SLT-MOBITEL Provides Enhanced Voice and 4G/Data Connectivity Solutions to Meemure in Historic First

Complements President’s 10th “Gama Samaga Pilisandara” Programme

As the National ICT and Telecommunications service provider,
SLT-MOBITEL recorded yet another first by deploying enhanced Voice & 4G/Data connectivity
solutions at Meemure – an iconic village in the island nation – in conjunction with the
President’s 10 th “Gama Samaga Pilisandara” programme, on 13 th February, 2021.
To power the village of Meemure, SLT-MOBITEL implemented a permanent base station,
enabling them to get aboard the digital revolution taking place in the country. A village amidst
the beauty of nature, located near the border between the Kandy and Matale Districts in the
Knuckles Mountain Range, Meemure is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Sri
The lack of connectivity had long been a shortcoming for the people in the area, and SLT-
MOBITEL recognised their need and ensured that it was addressed in a wholesome manner,
and to complement the President’s visit to the village.
SLT-MOBITEL took steps to ensure that the children of the village would be able to truly
connect with the rest of the country as they donated IT equipment to the Meemure Primary
School, Kandy and set up a Smart Class Room solution at the Kaikawala Kanishta Vidyalaya in
the area.
SLT-Mobitel is committed to bridging the digital divide by empowering rural areas with
connectivity solutions and the recent initiatives to facilitate the President’s Gama Samaga
Pilisandara programme further reaffirms the company’s pledge in leading Sri Lanka towards an
info com and knowledge rich society.

About SLT-Mobitel
Sri Lanka Telecom PLC is the national Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
solutions provider and the leading broadband and backbone infrastructure services provider in
Sri Lanka for over 163 years. SLT enables opportunities that empower Sri Lankans and elevates
the country’s standing in the global arena. SLT’s transformation into a digital service provider
has seen the Company move beyond telecommunications services to provide a variety of
services and solutions that cater to a digital lifestyle.

Mobitel, the mobile arm of SLT launched the First Commercial 4.5G/4G+ Mobile Network in
South Asia in 2018 and was the first network in South Asia to successfully showcase the

deployment of 5G over a Mobile Network by connecting a commercial Mobile smartphone to
its 5G network exceeding speeds of 1.55Gbps. Mobitel has made great strides in recent years to
expand its influence in NB-IoT, Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Critical Communication
technologies and solutions and has been adjudged as the Fastest LTE network in Sri Lanka for
two consecutive years by Ookla, the global leader in internet speed and testing applications.

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