SLT-Mobitel partners CSSL for National IT Conference 2020 as Joint Principal Sponsor

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From left: Mobitel Chief Marketing Officer Shashika Senerath, SLT Chief Marketing Officer Prabhath Dahanayake, Mobitel Acting Chief Executive Officer Chandika Vitharana, SLT Chief Executive Officer Kiththi Perera, CSSL President Prabath Samindra, CSSL Assistant Secretary Heshan Karunaratne, Mobitel Senior General Manager, Engineering and Operations Rasantha Hettithanthrige 

Continuing its support towards the empowerment of Information Technology, SLT-Mobitel, Sri Lanka’s national telecommunication service provider recently partnered with the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) as the Joint Principal Sponsor for the 38th National Information Technology Conference which was held in December 2020. The National IT Conference is one of the most anticipated ICT events in Sri Lanka as well as in the region. 

Hosted by the CSSL for the 38th consecutive year, the National Information Technology Conference (NITC) was themed ‘Towards a Sustainable Digital Sri Lanka’ with a goal of adding value to the participants in the areas of 5G, Industry 4.0, AI and IoT, Mobile Money, Digital Infrastructure and many more. The panel comprised of eminent ICT professionals representing both the private and public sector along with over 60 foreign and local prominent speakers and 1000 plus ICT professionals participating as delegates.

“As the nation’s telecommunication service provider, SLT-Mobitel is committed towards enriching lives empowering businesses with latest technological solutions. We believe such initiatives by the CSSL plays integral role in streamlining the Digital Roadmap and enabling the nation to achieve its vision in an efficient and effective manner. The SLT group is proud to have been part of this year’s conference, powering the IT sector in Sri Lanka,” said SLT Group Chief Executive Officer Lalith Senevirathne.

Sri Lanka Telecom PLC is the national Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions provider and the leading broadband and backbone infrastructure services provider in Sri Lanka for over 163 years. SLT enables opportunities that empower Sri Lankans and elevates the country’s standing in the global arena. SLT’s transformation into a digital service provider has seen the Company move beyond telecommunications services to provide a variety of services and solutions that cater to a digital lifestyle. 

Mobitel, the mobile arm of SLT launched the First Commercial 4.5G/4G+ Mobile Network in South Asia in 2018 and was the first network in South Asia to successfully showcase the deployment of 5G over a Mobile Network by connecting a commercial Mobile smartphone to its 5G network exceeding speeds of 1.55Gbps. Mobitel has made great strides in recent years to expand its influence in NB-IoT, Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Critical Communication technologies and solutions and has been adjudged as the Fastest 4G-LTE network in Sri Lanka for two consecutive years by Ookla, the global leader in internet speed and testing applications.