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Reaffirming its management in Telecommunication and Know-how, SLT-MOBITEL Cellular was awarded the distinguished worldwide award for the ‘Best Innovation in Telecommunication’, on the World Innovation Congress held in Mumbai, India on twenty fourth March 2022.

The recognition is a testomony to SLT-MOBITEL’s deployment of the progressive Sub-1GHz band LTE community answer, designed to additional broaden rural broadband penetration in Sri Lanka. The Sub-1GHz band LTE know-how additionally centered on enhancing telecommunication infrastructure and help providers specifically to help clients in rural areas throughout Covid-19 lockdown intervals.

Commenting on the popularity, Lalith Seneviratne, Group Chief Govt Officer, SLT-MOBITEL stated, “it gives us immense pride and joy to witness our innovative work being recognized on an international level. World Innovation Congress is a world-renowned body for recognizing innovative businesses across the world, and we take pride as the National ICT Solutions Provider to receive this prestigious award. Whilst the recognition has brought glory to Sri Lanka, it has also enabled us to save Forex outflows and regain the national spectrum resources in the 900 Band; otherwise wasted due to cross border interference. This innovative solution could only be realised because of the support extended by the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL), in making Sri Lanka empowered with 4G LTE connectivity island wide. On behalf of SLT-MOBITEL, we are thankful to TRCSL for the continuous support extended throughout in making Sri Lanka a technologically advance nation.”

SLT-MOBITEL Cellular’s progressive Sub-1GHz 850MHz LTE community additionally supplied unprecedented help throughout Covid-19 journey restrictions when broadband had turn into a necessity for everybody. As a result of well timed deployment of the LTE community, the general public have been in a position to do business from home, conduct on-line schooling, have interaction in telemedicine, and proceed enterprise and transactions.

Commenting on the achievement, Chandika Vitharena, CEO, Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd. stated, “Winning the Best Innovation in Telecommunication at the World Innovation Congress reaffirms the company’s continuous innovation drive and technology leadership in the intensely competitive market of Sri Lanka. The award reflects our teams’ hard work and untiring dedication for innovative connectivity solutions. As the only local mobile service provider, we are happy to see that our initiatives are supporting the nation to move forward in the technology space and are being recognized both nationally and internationally.”

Throughout this difficult interval, with the progressive deployment of wider broadband protection LTE community, SLT-MOBITEL Cellular supplied free entry for on-line academic platforms and Nationwide College based mostly zoom platforms, providing inexpensive additional GB quantity packages to help uninterrupted schooling throughout the time.

Moreover, through eChannelling, a subsidiary firm, SLT-MOBITEL Cellular provided distant physician consultations (telemedicine providers), medical and vaccination appointments, and ensured on-line drugs deliveries to help well being providers.

SLT-MOBITEL Cellular additionally supplied excessive precedence providers to Work-From-Residence functions reminiscent of Zoom, MS TEAMS, and Google Meet to supply clients one of the best broadband expertise. SLT-MOBITEL Cellular was additionally acknowledged by Ookla®, the worldwide chief in mounted and cellular broadband community testing functions, information and evaluation because the ‘Fastest Mobile Network in Sri Lanka’ consecutively in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Moreover, driving digital inclusivity and boosting rural connectivity, SLT-MOBITEL continues to help nationwide stage initiatives such because the ‘Gamata Sanniwedanaya’ programme collaborating with the TRCSL which goals to supply 100% 4G LTE connectivity to the nation. With 5G deployment plans happening, SLT-MOBITEL continues to put money into enhancing its 5G prepared community infrastructure and has invested over USD 800Mn to bolster broadband providers in Sri Lanka.



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