(April 02, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) SLT selected Pooja Gauthami Umashanker as brand Ambassador for Broadband Services said Marketing and Sales Officer Ajantha Seneviratne of Sri Lankan Telecom at a press conference held at the Colombo Hilton. Her new role allows Pooja help shape the future of Sri Lanka by empowering Sri Lankans with endless possibilities of wireline broadband connectivity. He said. "She is the right choice to help achieve SLT’s goal of making broadband services accessible to the Sri Lankan. Her wide appeal combined with her love for Sri Lanka is the right choice the SLT has made. "Pooja is the perfect ambassador and also she is also an enthusiastic user of the wireline broadband services.
Sri Lanka Telecom is one of the country’s most valuable blue chip companies with an annual turnover in excess of Rs 40 billion. NTT Communications Corporation of Japan owns a 35.2% stake in Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), 49.2% is owned by the Government of Sri Lanka and 15.3% is listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange. The company was also awarded an AAA (sri) rating by Fitch Ratings Lanka followed by a BB- international rating by Fitch International and Standard & Poor’s.
SLT Group has a customer base of over two million including multinational corporations, large and small corporate, retail and domestic customers. Today with NTT Communications of Japan as a strategic partner, SLT provides facilities and services: voice, data, video and mobile to its customers, which are unmatched in scope. These services range from domestic and international voice, advance data transmission services which include internet services on leased lines, broadband [on ADSL] and dial up, data circuits, frame relay solutions to IP services such as IP-VPN based on IP-MPLS technology, total corporate solutions of multiple services, satellite uplink services and mobile telephony through the fully owned subsidiary Mobitel.
With a view to making Sri Lanka a broadband island, SLT is in the process of introducing the necessary infrastructure in the form of NGN [Next Generation Networks] using optical fibre backbone and broadband services such as IMS, IPTV etc. SLT also provides high speed global connectivity to countries in the South Asian region through its investments in international submarine cables such as SMW3, SMW4 and the Bharat Lanka submarine cable [between India and Sri Lanka] and Dhiraagu-SLT submarine cable system between Maldives Islands and Sri Lanka.
Newly incorporated SLT Hong Kong Ltd, a fully owned subsidiary of Sri Lanka Telecom, is fully geared to provide services such as IP transit, IPVPN, IPLC and International voice traffic transit services to global telecom operators and corporates in Hong, Kong.
- Sri Lanka Guardian
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