edotco 360: Pakistan - Poised on the brink of a tower revolution
With regulatory support, MNO cooperation and potential tower deals on the horizon, all of the pieces are in place
Arif Hussain, Country Managing Director of edotco Pakistan has had a diverse and successful 20+ year track record in telecoms working with operators such as AT&T, Multi-Links and Multinet, and on the vendor side with Alcatel-Lucent in multiple global markets including the US, Europe, Africa and now Asia. Prior to assuming leadership of edotco Pakistan, Arif was the COO of Multinet, a subsidiary operating unit in the Axiata Group.
TowerXchange: When we last spoke to Group CEO Suresh Sidhu, edotco was managing 13,000km of fibre in Pakistan while awaiting receipt of a license to trade as a towerco, in anticipation of building ~200 towers for the local operators – what is the current state and focus of your Pakistani operation?
Arif Hussain, Country Managing Director, edotco Pakistan:
In Pakistan, our operations are more focused on building edotco’s brand attributes with our target MNO partners, leveraging on the strength that our regional 14,000 operational tower presence gives us.