Colombo, December 8, 2017
Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider and only network to support 4G VoLTE (Voice over Long Term Evolution) for Apple iPhones, Dialog Axiata PLC, announced the launch of the all new iPhone X at 12.00 am on the 8th of December, 2017 at the Dialog Iconic where one lucky fan won a free iPhone X and numerous others received an array of freebies.
Authorised reseller and partner network for Apple, Dialog, grants unparalleled after sales services with warranties to users, island wide.
Jaffna, November 29, 2017
Dialog’s ‘Digital Transformation Initiative’ Leapfrogs toward Digital and Financial Inclusion in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, Dialog Axiata PLC and Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) collaborate to pilot a digital payment platform roll out across 200 ATM locations in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province. The announcement was made today at the launch ceremony held in Jaffna.
24th August 2017, Colombo
The wait is finally over! Dialog, the authorised reseller and partner network for Apple has introduced the all new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, available at all Customer Care Centres island wide.
As Sri Lanka’s No.1 and fastest network, and the only network that supports 4G VoLTE (Voice over Long Term Evolution) for Apple iPhones, Dialog offers the ultimate iPhone experience for its customers through network leadership.
07th November 2017. Colombo.
Dialog Axiata PLC announced, Tuesday 7th November 2017, its consolidated financial results for the nine months ended 30th September 2017. Financial results included those of Dialog Axiata PLC (the “Company”) and of the Dialog Axiata Group (the “Group”) post-consolidation with subsidiaries Dialog Broadband Networks (Pvt) Ltd (“DBN”), Dialog Television (Pvt) Ltd (“DTV”) and Digital Holdings Lanka (Pvt) Ltd (“DHL”). Following the acquisition of Colombo Trust Finance PLC on 12th September 2017, the assets and liabilities of Colombo Trust Finance have been reflected in the consolidated balance sheet of the Group.
Colombo, October 30, 2017
In support of the ongoing relief operations to help those affected by floods and landslides, Shraddha Media Network in partnership with the Maha Karuna Buddhist Society - Malaysia, Theravada Buddhist Council - Malaysia, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Disaster Management and Dialog Axiata PLC commenced the construction of a new building for landslide-affected Kalubovitiyana Maha Vidyalaya in the district of Matara. The foundation stone laying ceremony took place on the 20th of October, 2017.
16th October 2017, Colombo
Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier telecommunication services provider, unveils yet another cutting-edge technology solution with its foray into Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT). The first to launch the technology in South Asia, NB-IoT is a narrowband radio technology specially designed to enable seamless connectivity amongst devices using Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technology. NB-IoT is activated on Dialog’s network island wide through a software upgrade to existing 4G base stations, allowing consumers to utilise the benefits of IoT.
The introduction of NB-IoT to market, increases the adoption of emerging IoT technology and other related devices. Operating in a licensed and regulated spectrum, NB-IoT is less susceptible to interference and enables secure and reliable communication. It was introduced as an enhancement to the 4G LTE network standard in June 2016, and has several key enhancements for connecting billions of devices to the internet using existing LTE infrastructure. Key features of the technology include longer battery life for devices, unified coverage, secure connectivity, high reliability and easy deployment into existing cellular network architecture.
The foundation stone laying ceremony of the proposed ‘Seneha Siyapatha Gammanaya’ at Ehaliyagoda, Rathnapura, initiated by Sri Lanka’s premier telecommunication services provider, Dialog Axiata PLC, was held under the auspices of Hon. Anura Priyadarshana Yapa MP, Minister of Disaster Management.
Hon. John Senevirathne MP, Minister of Labour and Trade Union Relations, Hon. Dunesh Gankanda MP, Deputy Minister of Disaster Management, Hon. Karunarathna Paranawithana MP, Deputy Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training, Amali Nanayakkara, Group Chief Marketing Officer, Dialog Axiata PLC, Malani Lokupothagama, District Secretary Rathnapura, R.H.S. Disanayake Divisional Secretary, Eheliyagoda, representatives from the Ministry of Defense, representatives from the Sri Lankan Navy, representatives from the Sri Lankan Air Force also graced the foundation stone laying ceremony as special invitees.
Colombo, August 22, 2017
Mr. Asanga Priyadarshana, Head of Business - Mobile Telecommunications, Dialog Axiata PLC, Mr. Michael Macdonald, Chief Technical Officer, Huawei South Asia Region, Mr. Shunli Wang, CEO Huawei Lanka, Mr. M. Kingsly Fernando, Actg. Director General of Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka, Mr. Supun Weerasinghe, Director/Group Chief Executive, Dialog Axiata PLC , Mr. Austin Fernando, Secretary to the President and Chairman of Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka, Mr. Todd Ashton, President Ericsson Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Mr. Vinod Samarawickrama, Country Manager Ericsson Sri Lanka & Maldives, Mr. Pradeep De Almeida, Group Chief Technology Officer, Dialog Axiata PLC
Sri Lanka yet again showcased its dominance as the regional hub for telecommunications with Dialog Axiata demonstrating 5G (Generation) Technology for the first time in South Asia, paving the way for next generation wireless connectivity with speeds in excess of 35 Gbps (Gigabits Per Second).
The ground-breaking 5G technology capability trial was carried out by Dialog Axiata in partnership with Ericsson and Huawei at the Dialog Iconic in Colombo, in the presence of Mr. Austin Fernando, Secretary to the President and Chairman of Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka, Mr. Dumindra Ratnayaka, Chairman of the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka and Mr. M. Kingsly Fernando, Actg. Director General of Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka. The demonstration established the capabilities of 5G technology to deliver throughputs in excess of 35 Gbps on the 5G Radio (Air) Interface, setting a solid foundation for the future evolution of the nation’s Broadband connectivity to a technology generation well ahead of South Asia.
August 22, 2017, Colombo
Licensed Telecommunications Operators announced that all mobile and fixed line subscribers will be granted a 10% bonus usage on Internet Packages/cards as a special gesture to mark the removal of Telco Levy by the Government.
Operators in a joint statement said that the removal of the Telco Levy on internet by the government is a forward looking move towards improving affordability and creation of a digital Sri Lanka.