Sri Lanka’s national telecom provider (SLT) has joined hands with the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) to provide telecom support to empower and facilitate the efficient functioning of the primary activities of the airport.
The new international airport is expected to expand the local aviation industry whilst being a catalyst for the country’s economic development enabling increased international trade and tourism.
Commenting on the services provided to the MRIA, Group CEO of SLT, Lalith De Silva said, “SLT is proud to be an important part of the country’s economic development strategies by providing the MRIA with the most reliable and state of the art communication infrastructure enabling Intelligent Solutions and the company’s flagship triple-play offers: Telephone, Broadband & PeoTV”.
“We aim to create value for our country’s economy and new airport by providing them with all the benefits of enhanced ICT services, thereby creating a more conducive atmosphere for local and international companies to do business”.
SLT has already completed its solid and reliable fibre optic and ethernet based network infrastructure with a ring architecture for IP backbone to enable unified communication services to facilitate voice, data and multimedia applications. The intelligent communication solutions built on SLT’s communications backbone and its state-of-the art data centres, allows mission critical real-time data and multimedia applications, such as IP telephony, video surveillance unified applications and data hosting requirements.
SLT’s total communication solution will facilitate all the MRIA commercial partners including Airport & Aviation Services (SL) Limited, Sri Lanka Custom, CPC, BOC, Peoples Bank, Foreign Employment Bureau, State Intelligence Service, SLAF, Immigration & Emmigration, SriLankan Airlines and Sampath Bank. Furthermore, the Sri Lankan Airlines office in the MRIA has also been given an IP voice-data integrated solution as a managed service.
Mr. Kiththi Perera, Chief Enterprise & Wholesale Officer of SLT, said “The development of Sri Lanka’s ICT infrastructure would go a long way in developing a closer relationship with large enterprises and small to medium sized businesses. We assure MRIA of our commitment to provide quality and reliable services and to enhance our offerings through SLT Intelligent Solutions portfolio for the business segments”.
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