Mobitel, Ericsson to drive Lanka's Smart Society Vision
Mobitel and Ericsson signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to
forge a strategic business partnership to contribute to the nation's
Smart Society vision and Knowledge Hub strategy.
The cooperation, which focuses on making wi-fi broadband services
more accessible and affordable to university students across the country
through a 'Wi-fi as a Service' business partnership, is aligned with the
nation's Smart Society vision and Knowledge Hub strategy, and the policy
of transforming Sri Lanka into a wi-fi nation in the coming years.
Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel, Chief Executive Officer Ranjith G.
Rubasinghe said, "Mobitel considers it a pleasure to join Ericsson in
exploring the ways and means of driving the Smart Society vision in Sri
We believe that our partnership will bring significant value to
university students across the country as they increasingly gain access
to affordable broadband services through wi-fi connectivity."
"A country's socioeconomic development is intrinsically tied to the
extent to which its student population is empowered via access to
ubiquitous broadband connectivity and internet services. Through this
important initiative with Ericsson, we aim to empower university
students with the communication tools needed to foster innovation and
enhance the education experience," he said.
Head of Ericsson Sri Lanka, Denis Brunetti said, "In recognition of
Ericsson's 20th anniversary in Sri Lanka, and our long standing
relationship with Mobitel, we are proud and honoured to again stand
alongside Mobitel in empowering the nation through ICT."