DNCC, edotco sign deal for Smart City poles

Special Correspondent

9 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

DNCC, edotco sign deal for Smart City poles

edotco Bangladesh, an integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company in Bangladesh, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) on Tuesday to build smart poles in corporation areas. 

The deployment of this smart pole brings the public private ecosystem together in a joint effort to provide uninterrupted connectivity to the citizens.

This smart pole street furniture solution will boost network coverage with ensuring the demand for data usage.

With the current growth in data traffic, rather than building additional tower sites in close proximity of each other this innovative, sustainable solution will be able to ease data congestion while ensuring an enhanced customer experience, said a release.

Built as 4G or 5G ready infrastructure, the deployment of these solutions are also in line with meeting the nation’s digital ambitions.

Under the project, smart features like free wifi, digitalised waste management system through smart bins and real-time air quality monitoring features will be provided in key locations, all of which will come as a benefit to the citizens.

The integrated solution will also have provisions for security surveillance, energy-saving LED light and digital signage.

Speaking at the occasion, Md Atiqul Islam, Mayor of DNCC, said, “We are committed to ensuring improved city experience to our citizens. By turning Dhaka into a Smart City through such smart city initiatives, we will move one step closer to achieving the Digital Bangladesh vision.”

He said, “Our citizens get the most accessible connectivity anytime, anywhere after implementing the project.”

edotco Bangladesh Country Managing Director Ricky Steyn said, “Our partnership with DNCC is the testament our commitment of partnering towards developing an enhanced, sustainable telecommunications landscape that fits with urban planning aesthetics.” 

“We aspire to not only create a city that is seamlessly connected but also one that will give the city dwellers a feeling of living in a city that is well connected, safe, and secured,” he added.

edotco Bangladesh currently owns and operates over 11,000 telecom towers throughout Bangladesh.