Complements President’s 10th “Gama Samaga Pilisandara” Programme
As the National ICT and Telecommunications service provider, SLT-MOBITEL recorded yet another first by deploying enhanced Voice & 4G/Data connectivity solutions at Meemure – an iconic village in the island nation – in conjunction with the President’s 10th “Gama Samaga Pilisandara” programme, on 13th February, 2021.
To power the village of Meemure, SLT-MOBITEL implemented a permanent base station, enabling them to get aboard the digital revolution taking place in the country. A village amidst the beauty of nature, located near the border between the Kandy and Matale Districts in the Knuckles Mountain Range, Meemure is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Sri Lanka.
The lack of connectivity had long been a shortcoming for the people in the area, and SLT-MOBITEL recognised their need and ensured that it was addressed in a wholesome manner, and to complement the President’s visit to the village.
SLT-MOBITEL took steps to ensure that the children of the village would be able to truly connect with the rest of the country as they donated IT equipment to the Meemure Primary School, Kandy and set up a Smart Class Room solution at the Kaikawala Kanishta Vidyalaya in the area.
SLT-Mobitel is committed to bridging the digital divide by empowering rural areas with connectivity solutions and the recent initiatives to facilitate the President’s Gama Samaga Pilisandara programme further reaffirms the company’s pledge in leading Sri Lanka towards an info com and knowledge rich society.
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 LTE network in Sri Lanka for two consecutive years by Ookla, the global leader in internet speed and testing applications.