November 7th, 2018 (Colombo)
Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, announced the launch of embedded SIM (eSIM) support for Apple iPhones. Dialog subscribers can now access advanced eSIM features, enabling them to enjoy the simple onboarding and use of two mobile numbers on the latest iPhone devices, iPhone Xs, Xs Max and XR.
November 12th, 2018 (Colombo)
Ericsson and Dialog bagged the coveted ‘IoT Initiative of the Year’ award at the annual Global Telecoms Awards (GLOTEL) on 8th November, 2018 in London. The award was bestowed by GLOTEL for the successful roll-out of South Asia’s first commercial Massive IoT network supporting both Cat-M1 and Nb-IoT technologies, earlier this year. With cellular IoT expected to reach an estimated 3.5 billion connections in 2023, the power of Massive IoT will be harnessed to accelerate a connected-life and digitise industries.
November 14th, 2018 (Colombo)
(L-R) Pradeep De Almeida, Group Chief Technology Officer, Dialog Axiata PLC, Jeremy Huxtable, Group Chief Officer - Dialog Enterprise, Dialog Axiata PLC and Dr. Rainer Deutschmann, Group Chief Operating Officer, Dialog Axiata PLC at the exclusive preview of the Next Generation HUAWEI Mate 20 Series.
Huawei announced Dialog as the Exclusive Partner Network for the Huawei Mate 20 Series, its flagship range of next generation intelligent smartphones with the world’s most advanced first 7nm Mobile AI Chipset, at an exclusive preview where Dialog Club Vision and Enterprise customers were privy to a first-hand experience of the device.
December 4th, 2018 (Colombo)
Gamer.LK, the leader in Esports and Digital Entertainment experiences in collaboration with Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, Dialog Axiata PLC, will be hosting Sri Lanka’s largest Digital Entertainment and Technology Expo for the second consecutive year. The Dialog Play Expo is set to showcase the latest technology and experiences available for digital entertainment enthusiasts and opens opportunities for anyone interested in audio, video, music, movies, gaming and their related technologies.
Colombo, November 27th, 2018
Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, partnered China’s leading third-party online payment solution, Alipay, to extend the eZ Cash platform to Chinese tourists in Sri Lanka. Through its first partnership in Sri Lanka, Alipay intends to expand reach by leveraging Dialog’s multiple merchants and touchpoints, extending payment services to Chinese visitors in Sri Lanka.
November 16th, 2018 (Colombo)
Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider and only network to support 4G VoLTE capabilities for Apple iPhones, Dialog Axiata PLC, announced the launch of the all new range of iPhones, the big screen iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, and the phone that is brilliant in every way, the iPhone XR.
09th November 2018. Colombo.
Dialog Axiata PLC announced its consolidated financial results for the nine months ended 30th September 2018. 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”), Digital Holdings Lanka (Pvt) Ltd (“DHL”) and Dialog Finance PLC (“DFP”).
The Group continued its growth momentum across Mobile, Fixed Line, Digital Pay Television and Tele-infrastructure businesses to record a consolidated revenue of Rs80.6Bn for the nine months ended 30th September 2018, demonstrating strong growth of 16% Year-to-Date (“YTD”). The Group revenue grew 5% Quarter-on-Quarter (“QoQ”) and 15% Year-on-Year (“YoY”) to reach Rs28.0Bn for Q3 2018. On the backdrop of revenue growth and cost rescaling initiatives, Group Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortisation (“EBITDA”) grew 26% YTD to reach Rs31.2Bn for the first nine months of 2018. The EBITDA was recorded at Rs10.8Bn for Q3 2018, up 5% QoQ and 15% YoY. The Group EBITDA Margin was accordingly recorded at 38.6% on YTD basis.
November 5th, 2018 (Colombo)
Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider has announced the launch of Yeheli.lk/Thozhi.lk, an anonymous messaging platform that connects users with expert advice, available on web and Android app. In simpler terms this platform digitally connects subject matter experts to user queries with an intelligent platform by Dialog. The service is offered in collaboration with Women in Need, a leading organisation in the country committed to the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls. The Yeheli platform is powered by technology from Mayalogy Ltd, a Bangladesh based technology company.
October 26th, 2018 (Colombo)
Insureme.lk, Sri Lanka’s first online platform for comparing insurance policies, launches Per Day Motor Insurance in partnership with Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, and licensed insurance providers Fairfirst Insurance Ltd, HNB General Insurance Ltd. and People’s Insurance PLC, to facilitate an affordable and innovative insurance scheme that offers per day full insurance covers for all Sri Lankans.
October 21st, 2018 (Colombo)
Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, in partnership with Ericsson, world leader in communications technology and services along with the Ministry of Telecommunication, Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish Sri Lanka’s first state-of-the-art 5G Innovation Center. The first of its kind in the country, the Innovation Center will encourage Sri Lankans to collaborate and create next generation IoT and ICT innovations and serve the country’s digital footprint through strategic partnerships, stimulating entrepreneurship and facilitating a collaborative shared learning environment.