Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the national ICT solutions provider entered into a partnership with Asiainfo International Pte Ltd, a leading IT solution and service integrator in the global communication industry, to introduce digital products and solutions to the Sri Lankan market. The agreement will facilitate SLT to develop viable digital solutions to consumer, SME and enterprise segments in the country, and will make a significant contribution towards Sri Lanka’s journey of digital transformation. The agreement was signed by CEO / SLT, Kiththi Perera and Vice President and Regional Head / Asiainfo, Michael Chan at SLT premises recently.

The entire globe is being swept by the digital revolution today. Sri Lanka is no exception to this, with Sri Lanka’s ICT industry being at the forefront of this transformation. With digitalization comes numerous benefits including greater efficiency and productivity, increased GDP as well as improved standards of living for all. To keep abreast of the digital revolution, Sri Lanka has embarked on a journey of digitalization to make Sri Lanka the Digital Hub of the Indian Ocean by 2025. In view of this, SLT, the company that has been vested with the responsibility of being the backbone of Sri Lanka’s communication industry as the national ICT solutions provider and national backbone network services provider has also embarked on a transformational journey with its Vision 2022: to become the country’s most preferred digital lifestyle provider by the year 2022. It is in this wake that the company has entered into this key agreement with Asiainfo, to gain from the latter’s years of experience and expertise in IT innovation as well as integrating industrial solutions to facilitate the provision of digital products and solutions to the Sri Lankan market.

Giving his comments with regards to the partnership, SLT CEO Kiththi Perera said, “Digital is the future. The SLT Group remains passionate and committed to driving the digital revolution of Sri Lanka, and to transforming lives into digital lifestyles. This partnership with Asia Info International is one key step that we are taking towards realizing this vision. We are confident that we will be able to successfully leverage on Asiainfo’s expertise and knowledge in the areas of IT Innovation and service integration that will help us to effectively build a Digital Partner Eco System to steer our digital transformation journey and introduce more and more digital products and solutions to the market rapidly in the coming months.”

“The digital revolution is totally changing life as we know it, even as we speak. It calls for a total transformation of business models,” commented Michael Chan, Vice President and Regional Head of Asiainfo International. “We are excited to partner with SLT, the pioneering ICT company in Sri Lanka with its long and impressive history that spans over 160 years. We thank SLT for the confidence that they have placed on us. We remain confident that our expertise will help add value to SLT and facilitate the company to drive more digital services through its platforms that will help the company to successfully guide Sri Lanka into the new digital era.”

Participants from Asiainfo and SLT at the agreement signing from left to right include:

Mr. Prabhath Ambegoda - Chief Corporate & Digital Officer (SLT), Mr. Sam Liang - Senior program director & business consultant (Asiainfo), Mr. Michael Chan- Vice President and Regional Head (Asiainfo), Mr. Kiththi Perera – Chief Executive Officer (SLT), Mr. Priyantha Fernandez – Chief Operating Officer (SLT), Ms. Ishari Siriwardane – General Manager Digital Projects (SLT), Ms. Harshani Wijeratne – Deputy General Manager Legal (SLT).

 

About Asiainfo International Pte Ltd.

Asiainfo International Pte Ltd. is a high-tech Singapore based enterprise. It is a leading IT solution and service integrator in the global communication industry, possessing expertise in innovating and integrating industrial solutions. Asiainfo’s product portfolio offers leading telecom business support system (BSS) solutions by incorporating advanced technologies for cloud computing, big data and artificial intelligence, that empower global communication service providers to market cutting-edge services in the areas of 5G, IoT, Edge computing etc. AsiaInfo’s industry experience that spans over 25 years has provided tremendous support and empowered many telecommunication service providers in China as well as several renowned international operators.

 

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