SLT-MOBITEL Powers ANANKE IoT Services to shine at Globee® Awards

SLT-MOBITEL, the National ICT, Telecommunications and Mobile
Services Provider, is proud to announce its partner ANANKE IoT Services (Pvt) Ltd has been
conferred a Gold award under the ‘Start-up of the Year – IT Category’ at the 16 th Annual
2021 IT World Awards. Organizers of the world’s premier business awards programs and
business ranking lists, The Globee® Awards; recognised ANANKE IoT’s Smart Bins Project,
powered by NB-IoT technology from SLT-MOBITEL, the undisputed leader of IoT services
and related digital transformation in Sri Lanka.
SLT-MOBITEL’s NB-IoT network enables the entire device connectivity chain of the Smart
Bins Project and is Sri Lanka’s only such network to-date. NB-IoT is the GSMA standard for
Low-Power-Wide-Area Internet of Things connectivity, which is particularly suited to ensure
the battery life of a sensor extends to up to 10 years. As the only telco to offer this advanced
technology in Sri Lanka, SLT-MOBITEL was perfectly positioned to support ANANKE IoT
Services for quick deployment of its Smart Bins solution. This is the first large-scale NB-IoT
enabled hardware project in Sri Lanka and utilizes, ANANKE IoT’s in-house built proprietary
“As the National ICT and Mobile Service Provider, SLT-MOBITEL strives to craft customer
centric technological solutions. With the pandemic, we observed several of our valued
stakeholders seeking to adopt Digital Services, particularly in areas of IoT and automation to
reduce the need for unnecessary human intervention in business processes. Owing to our
pioneering efforts in rolling out an NB-IoT Network ahead of market demand, we were able
to power innovative start-ups such as ANANKE IoT Services with a rapid deployment of their
NB-IoT Smart Bins,” said, Chandika Vitharana, Chief Executive Officer, Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd.
The overall objective of the project is to improve PET plastic waste collection and recycling
in Central, Uva and North Western Provinces in partnership with provincial and local
authorities and schools. The project enables the circularity of PET packaging waste in these
areas as a ‘give-back life’ initiative. As the name suggests, these smart bins fixed with
sensors notify the respective provincial and local authorities when it is time for the garbage
to be collected.
Commenting on the achievement was Charith Vithanage, CEO of ANANKE IoT Services, “It
is very important to mention that, the unstinted support and contribution from all our major
stakeholders including SLT-MOBITEL was a key success factor in implementing this large
scale island wide project.”
“Behind this distinguished success is our product innovations and relentless drive to stay
customer focused, very much like our connectivity partner SLT-MOBITEL. We believe this recognition from Globee® Awards further validates our commitment to our customers and
their security needs,” added Keerthi Kodithuwakku, Founding Director of ANANKE IoT
Services and CEO of Effective Solutions (Pvt) Ltd., the parent company of ANANKE IoT

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