Thursday 24th April 2014

Huawei leads globe in 4G LTE technology

Published : 12:00 am  February 12, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  1 Comment  |  293 views  |  

Award-winning ICT company continues to set the benchmark in deploying new technology Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, continues to lead the way in deploying 4G LTE technology across the globe, according to Huawei Sri Lanka CEO Daniel Sun. Huawei LTE has set a global business footprint covering more than 100 capitals and 9 top global financial centres across 6 continents, including London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Zurich, Seoul, Tokyo, Geneva and Toronto. As of November 2013, Huawei ranked top in the industry with 110 commercial LTE networks launched and 241 commercial LTE contracts signed. The company has helped leading global telecommunications... 


Nokia to unveil low-cost Android phone

Published : 12:00 am  February 12, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  171 views  |  

REUTERS: Nokia will unveil a low-cost smartphone running a version of Google Inc’s Android operating system, despite the company’s close partnership with Microsoft Corp and its competing Windows system, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The handset division of the Finnish company, which is in the final stages of being acquired by Microsoft, will show off the new phone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona later this month, the report said on Monday, citing unidentified sources who were familiar with the matter. Nokia and Microsoft declined to comment. The new Android phone will be aimed at emerging markets and will not feature some of Google’s higher-end, custom Android... 


Indian IT sector exports seen picking up pace in FY15: Nasscom

Published : 12:00 am  February 12, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  76 views  |  

REUTERS: Exports by India’s IT outsourcing sector are expected to rise 13-15% in the fiscal year starting April, an industry lobby group said on Tuesday, as an improving global economy encourages banks and companies to boost spending on technology. IT services exports in 2014-15 are forecast to rise to as much $ 99 billion, according to the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom). The increase in growth rate compares with an estimated 13 percent rise in fiscal 2014, the lobby added. “Clearly compared to what we saw in the industry 12 months ago to now, we are seeing a far more positive momentum in our major markets,” Nasscom Chairman Krishnakumar Natarajan, also... 


CA Sri Lanka to kick off its much sought after cyber-crime fighting diploma this month 

Published : 12:22 am  February 11, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  366 views  |  

The much sought after cyber-crime fighting diploma offered by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) will kick off in mid-February and will be conducted by a versatile expert from India, who specialises in the subject. The Diploma in Information Systems Security Control and Audit (DISSCA) jointly conducted jointly by CA Sri Lanka and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India has received rave reviews with participants of the past programs terming the diploma course as a program that enhances skills and helps add value to their career. Union Bank Senior Manager – IS Audit Shiran Punchihewa said that the DISSCA program was helpful for IS audit professionals... 


SLT Regional Office in Galle modernised to enhance customer experience

Published : 12:21 am  February 11, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  332 views  |  

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the premier ICT Solutions Provider in the country recently declared open its newly renovated Regional Telecom Office in Galle at a special opening ceremony. The office, which was reopened with a new look is now fully equipped with the latest facilities and services and is geared to seamlessly connect customers in the Southern province with world class information, communication and entertainment services, and provide them with superior and more enhanced service experience. The office was officially declared open by SLT Group Chief Executive Officer Lalith De Silva in the presence of top officials of SLT that included Chief Regional Officer Chinthaka Wijesooriya, Chief... 


Micromax launches Canvas 4 ‘The Phone that Can’

Published : 12:21 am  February 11, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  345 views  |  

Building on the tremendous success of the Canvas series, Micromax, has announced the launch of its much anticipated smartphone – Canvas 4. Canvas 4 combines great hardware and loads of great software features that make the device a great enabler for consumers. Exemplifying sleekness and simplicity, the Canvas 4 sports full aluminum mid-housing and users can now ‘blow’ to unlock their smartphone. Equipped with a 13MP camera with image sensor, the Canvas 4 promises the users an outstanding shooting experience with face detection, photosolid to increase precision, geo-tagging, touch focus, smile and face detection, four direction panorama and 1080p video recorder. Users can also enjoy... 


Microsoft hopes new, old leaders can rekindle magic

Published : 12:00 am  February 10, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  439 views  |  

 Nadella considered ‘safe’ choice but can he innovate? Only third CEO in Microsoft’s 39-year history John Thompson succeeds Gates as chairman Gates says will spend 1/3 of his time on Microsoft SEATTLE (Reuters): Microsoft Corp is betting a mix of old and young blood will revive the aging technology pioneer, but new Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella may find it tough to push change with co-founder Bill Gates and former CEO Steve Ballmer breathing down his neck. The 46-year-old India native and former enterprise business chief takes on the monumental task of exploring new directions – but with Gates as his consigliere, and on a strategy that Ballmer orchestrated with the board. That... 


50 new Nenasalas coming up in time for Deyata Kirula 2014

Published : 12:00 am  February 10, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  257 views  |  

The ICT Agency of Sri Lanka says that 50 new Nenasalas (wisdom outlets) are scheduled to be set up in the Kegalle, Kurunegala and Puttalam Districts parallel to the 2014 Deyata Kirula national exhibition. Under this program five new Nenasalas in the Kurunegala District were declared open to the public by Telecommunication and Information Technology Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya  recently. Participating in the inauguration of these five Nenasalas, Minister Siyambalapitiya explained that Nenasalas help Sri Lanka become the region’s knowledge hub as they help the country become 75% ICT literate. “Making Sri Lanka South Asia’s knowledge hub is a goal put forward by President Mahinda Rajapaksa... 


Mobitel provides new Wi-Fi service for inbound tourists

Published : 12:00 am  February 10, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  1 Comment  |  204 views  |  

The National Mobile Service Provider, Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel has embarked on a new initiative to provide free Wi-Fi services to the Sri Dalada Maligawa, offering an informative online guide to tourists who visit the historic temple. The new Wi-Fi service will facilitate inbound tourists who visit the temple to access the internet, and will also enable them to use an interactive voice guide which would direct them through each part of the temple. This voice guide will be available in multiple languages, in order to cater to tourists from a variety of nationalities. The voice guide will provide insightful information and visual imagery on the Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic. The interactive... 


Softlogic appointed Authorised Service Provider and distributor for innovative Apple products

Published : 12:00 am  February 10, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  1 Comment  |  317 views  |  

Launches new Apple Service Centre in Sri Lanka Softlogic Information Technologies, one of the premier IT companies in Sri Lanka and a pioneering subsidiary of Softlogic Holdings, was recently appointed as an Authorised Service Provider (ASP) and distributor for Apple products in Sri Lanka. Through the partnership, Softlogic promises to deliver an enhanced experience to the Apple corporate and consumer markets in the country. Softlogic is also the Authorised Distributor and distributor for several other leading global brands allowing the company to offer an extensive range of hardware and software in Sri Lanka. All new Apple products including the iPod portable media players iPod Shuffle, iPod... 


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