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Friday, 26th June 2020

Mobitel showcases South Asia’s first 5G Mixed Reality Live TV Show

TRCSL Director General Mr. Oshada Senanayake expressing his comments on the new 5G adoption by Mobitel and SLT PeoTV teams
Showcasing the transformational potential of 5G Technology, Mobitel Sri Lanka’s National Mobile Service Provider powered South Asia’s first 5G enabled Mixed Reality Live TV Show via its 5G Network in partnering with SLT Peo TV - Charana TV Channel. This historical moment in spearheading a new era of live TV Broadcasting with 5G Technology was graced by Mr. Oshada Senanayake, Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) and Mr. Rohan Fernando, Chairman of SLT and Mobitel.
During the showcase, Mr. Oshada Senanayake, Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) joined the live TV program “Aseema” interactively, from his office premises via Mobitel’s 5G network coverage at the TRCSL. The telecast was encompassed with Mixed Reality Technology for its viewers demonstrating how low latency and high speed capabilities in 5G Technology can make virtual reality boundaries seamless by allowing geographically dispersed participants to be connected into the virtual events in real time.
TRCSL Director General Mr. Oshada Senanayake was remotely connected to the Aseema programme of Charana TV via Mobitel's State of the art 5G connectivity
Further, Mobitel recently demonstrated the latest 5G connectivity at One Galle Face Mall highlighting the country’s need for 5G technology and related services as the leader of Sri Lanka’s digital transformation. 
Mobitel has been at the forefront of 5G deployments and public demonstrations leading the country's future digital landscape. On the 5th of April 2019 Mobitel successfully showcased South Asia’s first 5G deployment over a Mobile Network, connecting a commercial Mobile smartphone to its 5G network. Following the demonstration of 5G Speed tests using a commercial 5G smartphone for the first time in South Asia on 4th June 2019, Mobitel went on to achieve a new speed record of 1.55Gbps for South Asia on 7th June 2019, making a momentous landmark on 5G deployments across the globe.
Furthermore, Ookla has declared Mobitel as the Winner of the Speedtest Award™ for 2019, successfully winning the award for all four quarters consecutively as the Fastest Mobile Network in Sri Lanka due to the superior usage experience currently Mobitel offers to its loyal customer base well above other competitors.
Mobitel is proud to lead Sri Lanka’s Digital Transformation and will continue to enhance its world class network through 5G expansions in the near future. As the National Mobile Service Provider, Mobitel will stay true to its ‘We Care. Always’ motto and will continue to deliver better capacity and coverage, especially at this time where networks and connectivity have become more critical than ever before to Sri Lankans and to the country’s economic advancement.
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TRCSL Director General Mr. Oshada Senanayake and Mr. Rohan Fernando, Group Chairman of SLT and Mobitel taking part in the  “Aseema “ programmme of Charana TV


Mr. Rohan Fernando, Group Chairman of SLT and Mobitel expressing his valuable insights on Sri Lankan telecommunication industry
TRCSL Director General Mr. Oshada Senanayake and Mr. Rohan Fernando, Group Chairman of SLT and Mobitel taking part in the  “Aseema “ programmme of Charana TV
Thursday, 25th June 2020

Mobitel empowers special need children at SERRIC to conduct critical eLearning activities  

Upholding its well respected credentials as a caring mobile service provider, Mobitel continues its national duty to the nation by swiftly responding to urgent needs of citizens during the prevailing situation that the country is facing. In its latest endeavor, Mobitel partnered with Senehasa Education Resource Research and Information Centre (SERRIC) to provide free connectivity, enabling Children with special needs at SERRIC to continue their learning activities via online platforms such as ZOOM and MS Teams.

Senehasa Education Resource Research and Information Centre operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Defence, providing therapeutic and academic facilities while functioning as a resource and information centre for caregivers and teachers of special needs children. These students have been confined to their homes due to the pandemic but need to remain in touch with their teachers until normalcy returns, so that they do not fall back on their learning. Many of the special needs students at the Institute are children of war heroes who themselves provide a selfless service to the nation. By providing free connectivity, Mobitel has ensured that the students located across the country can afford to continue their education via online learning platforms.

Mobitel’s customer centric approach is demonstrated by its prompt response to the current crisis by extending superior connectivity and value added packages to empower customers to push through during challenging times such as the COVID 19 situation. This is one more amongst a host of impactful and meaningful initiatives done by Mobitel to support the nation’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic whilst leading Sri Lanka towards an info com and knowledge rich society.

Major PR Greshan -Physiotherapist Officer, SERRIC, Lt. Col KPM De A. Wijesinghe - SOI(Admin), SERRIC, Sonia Kottegoda, Chairperson, SERRIC, Shashika Senerath, Chief Marketing Officer, Mobitel, Nuwan Perera, District Manager, Mobitel, Shihan Zahir, Assistant Manager, PR & CSR, Mobitel Savani Dissanayake, Assistant Manager, Broadband, Mobitel


Thursday, 25th June 2020

mCash crowned with 3 top recognitions within 1 year  

x June 2020 Colombo: In a notable achievement, mCash, Mobitel’s mobile money platform, has been bestowed with some of the highest accolades within a short period of 1 year – successfully winning the Silver award at the LankaPay Technnovation Awards for Most Popular Payments FinTech App in 2019; winning the Gold award for ‘Online Brand of the Year’ at the highly-coveted SLIM Brand Excellence Awards in 2019; and being listed recently as the Top 10 eCommerce Brands by Brand Finance and LMD for 2020. Currently in its 7th year of operations, mCash has successfully expanded the scope of financial inclusivity and convenience for thousands of customers island-wide, propelling it to the forefront of digital platforms powering the nation today.

mCash has repeatedly pioneered the mobile financial industry with innovative solutions and winning these recognitions within a period of one year reflects the meaningful impact that the platform is having across the population. mCash strives to provide world-class digital services to its Customers and Partners which further its aim to bring Digital Inclusivity to Sri Lanka at a rapid pace.

mCash facilitates a wide array of services such as Deposits, Withdrawals, Sending & Receiving Money, Paying utility & Mobile bills, Finance & Leasing and Insurance payments, other institute payments, pay for shopping, online payments, applying for a Digital Loan, making charitable donations, Digital Standing Orders and robust B2B business solutions. It is poised to roll out LankaQR to island-wide locations from small corner shops to large super market chains within the next few months by fulfilling the national objective led by Central Bank of Sri Lanka which has named the year 2020, the year of Digital Transactions.

As a result of its various strategic partnerships with leading international and local, Banking & Financial institutions; mCash customers can look forward to an array of benefits such as exciting new products and services while simultaneously expanding mCash’s influence as the most versatile and convenient Mobile money platform. mCash continues to pioneer products and services to help fulfill its vision to bridge the digital divide and  to serve the unbanked and under-banked through affordable simplified mobile solutions.

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