Mobile phone tower company edotco Bangladesh today successfully installed the first rooftop-based carbon fibre tower in Bangladesh in Technical Mor in the capital.
The deployment was possible by the continuous research and development of edotco, in exploring the usage of innovative materials in structures for higher efficiency and sustainability, said a press release.
edotco Bangladesh Managing Director Darryll Sinnappa said, “We aspire to be at the frontier of innovation, introducing pioneering solutions to help accelerate development.”
“This installation of rooftop carbon fibre towers will pave the way for future deployments to enhance connectivity and contribute towards the vision of Digital Bangladesh 2021,” he added.
Carbon fibre structures hold the key to seamless connectivity in crowded spaces, and densely built cities, where buildings have low weight bearing.
The inherent properties of carbon fibre make it an ideal solution for rooftop-based installations as it results in a structure 70% lighter than conventional steel but with up to ten (10) times the tensile strength.
Carbon fibre towers have high rigidity to better withstand harsher climate conditions such as strong wind forces. This attribute is particularly significant in Bangladesh which faces tropical cyclones due to its unique
In addition to that, carbon fibre is also highly corrosion resistant.
This characteristic, along with its other properties, contribute to a longer perpetuating lifespan in which maintenance costs are also greatly reduced over time.
All these characteristics cumulatively result in lower total cost of ownership (TCO) of around 20%. edotco aims to reduce TCO by up to 40% as they garner more experience in the deployment of carbon fibre structures and reduce customisation requirements.
In totality, carbon fibre structures are a greener solution due to the reduced usage of steel and carbon emissions in its manufacturing, with close to 40% reductions on like-to-like structure basis, reports BSS.