2011-07-16 14:46:58


Dialog Axiata PLC in Sri Lanka and Multinet Pakistan (Private) Limited have entered into partnership to serve the global connectivity requirements of Sri Lankan and Pakistani companies. The goal is to leverage the strengths of both networks and deliver customized solutions to corporate customers doing business bilaterally. Both companies are dedicated towards creating seamless solutions at cost effective rates and deployed on an accelerated timeline. The combined network has been created via a ring architecture that is fully redundant in order to deliver optimal operational results to customers.

This collaboration will provide both Sri Lankan and Pakistani corporate customers access to a wide portfolio of international data, voice and video applications, in addition to value-added and managed services. This seamless and secure connectivity is ideal for companies that wish to minimize travel and do conferencing on-demand whilst simultaneously running other voice and data services on the same link.

Dialog has built a robust international network, having acquired capacity on all submarine fiber optic cables landing in the country. Its network delivers optimum cable and landing station diversity out of Sri Lanka to customers ensuring minimum service disruption at all times. The network is strengthened via its own Points of Presence (PoP) in key global locations in Singapore, UK and Hong Kong. Within Sri Lanka, Dialog has continued to expand fiber optic connectivity to customer premises in Colombo and continues to expand its reach to other parts of the country. It runs the largest domestic MPLS network in the country and offers redundant customer connectivity using both fiber and wireless solutions.

Multinet, a renowned telecommunication service provider in Pakistan, is well positioned to cater to international and domestic requirements through its close collaborations with international partners and rapid deployment of its nationwide fiber optic, IP/MPLS network in Pakistan. Multinet combines flexibility and dynamism in providing high-speed, scalable and seamless connectivity solutions to meet the increasing demands of its customers on a global scale.

Commenting on the company’s partnership with Multinet, Pakistan Mr. Suresh Sidhu, Dialog Axiata’s Chief Officer-Enterprise and Global Business, said, “We are extremely pleased to extend our partnership with Multinet even further. Together, we aim to offer Pakistani and international companies a new, more cost effective way to connect with each other. This will also benefit Sri Lankan companies with operations in Pakistan.”

Mr. Rashid Shafi, Senior Executive Vice President & CSO, Multinet Pakistan, remarked: “Our partnership with Dialog will enable us to deliver best in class service reach into Sri Lanka. We look forward to strengthening further, the relationship between the 2 nations through the deployment of high-quality, reliable solutions that support mission-critical communication needs of our customers”

About Dialog Axiata PLC

Dialog Axiata PLC, an ISO 9001 certified company, is a subsidiary of Axiata Group Berhad. The company operates 2.5G and 3/3.5G Mobile Communications networks supporting the very latest in multimedia and mobile Internet services. Dialog has the distinction of being the first 3G operator in South Asia to commence commercial operations. Its local coverage spans all provinces of Sri Lanka, while international roaming is provided in over 200 destinations. Dialog Axiata, the largest and fastest growing cellular service in Sri Lanka, serves a subscriber base in excess of 7 million Sri Lankans.

About Multinet Pakistan

Multinet Pakistan, is an innovative data and voice communication provider, committed to developing state of the art managed services solutions to meet the unique needs of its Carrier and Enterprise customers.

Multinet excels in providing leading edge connectivity solutions to B2B segments on its own digital optic fiber infrastructure spanning over 107 cities across Pakistan. Multinet has successfully expanded its long haul DWDM fully redundant, self-healing ring architecture network to over 6,000km and continues to aggressively invest in extending its reach further. www.multinet.com.pk