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Thursday, 26th නොවැම්බර් 2020

First PMI award being presented in 2015 for Network Expansion

 
Demonstrating its excellence as the best in class telecommunication service provider in the Asia Pacific Region, SLT Mobitel, achieved yet another significant milestone by bagging the most esteemed Project Excellence Award (PMI) 2020, by the Project Management Institute (PMI) for its Stage VIII Project themed “Project Rural MPowerment”. 
 
Conceptualized to empower every Sri Lankan with digital inclusivity, the Project facilitated rural areas by providing 4G technology across the country. Having embarked on the project in 2018 with two leading strategic partners namely Huawei and ZTE, the Mobitel team concluded the project 5 months ahead of its planned schedule. This multi-million-dollar endeavor involved establishing 5400+ base stations including over 3000 4G LTE nodes. As a result, people in and around the rural areas were provided with supreme connectivity and extended broadband coverage. 
 
In 2019 alone, Mobitel made an investment of over USD 100 million in expanding its network and will invest another USD 25 million in 2020 to provide superior connectivity and broadband experience to every Sri Lankan. Having completed just before the Covid 19 outbreak, the project enabled school children to continue their education through e- Learning platforms and helped the corporate sector to adopt to the WFH concept with no interruptions. Further, the project not only enabled to people in rural areas to connect with the world but also empowered the SME sector by facilitating them with broadband accessibility thus increasing their contribution to the national economy.
 
Commenting on the achievement, Lalith Seneviratne, Group CEO, Sri Lanka Telecom Group said “Being recognized internationally for a national level project by the Project Management Institute is a tremendous honor, and I would like to thank the Team Mobitel for their untiring commitment, dedication and loyalty to complete this project in record time. This high level of achievement has not only brought glory to Sri Lanka but has also shown that the skills and capabilities of local professionals to compete in the international market as well. I would like to thank our valued stakeholders, government officials and the PMI Sri Lanka Colombo Division, who went above and beyond duty extending their invaluable support in helping us to secure this coveted accolade”.
 
Commenting further on this award, Nalin Perera, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mobitel said “it is indeed an honor and privilege to receive this coveted award for the second time. At Mobitel, we are committed to leading Sri Lanka towards the next phase of digital revolution and such recognitions by international bodies further strengthens our purpose in bringing people close to what matters the most to them. I would also like to thank our stakeholders and government officials for their continuous commitment and support”. 
 
Through its global advocacy, collaboration, education and research, PMI has been delivering value for more than 2.9 million professionals globally to develop their career in Project, Program and Portfolio management. The PMI Project Excellence Award is given annually to 5 winning projects, selected region wise which best deliver the superior organizational results, performance in project management practices and positive impact to the society. Being awarded with such a global recognition has elevated the team to a new level of confidence and while further strengthening Mobitel’s position in local telecommunication market as well.
Tuesday, 24th නොවැම්බර් 2020

eChannelling partners with National Transport Medical Institute to facilitate online reservations in obtaining driving license medical tests

eChannelling, the digital health arm of the National Mobile Service Provider, Mobitel, and the largest digital healthcare services provider in Sri Lanka, partnered with the National Transport Medical Institute (NTMI) network to extend convenience and accessibility to customers who need to fulfil the mandatory requirement of a medical test when applying for a driving license. Pioneering yet another first, eChannelling’s efficient and convenient digital health care service will empower the National Transport Medical Institute’s network to be accessible to customers with ease. The partnership is aligned with the Government’s ambition to create a digitalized economy by leveraging on digital technology to power its institutions. This partnership between eChannelling and the National Transport Medical Institute paves the way for a digitally inclusive society where the Institute’s services can be accessed by one and all safely and securely through eChannelling’s digital platform. 
 
Keeping customer convenience at the forefront, eChannelling offers anywhere, anytime booking via multiple channels and payment methods whilst using cutting-edge technology for greater efficiency and convenience. Customers can make an appointment by calling 225 from any mobile network or 1225 from SLT network; via the eChannelling Website (www.echannelling.com) or via its mobile app, and receive an SMS giving the time slot allocation. Further, all the NTMI branches (26 branches) are now connected to a central digital platform where customers can book appointments for their driving license Medical tests from home or through a mobile phone.  
 
National Transport Medical Institute endeavors to reduce road accidents in Sri Lanka by conducting proper Medical Fitness of driver applicants.  By certifying a healthy driver behind the wheel, NTMI envisions to be the leader in the transport medical field and create a healthy generation that is well equipped physically and mentally. 
 
With a network of 260+ recognized hospitals, more than 5500 Doctors, over 2000 outlets and covered on any mobile network, eChannelling is the easiest way to channel doctors anywhere and at any time. It is the first company in Sri Lanka to offer a complete e-commerce based service in the health sector and one of the first public quoted technology companies in the Colombo Stock Exchange. eChannelling PLC is a subsidiary of Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd.
 
 
Mr. Rohan Fernando, Chairman of SLT and Mobitel addressing the gathering during the Launch of Online medical test facilitated by the SLT group. 
 

Hon. Dilum Amunugama, State Minister of Vehicle Regulation, Bus Transport Services and Train Compartments and Motor Car Industry, addresses the gathering during the launch of the NTMI- Mobitel Partnership

Hon. Gamini Lokuge, M.P. Minister of Transport, launching the online medical test facilitated by the SLT group, accompanied by Dr. Savindra Gamage, Chairman of NTMI, Mr. Rohan Fernando, Chairman of SLT and Mobitel, Hon. Dilum Amunugama, State Minister of Vehicle Regulation, Bus Transport Services and Train Compartments and Motor Car Industry.

Wednesday, 4th නොවැම්බර් 2020

Mobitel unveils newly-launched Apple Watch Series 6 and SE devices 

Mobitel, Sri Lanka’s National Mobile Service Provider and the authorized reseller for Apple devices such as iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches unveiled the highly-anticipated, newly-launched Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS version) and Apple Watch SE (GPS version) in Sri Lanka recently. This latest product launch further consolidates Mobitel’s position as the preferred and most trusted partner for Apple devices in Sri Lanka. 
 
 
The Apple Watch Series 6 System in Package (SiP) is up to 20% faster than the Series 5. The Always-On Retina display of the Series 6 is 2.5x brighter outdoors when the wrist is down. Both models allow syncing of favorite music, podcasts, and audiobooks while the GPS model lets the user take calls and reply to texts from the wrist. Users can track daily activity on and see trends in the Fitness app on iPhone while measuring workouts like running, walking, cycling, yoga, swimming, and dance. They allow checking of the heart rate any time via the Heart Rate app and provide notifications for high and low heart rate. WatchOS 7 provides sleep tracking, cycling directions, and new customizable watch faces. Both models come with a swim proof design, built-in compass and real-time elevation readings. They also offer a unique feature which detects if the user has taken a hard fall, and automatically call emergency services. Both watches require an iPhone 6s or later with iOS 14 or later and come in the most colorful lineup yet, including captivating colours such as Silver Aluminum, Gold Aluminum, Space Gray Aluminum, Red Aluminum and Blue Aluminum.
 
The Apple Watch Series 6 and SE can be purchased online via Mobitel.lk and in store at the Mobitel X Station Branch on Duplication Road through special credit card offers including Union Bank (3, 6 and 12 months 0% plan), AMEX (up to 20 months 0% instalment plan) and Commercial Bank (6, 12, 18 and 24 months 0% plans). Prices start from LKR 76,990 /- upwards and with Credit card monthly instalment rates starting from LKR 3,850 /- Upwards. All Apple products purchased from Mobitel are assured of genuine warranty with after sales and customer care services.
 
 
Mobitel customers have always had the opportunity to experience the latest technology of Apple devices coupled with Mobitel’s network quality, offering seamless connection to elevate their lifestyle. Mobitel leads the mobile telephony sector in Sri Lanka in terms of network quality and high speed broadband. The company was awarded as the as the No. 1 mobile service provider to offer ultra-fast broadband connectivity in Sri Lanka by Ookla, the global leader in internet and mobile broadband speed testing. In 2018, Mobitel launched the First Commercial 4.5G/4G+ Mobile Network in South Asia. In April 2019, Mobitel was the first network in South Asia to successfully showcase the first 5G deployment over a Mobile Network by connecting a commercial Mobile smartphone to its 5G network. In addition, Mobitel’s advanced 4G LTE technology enables users to enjoy superior experience of enjoying high definition streaming videos and Multimedia Online Gaming (MMOG), making it the best mobile service partner for maximizing the exciting features in all Apple devices.
 

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