connectivity systems will not only serve as sharing infrastructure for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) but will also come with integrated security and surveillance features, advertising space, environmental information sources, smart street lighting, smart parking and even natural disaster monitoring systems. The company is also working on partnerships to be able to provide electric charging stations and so on, to be powered by the multi-purpose poles.
The release said that under this agreement, edotco will also deploy energy efficient systems that will translate to less energy and fuel consumption as well as reduce capital expenditure for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), allowing them to focus on their core business and further improve service levels.
Across its footprint, edotco has implemented a diverse range of solutions to bring reliable connectivity and deliver positive impact to the communities in its operating markets. In the six years it has been in operations the company has been furthering its commitment in the region by ensuring the right sharable infrastructure is constructed and managed to enable seamless connectivity. edotco’s growing partnerships with local authorities and corporations is also a testament of its commitment to not only addressing the digital gaps but also towards creating the right environment for the nation’s digital transformation aspirations, the release said.

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