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Smart City Initiatives

edotco to ensure better connectivity in Sylhet city

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 19 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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edotco to ensure better connectivity in Sylhet city
Sylhet City Corporation mayor Ariful Haque Choudhury and edotco Bangladesh head of Sales and Marketing Reven Dewan sign an agreement in Sylhet on Sunday.

edotco Bangladesh signed an agreement with Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) on Sunday to deploy smart poles in the SCC areas and build a smart city.

The partnership aims to ensure that citizens of SCC have accessibility and improved connectivity, said a press release.

The smart pole solution will help mobile network operators and other technology service providers to enhance their network capacity.

This is also expected to meet the emerging demand of increased data usage by the end consumers.

To meet the current growth in data traffic, this innovative and sustainable solution will support to reduce data congestion, provide positive customer experiences. This will also contribute to achieve the nation’s digital ambition by addressing the infra readiness to cater advanced technologies in the upcoming days.

Initially, edotco will be working with two sites under SCC which expects to expand in the future upon a mutual understanding with the said authority.

SCC mayor Ariful Haque Choudhury was present at the event.

This was also attended, among others, by edotco country managing director Ricky Steyn, director (operations) Md Monowar Sikder, and Reven Dewan, head of Sales and Marketing of edotco Bangladesh and SCC chief executive officer (additional secretary) Bidhayak Roy Chowdhury.

This was also attended by SCC secretary Fahima Yasmin, chief engineer Nur Azizur Rahman, chief estate officer Yasmin Nahar Ruma, chief revenue officer Md Motiur Rahman Khan and executive engineer (electricity) Md Ruhul Alam.

Earlier, edotco Bangladesh signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) to build the same kind of smart poles in the dense urban areas of the capital.

edotco Bangladesh currently owns and operates over 12,000 telecom towers throughout Bangladesh.