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Dialog and Ideamart host Sri Lanka’s first ever NB-IoT Hackathon

2018-03-21 lankabusinessonline
Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, in collaboration with Ideamart, hosted Sri Lanka’s first NB-IoT Hackathon (NB-IoT: Narrowband Internet of Things). The first to launch the technology in South Asia in October 2017, NB-IoT is a narrowband radio technology specially designed to enable seamless connectivity amongst devices using Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technology. Held on the 17th of March, the hackathon consisted of 9 teams tasked with creating NB-IoT solutions using Dialog’s IoT platform or making existing solutions NB-IoT compatible.

Axiata unit eyeing data centre in Sri Lanka

PETALING JAYA: Axiata Group Bhd subsidiary is venturing into data centre business in Sri Lanka by buying a 35% stake in Digital Reality (Private) Ltd for 262.5 million Sri Lankan rupees (RM6.62mil). (6-0)

Dialog invests Rs262.5mn for new Data Centre JV in Sri Lanka

2018-03-20 lankabusinessonline
Mar 20, 2018 (LBO) – Dialog Broadband Networks, a fully owned subsidiary of Dialog Axiata has entered into a joint venture with St. Anthony’s Property Developers to establish, operate and manage a Data Centre in Sri Lanka.

Dialog employs robots to up game in customer service

Dialog Axiata PLC in collaboration with Arimac Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, announced the introduction of an intelligent humanoidrobot, as a customer assistant at the Dialog Iconic flagship store.

Buddhist mobs target Sri Lanka's Muslims despite state of emergency

2018-03-07 in.reuters
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Buddhist mobs attacked mosques and businesses belonging to Sri Lanka’s minority Muslims overnight, police said on Wednesday, despite the imposition of a state of emergency to restore peace in the bitterly divided island.

Buddhist mobs target Sri Lanka's Muslims despite state of emergency

2018-03-07 channelnewsasia
Buddhist mobs attacked mosques and businesses belonging to Sri Lanka's minority Muslims overnight, police said on Wednesday, despite the imposition of a state of emergency to restore peace in the bitterly divided island.

Ericsson, Dialog Axiata Roll Out Massive IoT in Sri Lanka

2018-03-05 zacks
Ericsson (ERIC - Free Report) has partnered with Dialog Axiata PLC — Sri Lanka's largest telecommunications services provider — to launch the first commercial Massive IoT network in Southeast Asia that supports both Cat-M1 (Category M1) and NB-IoT (Narrow Band IoT) technologies. (11-0)

Stocks edge up from 2-week low in thin trade

Sri Lankan shares inched slightly higher yesterday from a two-week closing low, but foreign selling amid political uncertainty weighed on trade, stockbrokers said. The Colombo stock index ended 0.08 percent firmer at 6,557.02, edging up from its lowest close since February 14 hit on Wednesday. Sri Lankan markets were closed for a holiday on Thursday. The index fell 0.28 percent this week.

Ericsson and Dialog partner to roll out first commercial IoT network in Sri Lanka

2018-03-02 lankabusinessonline
Mar 02, 2018 (LBO) – Dialog Axiata PLC, a local telecommunications provider, and Ericsson have rolled out the first commercial Massive IoT network supporting both Cat-M1 and NB-IoT technologies in South Asia.

Ericsson & Dialog partner to roll out first commercial massive IoT network in SL

2018-03-02 lankabusinessonline
• First commercially available Massive IoT network in South Asia, supporting both Cat-M1 and NB-IoT • Software activation on existing LTE network for fast deployment • Accelerates the proliferation of IoT devices by offering superior coverage, long battery life and cost-effective solutions to enterprises

Asian markets finish week on a high

Asian markets ended the week on a positive note following the lead from Wall Street, with energy firms lifted by a rally in  oil prices.

Dialog Axiata FY 2017 NPAT Rs10.8Bn, Rs27.3Bn Invested in Infrastructure

2018-02-09 lankabusinessonline
• Net Profit After Tax Rs10.8Bn • Recommended Dividend: 35% of Earnings, 46 Cents per Share • Direct and Indirect Contribution in Taxes, Fees and Levies to GoSL: Rs35.7Bn • Investment in High Speed Broadband and Other Infrastructure: Rs27.3Bn (1-0)

FTA with Malaysia: Will it Lead to an Expansion in Flow of Trade and Investment with Sri Lanka?

2018-01-05 lankabusinessonline
Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, who was on an official visit to Sri Lanka in December 2017 to mark the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, has agreed with his counterparts, to expand cooperation in fields such as trade and investment. He said a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) would be useful to expand bilateral trade and steps would be taken to explore its feasibility during his meetings with President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Dialog Axiata launches Sri Lanka’s first digital venture capital fund

Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak ceremoniously launching the Dialog Axiata Digital Innovation Fund while (R-L) Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamad, Minister of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia, Tan Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim, President and Group CEO of Axiata, Supun Weerasinghe, Group Chief Executive, Dialog Axiata PLC, Harin Fernando MP, Minister of Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure, Rajan Anandan, General Partner, BOV Capital and Prajeeth Balasubramaniam, General Partner, BOV Capital look on

PM: Sri Lanka offers wide investment opportunities to Malaysia

2017-12-19 themalaymailonline
Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak shakes hands with his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe in Colombo, Sri Lanka December 19, 2017. — Reuters pic COLOMBO, Dec 19 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak describes his official visit to Sri Lanka as very successful in opening investment opportunities to Malaysia as that country is now on the eve of economic recovery.