Mobitel Launches South Asia’s first NB-IoT Network at Techno 2017 in Sri Lanka

Mobitel, Sri Lanka’s National Mobile Service Provider showcased the nascent NB-IoT technology (Narrow Band Internet of Things) for the first time in South Asia at the recently concluded Techno 2017 exhibition in Sri Lanka which took place from the 13th-15th of October 2017. 

Mobitel organizes MedHack, the first-ever Medical Hackathon in Sri Lanka

Mobitel launches first “Smart Bus Halt” in Sri Lanka

The National Mobile Service Provider Mobitel takes a pioneering step forward in the transformational change of Colombo in to a Smart City with its state-of-the-art Smart Bus Halt situated at Town Hall, Colombo. This significant step, spearheaded by the Mobitel Innovation Center, showcases the ways in which touch of technology can propel the experience of an everyday commuter to new heights.

Mobitel receives award for Company of the Year for Innovation at IAIR Awards in Hong Kong

The National Mobile Service Provider, Mobitel received the prestigious award for “Company of the Year for Innovation” at the Le Fonti IAIR Awards held in Hong Kong recently. The award was presented to Mobitel for its outstanding performance in the field of innovative service offerings and for its leadership in the ICT field in Sri Lanka. Mobitel is the first operator in Sri Lanka to achieve this international award and recognition. 

SLT Mobitel together with Sirasa TV launch Sri Lanka’s first ever Technology and Innovation based reality TV show “Kotiyak Vatina Adahasak”


The National Mobile Service provider together with Sirasa TV launched Sri Lanka’s first ever technology based innovation reality TV show “Kotiyak Vatina Adahasak” recently. The programme is powered by SLT Mobitel who has conceptualized the programme and it is produced and planned to be aired by Sirasa TV for local TV.

Mobitel Trials 4.5G another first in South Asia.

Colombo – 17th June 2016

Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel, the National Mobile Telecom Service Provider, announced today that it has successfully trialed 4.5G LTE-Advanced Pro Technology which is capable of achieving speeds exceeding 1 Gbps. 

Infotel 2015

Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd has taken part in Infotel 2015, with the concept of connected bus halt. The stall consisted with number of new features including personalized advertising, weather monitoring, free wifi zone and a smart vending machine. Attendees of Infotel 2015 were able to experience these new concepts developed by Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd. Smart vending machine and personalized advertising were inspired by the crowd.


As an initiative of “National Scale”  project endorsed by Department of Archaeology,  Mobitel developed an iBeacon mobile application  targeting the audience who has an interest on exploring the cultural heritage and archaeology of Sri Lanka. The said mobile application would be expected to act as an “Electronic Portal” promoting national heritage and archaeological value of Sri Lanka. 


Mobitel hosted the first ever Google IO Extended Sri Lanka in 2013. Then the second event in 2014 concluded with resounding success accommodating over 3000 Google Enthusiasts. Hackathon was held successfully in 2015 for the third consecutive time at Trace Expert City - Maradana.