SLT and AsiaInfo International sign MoU

Daily FT

27/04/2019

SLT and AsiaInfo International sign MoU

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the national ICT solutions provider, entered into a partnership with AsiaInfo International Ltd., a leading IT solutions and service integrator in the global communications industry, to introduce digital products and solutions to the Sri Lankan market.

The agreement will facilitate SLT to develop viable digital solutions to the consumer, SME and enterprise segments in the country, and will make a significant contribution towards Sri Lanka’s digital transformation journey. The agreement was signed by SLT CEO Kiththi Perera and AsiaInfo Vice President and Regional Head Michael Chan at SLT premises recently.

The entire globe is being swept by the digital revolution today. Sri Lanka is no exception to this, with Sri Lanka’s ICT industry being at the forefront of this transformation. With digitalisation comes numerous benefits, including greater efficiency and productivity, increased GDP as well as improved standards of living for all. To keep abreast of the digital revolution, Sri Lanka has embarked on a journey of digitalisation to make Sri Lanka the digital hub of the Indian Ocean by 2025. In view of this, SLT, the company that has been vested with the responsibility of being the backbone of Sri Lanka’s communication industry as the national ICT solutions provider and national network services provider, has also embarked on a transformational journey with its Vision 2022: to become the country’s preferred digital lifestyle provider by the year 2022. It is in this wake that the company has entered into this key agreement with AsiaInfo, to gain from the latter’s years of experience and expertise in IT innovation as well as integrating industrial solutions to facilitate the provision of digital products and solutions to the Sri Lankan market. Regarding this, Kiththi Perera said: “Digital is the future. The SLT Group remains passionate and committed to driving the digital revolution of Sri Lanka, and to transforming lives into digital lifestyles. This partnership with AsiaInfo International is one key step that we are taking towards realising this vision. We are confident that we will be able to successfully leverage AsiaInfo’s expertise and knowledge in the areas of IT innovation and service integration that will help us to effectively build a digital partner ecosystem to steer our digital transformation journey and introduce more and more digital products and solutions to the market rapidly in the coming months.”

“The digital revolution is totally changing life as we know it, even as we speak. It calls for a total transformation of business models,” commented Michael Chan. “We are excited to partner with SLT, the pioneering ICT company in Sri Lanka, with its long and impressive history that spans over 160 years. We thank SLT for the confidence that they have placed in us. We remain confident that our expertise will help add value to SLT and facilitate the company to drive more digital services through its platforms that will help the company to successfully guide Sri Lanka into the new digital era.”

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