Sri Lanka hopes to fill its skies with Google’s Loon balloons

Sri LankaBloomberg — Sri Lanka has enjoyed an era of strong economic growth since its bloody, 26-year civil war ended in 2009. To keep it going, the government is trying to make the island nation a technology hub. It’s investing in new undersea Internet cables, putting money behind startups, and working with Microsoft to embrace cloud computing. It’s also been wooing Google and Facebook to host tests for some of their most ambitious experiments, from self-driving cars to drones. First up: the balloons.

SLT says it now provides island-wide telephone and network coverage

Sri LankaSunday Times — Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the national telephone service provider which started its ‘i-Sri Lanka’ project in 2011,says it has covered every nook and corner of the country in providing telephone and network coverage. The closing ceremony of the project will be officially held tomorrow (28 March) at the Waters Edge in Colombo, as stated at a media briefing held at the SLT headquarters in Colombo on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka Telecom to open country’s first Tier 4 data center

Sri LankaData Center News — Sri Lanka Telecom has laid the foundation stone for Sri Lanka’s first Tier 4 ready data center. The new facility, located in the newly proposed Tech city area, will have capacity for 500 racks. The new data center will serve enterprise and government customers, in a move SLT says will save customers ‘large sums of money’ by eliminating the need for them to maintain their own data centers.

Facebook and Google to enter Sri Lanka in June this year

Sri LankaSunday Times — While Sri Lanka being a developing island with many new innovations and technologies evolving, international big players and multibillionaires such as Facebook and Google are eyeing to enter the country in June this year.  Minister of Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure, Harin Fernando made this disclosure at the Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) launch of SEA-ME-WE 5 submarine cable system together with the launch of SLT’s Tier 4 National Data Centre, at the Presidents House in Colombo on Monday.

SLT introduces new submarine cable system

Sri LankaThe Nation — In 2014, SLT proudly announced its partnership with 15 international telecommunication operators representing 17 countries in the formation of a consortium in order to build the South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE 5) state-of-the-art undersea cable system. The SEA-ME-WE 5 submarine cable system spans approximately 20,000 km whilst offering POP-to-POP (Point of Presence) solutions from Singapore to Europe via France and Italy. The system connects 17 countries and serves as a new platform for the future development in the ICT industry.

SLT introduces new submarine cable system

SLT introduces SEA-ME-WE 5 submarine cable system and first tier 4 ready data center

Sri LankaThe Island —In 2014 SLT proudly announced its partnership with 15 international telecommunication operators representing 17 countries, in the formation of a consortium in order to build the SEA-ME-WE 5 state-of-the-art undersea cable system. The 1st of February 2016 marked the arrival of this multi-regional superhighway in Sri Lanka by the opening of the – cable-landing station building for the SEA-ME-WE 5 in Matara.

Sri Lanka Telecom launches national cloud platform

Sri LankaTelecom Asia — Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) has launched Akaza, the country’s automated national cloud computing platform that provides cloud computing services for businesses. Akaza’s technology typically integrates all of its cloud services inclusive of IaaS, STaaS, PaaS, DaaS, SaaS and CaaS with the business management platform of corporate enterprises, SLT said in a statement.

Sri Lanka Telecom deploys Ruckus Smart WiFi nationwide with Alepo

Sri LankaMSI-ASIA — Sri Lanka’s national ICT solutions provider, Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), has deployed Ruckus Smart WiFi products and technology across the Indian island nation with the help of Ruckus’ channel partner Alepo. According to Ruckus, SLT is combining its Ruckus ZoneFlex indoor and outdoor access points (APs), centrally managed with the Ruckus SmartCell Gateway (SCG), with Alepo BSS/OSS software infrastructure to help create a seamless, high-performance Ruckus Smart WiFi network.

SLT strengthens multiple global connectivity options

Sri LankaColombo Page — June 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s leading ICT solutions provider and National Backbone operator, Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) is aggressively pursuing new markets in the region. Building international connectivity is a key aspect of this strategy. SLT’s global coverage was significantly strengthened via multiple undersea optical fibre cable systems: SEA-ME-WE 3, SEA-ME-WE 4, Bharat-Lanka (between India and Sri Lanka) and Dhiraagu (between Maldives and Sri Lanka).

SLT enhances global connectivity options

Sri LankaSri Lanka Telecom (SLT) has announced that, following its recent upgrade to the SEA-ME-WE 4, capacity increased 3-fold, enabling the system to accommodate speeds using 100G technology. The SEA-ME-WE 4 cable network is owned by a consortium of 17 leading telecom carriers from 15 countries. Currently, SLT says it is in the process of implementing global connectivity project, the SEA-ME-WE 5 international undersea cable system with a total design capacity of 24 Tbps and 100G technology.–1088459