edotco Malaysia launched a Smart Bus Shelter

edotco Malaysia Sdn Bhd today successfully launched a Smart Bus Shelter equipped with telecommunication solutions in line with Malaysia’s digital goals. The proof of concept (POC) provides coverage at street level and is a testbed for a connected Penang in preparation for 5G implementation.

In addition to a telecommunications solution in the form of small cells with high capacity throughput, it has additional conveniences for commuters built into the bus shelter. This smart street asset is equipped with charging facility, and a CCTV camera as well as a panic button to enhance safety. It also acts as a WiFi hotspot. Energy is provided by rooftop solar panels which tap a readily available renewable resource and reduce dependency on the grid.

5G requires densification of telecommunications infrastructure to realise its full potential and ensure smooth user experience. Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) recently reported that Malaysians increasingly access the internet via smartphones (93.1% in 2018) compared to four years ago (74.3% in 2014). It is projected that by 2022, the average data consumption per user will be 1GB a day. Street assets can address this need and meet the bandwidth requirement.

edotco Malaysia is committed to enabling connectivity and increasing capacity for all Malaysians in support of greater digital connectivity. The Smart Bus Shelter is edotco Malaysia’s latest installation of agile telecommunications solutions to support the demand for capacity and connectivity speed needed in densely populated areas. edotco Malaysia is an integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company that holds NFP license since 2012. The company owns and operates over 10,000 towers across the nation.