Cisco announces Strategic Partnership for Cyber Security Summit 2014

Published : 12:00 am  June 16, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  314 views  |  

For the second consecutive year, Cisco, the worldwide leader in IT has joined the ‘Cyber Security Summit 2014’ as the Strategic Partner. The summit on 5 August in Colombo, held for the second consecutive year, will comprise a Breakfast Meeting with CEOs of top corporations, Cyber Security Summit for IT professions targeting senior officials from the corporate and government sectors, and a ‘Night Hack’ – an informative evening. The summit will feature high profiled international IT security experts including those who have worked with the Interpol and Fortune 500 companies. Titled ‘EC-Council Cyber Security Summit 2014’, the event is co-organised by CICRA Consultancies Ltd. – Sri... 


ICT literacy now 50% thanks to Mahinda Chinthana and ICTA: Siyambalapitiya

Published : 12:00 am  June 16, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  244 views  |  

ICT literacy that was 4% when President Mahinda Rajapaksa became President in 2005 is now 50%, said Telecommunication and Information Technology Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, participating in the inauguration of 11 Nenasalas (wisdom outlets). The Minister said that out of the 4% persons ICT literate in 2005, 3% were from Colombo and only 1% was from rural areas. The Minister said that this was much due to the contribution the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) made towards implementing the Mahinda Chinthana Policy statement of the Government. The flagship project in this regard was the 1,000 Nenasalas project implemented by ICTA. This was carried out  based on a concept of President Mahinda... 


World Cup opener gets more Facebook comments than Oscars

Published : 12:00 am  June 16, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  160 views  |  

Reuters: Brazil’s 3-1 win over Croatia in the World Cup opener on Thursday generated 58 million posts on Facebook, almost five times more than this year’s Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood, the social media company said on Friday. The most commented play on Facebook was Neymar’s first goal, which levelled the match after Brazil fell behind early with an embarrassing own goal. The second most talked-about play was the controversial penalty that led to Neymar’s second goal, putting Brazil ahead for the first time. With 16 million posts, Brazil was the most active country on Facebook during the game, followed by the United States and England. “That number represents more than 20 times... 


SLT emphasises on sharing ICT infrastructure in State drive towards SMART Sri Lanka

Published : 12:00 am  June 16, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  2 Comments  |  389 views  |  

Move will bring down operator costs, improve efficiency and productivity Increase consumer affordability Minimise foreign exchange outflows Future focused gigantic global connectivity – high capacity national fibre optic backbone network – high speed next generation accesstechnologies in place Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the flagship national ICT solutions provider and the national backbone network operator, has emphasised that Sri Lanka is marching towards achieving the country’s ICT objectives, to accelerate economic development targeting the global model which projects that a 10% increase in broadband penetration will lead to 1.38% increase in GDP. A strong, reliable and islandwide ICT... 


SLT upgrades to NetCracker’s digital business platform

Published : 12:00 am  June 13, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  295 views  |  

Waltham, MA: NetCracker Technology, a leading provider of Telecommunications Operations and Management Systems, announced today in a press release that Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) has chosen to upgrade its existing NetCracker billing and mediation environment to NetCracker’s next-generation billing, rating and active mediation solutions. Sri Lanka Telecom is Sri Lanka’s national ICT solutions provider and leading broadband and backbone infrastructure service provider. SLT delivers quad-play services to consumers; 4G LTE; FTTx; Wi-Fi hotspots; carrier grade Wi-Fi technology; advanced IP-networking and applications to small, medium and large business customers; and wholesale network and traffic... 


Dialog, Mobitel launch GSMA Mobile Connect trial

Published : 12:00 am  June 13, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  372 views  |  

GSMA Mobile Connect provides users consistent and interoperable approach to managing account authentication; Major SIM technology providers voice support for Mobile Connect The GSMA has announced that leading Sri Lankan operators Dialog Axiata and Mobitel will launch a beta trial of the GSMA Mobile Connect service that will allow consumers to conveniently, securely and consistently access a wide array of digital services by using their smartphones and feature phones as devices for authentication. The service will be launched in conjunction with select Sri Lankan online service providers including Kapruka, MyDeal and WoWand will be made available to participating subscribers by the end of June. The... 


BOI signs agreement with ERP service provider Totalamber

Published : 12:00 am  June 13, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  1 Comment  |  340 views  |  

Totalamber Ltd. recently announced the signing of an agreement with the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka, with plans to further invest in the talent and IT skills of local graduates to better serve its growing client base in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) support solutions and business intelligence services. The agreement was signed in the presence of BOI Chairman Dr. Lakshman Jayaweera, with the BOI Certificate of Registration being formally accepted by Totalamber Vice President Asia Pacific Asela Samarapperuma, from the Minister of Investment Promotion Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena. The BOI approval sees UK headquartered Totalamber Ltd., continually investing in Sri Lanka. It is expected that... 


Eleven new Nenasalas for N-W Province

Published : 12:00 am  June 13, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  155 views  |  

Eleven new Nenasalas will be set up in the Kurunegala and Puttalam districts on 14th instant (June) says the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA). According to ICTA these Nenasalas (wisdom outlets) are set up under the ‘1000 Nenasala’ program implemented based on a concept of President Mahinda Rajapaksa for empowering the rural community via information and communication technology. These Nenasalas are equipped with modern ICT facilities including internet. ICTA sources point out that it is significant that 11 Nenasalas are inaugurated in one day and that it is hoped that by the end of the year the target of 1000 Nenasalas is reached. Telecommunication and Information Technology Minister Ranjith... 


Etisalat Lanka receives GSMA accreditation for HD Voice

Published : 12:00 am  June 13, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  384 views  |  

Etisalat Lanka in a statement yesterday said it has become the first mobile operator in Sri Lanka to be certified by the GSMA, for High Definition Voice (HD Voice). This accreditation means Etisalat Lanka is now among the twenty six international mobile operators to meet the internationally recognised criteria pertaining to noise cancellation, voice clarity and multiple technical features. Etisalat Lanka is also the only mobile operator to be included in the GSMA’s HD Voice Ecosystem. Expressing his views, Etisalat Lanka acting CEO Wail Salman stated, “Having met the criteria set by the GSM Association, in their efforts to standardise the services provided by telecommunication operators around... 


Dialog unveils two cool new smartphones

Published : 12:00 am  June 13, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  358 views  |  

Dialog’s own-branded device range continues to transform and set price benchmarks in the sphere of high-quality smartphones, offering a rich user experience and best value for customers. Dialog has now added two new smartphones to its range. The sleek Dialog Smartphone Q243 is the second edition in the 4 inch series with a 4.3 inch screen and is considered one of the slimmest devices at just 7.8 mm. It runs on an Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system, equipped with an ARM Quad Core processor. With an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front camera for video calling, the Q243 will bring out some cool and clear pictures for the latest fad of selfies and it also includes the ultra-cool... 


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