Picture shows Prasad Samarasinghe – Managing Director, Lanka Bell Limited with Prithiviraj De Silva – Executive Director (Finance), Wijeya Newspapers Limited on the occasion of signing the agreement.
Wijeya Newspapers has signed up Lanka Bell as its Internet partner / bandwidth provider for streaming all LIVE Webcast events of the group. The group which owns and runs digital properties such as DailyMirror.lk, FT.lk, Lankadeepa.lk, tamilmirror.lk, life.lk & hitad.lk are some of the top ranked leading websites in Sri Lanka.
With this tie up Wijeya Newspapers will use Lanka Bell internet connectivity to webcast live events via their websites.
“We are delighted to have Lanka Bell as our Internet partner for webcasting activities that are carried out through our websites. We have a large number of visits a month across all our portfolio of websites and hence we need an Internet partner who will provide us with reliable and speedy connectivity so that the visitors to our sites will be able to enjoy content that we webcast uninterrupted.” Said Gehan Blok the Digital Media Manager of Wijeya Newspapers.
Commenting on this Partnership, Managing Director of Lanka Bell Prasad Samarasinghe said “This tie up with a leading news agency such as the Wijeya group is further testament of Lanka Bells capability to provide customers and consumers with an unparalleled Internet experience. We look forward to working closely with the team at Wijeya in their endeavor to provide exciting and timely content to the visitors of their websites.”
Wijeya Newspapers – Digital Media streamed live action of the Inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League and will look to telecast other Sports, Entertainment and Corporate related activities via its web sites.
Broadband speed tests carried out by the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) shows Lanka Bell as having the fastest fixed broadband speeds. These test showed that users of both Lanka Bell's 512 Kbps and 2 Mbps WiMAX broadband packages enjoyed the fastest available download speeds of all fixed broadband users in the local market.
This superior performance is attributable to Lanka Bell being the landing partner of the FLAG fiber optic submarine cable owned by Reliance Globalcom, a subsidiary of India's Reliance Communications. This Cable network has a direct point of presence in 89 locations around the world. The company provides attractive Internet solutions to both business and residential customers to suit their needs.