Athens, Greece –15 February 2022 - Intracom Telecom, a global telecommunication systems and solutions vendor, announced the extension of supply of its 10.5 GHz Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) solution to Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka's largest telecommunications services provider. Intracom Telecom's WiBAS™ technology is being deployed in Dialog's network since 2015 and has been used to enhance the quality of Dialog's broadband services and network coverage.
Dialog has renewed its trust on the WiBAS™ Software Defined radio in order to immediately benefit from the technological and financial benefits of the solution that satisfied a long list of technical criteria during the evaluation stage. The solution is based on the company’s Outdoor Software Defined Radio platform allowing the relevant products to operate in PtP and PtMP mode subject to software configuration and benefiting Dialog with a single stack of products and a unified method of service provisioning.
Intracom Telecom (PtMP) WiBAS™ radio perfectly meets Service Providers need to deploy high quality broadband infrastructure and connect home & businesses rapidly while enabling the introduction of new services for optimum subscriber experience. Thanks to its very high reliability and lightweight design, WiBAS™ can be installed easily at the base station sites, as well as homes or rooftops, just like any conventional TV dish.
Pradeep De Almeida, Group Chief Technology Officer at Dialog Axiata PLC, commented, "We are pleased to deploy Intracom Telecom's WiBAS™ technology to deliver state-of-the-art connectivity to Sri Lankans. This high capacity solution ensures the optimum utilization of network resources, while enabling us to satisfy the ever-increasing broadband access demand of end users."
John Tenidis, Marketing Director of Intracom Telecom's wireless solutions portfolio, noted "We are very excited to continue contributing to Dialog's Network expansion and modernization in Sri-Lanka with our leading FWA systems. We continuously innovate to bring to our customers smart networks for smart living, and that's our commitment to Dialog. When it comes to Ultra-Broadband FWA, our WiBAS™ brand stands out, and that's something that our customers worldwide refer to."
Dialog Axiata Group, a subsidiary of Axiata Group Berhad (Axiata), operates Sri Lanka’s Leading Quad-Play Connectivity Provider. Dialog Axiata PLC, listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange, supplements its market leading position in the Mobile Telecommunications sector with a robust footprint and market presence in Sri Lanka’s Fixed Telecommunications, Digital Pay Television, and Financial Services markets through its subsidiaries, Dialog Broadband Networks (Private) Limited (DBN), Dialog Television (Private) Limited (DTV), Digital Holdings Lanka (Private) Limited, and Dialog Finance PLC. Dialog Axiata Group is Sri Lanka's largest Foreign Direct Investor (FDI) with investments totalling USD 2.8 Billion.
Dialog has been at the forefront of innovation and digitization in the mobile industry in Sri Lanka since the late 90’s, propelling the nation’s mobile telephony infrastructure to a level of advancement on par with the developed world. The Company delivers advanced mobile telephony and high speed mobile broadband services to a subscriber base of over 17 Million Sri Lankans, via 2.5G and 3G/3.5G and 4G/4.5G networks, and in December 2018, Dialog showcased the first 5G pilot transmission in South Asia.
The winner of six Global Mobile Awards, Dialog has the distinction of being voted by Sri Lankan Consumers as the ‘Service Brand of the Year’ and ‘Youth Choice – Service Brand of the Year’ for the second consecutive year, and the ‘Telecommunication Brand of the Year’ for a record tenth year at the SLIM People’s Awards 2021. The Company was also awarded ‘Sri Lanka's Most Valuable Brand’ for the Third Consecutive Year and ‘Most Valuable Telecommunications Brand’ for the 14th consecutive year in the Brand Finance league table. Dialog is an ISO 9001 certified Company and the first Quad-play Telco in South Asia to receive the ISO 14001:2015 certification. Dialog has received numerous local and international awards, including the National Quality Award and the Sri Lanka Business Excellence Award.
Intracom Telecom is a global telecommunication systems and solutions vendor operating for over 40 years in the market. The company has become the benchmark in fixed wireless access and it successfully innovates in the 5G/4G wireless RAN transport and small-cell SON backhaul international arena. Intracom Telecom offers a comprehensive revenue-generating software solutions portfolio and a complete range of ICT services, focusing on IoT, SDN/NFV, Big Data analytics & data-driven intelligence, and Smart City solutions. Moreover, it addresses the Energy & Utilities industry, emphasizing on smart metering and end-to-end IT solutions. Intracom Telecom is also active in the defense systems sector providing security integrated systems for critical infrastructure protection and border surveillance. The company has extensive know-how and a proven track record in the market, serving fixed and mobile telecom operators, public authorities and large public and private enterprises. Intracom Telecom maintains its own R&D and production facilities, and operates subsidiaries worldwide.