edotco Group launches inaugural Infrastructure Design Competition in collaboration with University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
Expecting more than 100 entries from top engineering universities across 16 Asia countries
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 21
October 2021 -edotco Group
('edotco'), the region's leading telecommunications infrastructure services
company, is organising the first in Asia, Infrastructure Design Competition in
collaboration with the University Community Transformation Centre under
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia ('UCTC-UKM'). The competition is open to Year 3,
Year 4, and postgraduate Engineering students who are currently studying in
universities based in Malaysia, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, the
Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan,
Japan, Korea, and China.
edotco is organising the first Infrastructure Design
Competition in Asia, in collaboration with the University Community
Transformation Centre under Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia ('UCTC-UKM').
Themed "Infrastructure for Tomorrow: Designing the Future", this
competition is edotco's annual commitment to provide today's aspiring youths
with a platform to engage with experienced leaders, gain industry knowledge and
attain technology exposure while applying their skills to create innovative
solutions. The competition was piloted in Bangladesh last year to nurture
talents within the student community in the country and successfully garnered a
total of 28 contestants from 7 teams.
UKM is edotco's academia partner in
organising and leading the university-student engagement initiatives. Both
parties will join hands in the industry-academia mentorship sessions to coach
and mentor participants throughout the competition process to ensure the
outcomes align with the judging expectations.
Adlan Tajudin, Chief Executive
Officer of edotco Group said, "As a regional towerco, we acknowledge the
importance of nurturing innovation and cultivating the importance of
sustainability amongst the youth. Through this competition, we aim to spearhead
innovation while upskilling youths across Asia. It is a part of edotco's
ongoing efforts on fostering a future-ready workforce that is capable of
building next-generation technologies for the telecommunications
"The technical focus of the
competition brings together innovation, cost efficiency, feasibility &
functionality, and environment-friendly solutions. Education institutions play
an important role in shaping future telecommunication talents, and we are
delighted to work with UKM on creating this platform for skills development. We
look forward to involving these university students in our efforts of
developing a sustainable and efficient future, and we are excited to see the
creative ideas that are about to come," he added.
More than 100 submissions will be
accepted at the competition. To participate, students must form teams of 2 to 4
participants consisting of at least 1 student from the Civil Engineering major.
Upon successful registration, teams will be required to design a tower and
foundation that fits the next generation of telecommunication infrastructure
criteria based on the given Technical Framework. Over a period of 65 days,
edotco and Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment of UKM will conduct
mentorship sessions to coach participants on their projects and proposals.
The Top 5 entries will be selected
for a presentation to the panel of judges, consisting of experts from edotco, the
industry, and academicians from UKM, at the virtual Grand Finale that will take
place in March 2022. A total of 3 winners with innovative ideas will win cash
prizes totalling up to USD 5,000.
Established in 2012, edotco Group 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 Group operates and manages a
regional portfolio of over 41,700 towers across core markets of Malaysia,
Myanmar, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Philippines and Laos.
edotco strives to deliver outstanding performance in telecommunications infrastructure
services and solutions. Its state-of-the-art real-time monitoring service,
echo, has driven significant improvements in field operations while maximising
operational efficiencies in terms of battery, energy and fuel consumption for