OCK Group’s vision to build a pan-Asian tower company
Founder Sam Ooi shares insight into their footprint in Malaysia, entry into Vietnam, and contract with Telenor Myanmar
Having drawn considerable attention by securing a contract to build 920 towers for Telenor Myanmar late last year, Malaysia’s OCK Group has shaken up the Asian tower market once again with its acquisition of Southeast Asia Telecommunications Holdings Pte Ltd (SEATH) and their 1,938 towers for US$50mn. This is the largest tower transaction to date in the Vietnamese market, and we caught up with Sam Ooi, MD of OCK Group to find out more about his company, this exciting new deal, their activities in Myanmar and their pan-Asian vision.
TowerXchange: As this is our first interview with OCK Group, could you share some background on your company - how the business is financed, your credentials in Malaysia, your vision to form a tower company across multiple Asian countries?
Sam Ooi, MD, OCK Group:
OCK Group Berhad is Malaysia’s foremost telecommunications network service provider, listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.