Sri Lanka Telecom, the national ICT solutions provider entered into a partnership with Singapore-based enterprise – AsiaInfo International, a leading IT solution and service integrator in the global communication industry, to introduce digital products and solutions to the Sri Lankan market.
The agreement will facilitate SLT to develop viable digital solutions to consumers, SMEs and enterprise segments in the country, and will make a significant contribution towards Sri Lanka’s journey of digital transformation. The agreement was signed by Kiththi Perera, CEO, Sri Lanka Telecom and Michael Chan, Vice President and Regional Head, AsiaInfo. To keep abreast of the digital revolution, Sri Lanka has embarked on a journey of digitization to make Sri Lanka the Digital Hub of the Indian Ocean by 2025. In view of this, SLT that has been vested with the responsibility of being the backbone of the country’s communication industry has also embarked on a transformational journey with its Vision 2022: to become the country’s most preferred digital lifestyle provider by the year 2022. It is in this wake that SLT has entered into this key agreement with AsiaInfo, to gain from the latter’s years of experience and expertise in IT innovation.
Kiththi Perera, CEO, SLT, commenting on the partnership said, “Digital is the future. SLT Group remains passionate and committed to driving the digital revolution of Sri Lanka, and to transforming lives into digital lifestyles. This partnership with AsiaInfo International is one key step that we are taking towards realizing this vision. We are fully confident that we will be able to successfully leverage on the expertise and knowledge of AsiaInfo in the areas of IT innovation and service integration that will help us effectively build a Digital Partner Eco System to steer our digital transformation journey and introduce more and more digital products and solutions to the market rapidly in the coming months.”
“The digital revolution is totally changing life as we know it, even as we speak. It calls for a total transformation of business models,” commented Michael Chan, Vice President and Regional Head, AsiaInfo International. “We are excited to partner with SLT, the pioneering ICT company in the island with its impressive history that spans over 160 years. We thank SLT for the confidence they have placed on us. We are confident that our expertise will add value to SLT and facilitate them to drive more digital services through its platforms that will help the company to successfully guide Sri Lanka into the new digital era.”