(from left) Mobitel Head of Business Solutions Chamith Hettiarachchi, Mobitel General Manager – Enterprise Business Prabhath Gamage, GSMA Market Development Director, APAC Terence Wong and GSMA Head of Technology, APAC David Turkington at the Smart City Summit & Expo event in Taipei, Taiwan.
Taking further strides in expanding its influence in the nascent Internet of Things (IoT) technologies space in Sri Lanka, Mobitel signed and exchanged a Memorandum of Understanding with the GSMA APAC IoT Partnership Programme at the recently concluded Smart City Summit & Expo event in Taipei, Taiwan. The GSMA APAC IoT Programme represents the largest IoT community in the region, with over 500 partners including mobile operators, consultants, developers, manufacturers, system integrators and vertical solution providers, amongst others and is set to grow to over 2,000 partners by 2020.
“The Asia Pacific region has been quick to embrace IoT technologies with mobile operators working closely with their partners to drive its further expansion,” said Julian Gorman – Head of Asia Pacific, GSMA. “This programme is designed to support the development of IoT by creating a regional IoT community that facilitates collaboration and knowledge sharing, benefitting both the supply chain and their customers.”
Mobitel is committed to investing heavily in bringing advanced technologies to Sri Lankans. This strategic partnership empowers Mobitel, as the National Mobile Service Provider, to reinforce innovations in the area of IoT through a dedicated IoT Lab located at Trace City Colombo.
Mobitel introduced Narrowband IoT in 2017 for the first time in Sri Lanka and created a developer community which continues to be active and working on various IoT solutions. Equipped with the latest technology, Mobitel’s goal is to enable the target population to access enterprise solutions that would help them increase their efficiency, productivity and re-engineer processes. Mobitel’s business solutions portfolio provides corporates with enterprise grade, tailor-made solutions with industry leading products and technologies to address all their technology needs. Mobitel is committed to nurturing and promoting growth of businesses.