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Dialog launches SL’s first TIER III Certified Data Centre and Media Hub

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Dialog Axiata Group announced on Friday the commissioning of Sri Lanka’s first Tier III certified Data Centre and Media Hub. 

Dialog, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider and a leader in the provision of world class Enterprise Solutions was recently awarded a TIER III Constructed Facility Certification (TCCF) from the UPTIME Institute for its state-of-the-art Data Centre infrastructure located at Malabe. 


Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure Minister Harin Fernando launching the project while Axiata Group Berhad Managing Director/President and Group CEO Tan Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim, Axiata Group South Asia Region CEO Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya and Dialog Axiata Group CEO Supun Weerasinghe look on 

The Tier III certified Data Centre and Media Hub that houses a state-of-the-art satellite earth station was launched by Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure Minister Harin Fernando and Axiata Group Berhad Managing Director/President and Group Chief Executive Officer Tan Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim.

Dialog’s TIER III Data Centre will going forward extend the very latest in hosting and co-location services alongside a suite of cloud services to Sri Lanka’s enterprise and Government sectors, the company said in a statement.

The Tier III certified Data Centre is expected to significantly enhance the Sri Lanka’s digital infrastructure by aligning the country’s hosting and colocation facilities to Global TIER III standards.  

TIER III standards place stringent demands on several facets of data centre construction and performance including but not limited to security systems, fail-safe operational methodologies, redundancy and temperature control systems. 

 The most advanced data centres in the world are built to comply with Tier-III standards, and the UPTIME Institute awarded this prestigious certification to Dialog after rigorous inspection of the facility including failure simulations. All mechanical and network components at the centre are built with world-class equipment conforming to approved best practices, with future proof environmental, energy management considerations.

Dialog Television, Sri Lanka’s premier digital satellite pay TV service provider, is proud to launch the Media Hub that enables downlinking and monitoring of Standard Definition (SD) and High Definition (HD) channels from 10 leading geo stationary satellites orbiting the Earth. 

The Dialog Media Hub co-located at the Data Centre Premises in Malabe consists of Sri Lanka’s largest satellite earth station and a state-of-the-art Network Monitoring Centre that supports the broadcast of over 130 international and local channels delivering high quality infotainment, sports, movies, music, news and religious programs to over 900,000 subscribers across the country.

Speaking on the subject, Dialog Axiata Group Chief Executive Officer Supun Weerasinghe, said: “It is indeed a proud achievement for us at Dialog Axiata Group to launch the first tier III Data Centre and Media Hub in the country, and to spearhead the acceleration of our nation’s digitisation agenda. The launch of our new state-of-the-art Dialog Data Centre and Media Hub together with our investments in the 100G plus Bay of Bengal Gateway Submarine Fibre optic network which delivers the single largest infusion of bandwidth will ensure that Sri Lanka’s enterprise and government sectors will have the most secure and scalable infrastructure to position Sri Lanka as a leader in the digital era.”

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