Dialog Group recorded strong growth in revenue during the first quarter to register Rs 12.9 billion, a significant increase of 8% relative to Q4 2011 and 18% relative to Q1 2011 ended 31st March 2012.
The Board and Management of Dialog Axiata PLC announced the appointment of Jeremy Huxtable to the position of Group Chief Officer – Enterprise Business with effect from 19th April, 2012.
By Jagdish Hathiramani
The recent acquisition of Suntel by locally dominant mobile operator Dialog has already resulted in what could arguably be considered Sri Lanka's most powerful telcom group despite legal formalities having yet to be concluded.
Dialog which made the single largest consolidation initiative within Sri Lanka's telecommunications sector when it bought Suntel a few months ago, is mulling rebranding the fixed line operator this year, according to officials.
Dialog Axiata Plc yesterday said that it has concluded the acquisition of Suntel Ltd and has reconstituted the Board of Directors. The acquisition of 100% stake in Suntel Ltd., was via Dialog Axiata’s fully owned subsidiary Dialog Broadband Networks Ltd.
Dialog Axiata PLC is partnering with Med1, an American managed emergency medical response service provider operating in Sri Lanka to offer access to emergency health advice to Dialog subscribers via 'The First Aid Helpline.'
Dialog Enterprise, the corporate solutions arm of Dialog Axiata PLC successfully commissioned an integrated communication solution to enable Road Development Authority (RDA) to start operations of Sri Lanka’s first expressway with a very high note.
Dialog Axiata PLC recorded strong revenue growth across all segments to reach Rs 11.9 billion for the fourth quarter, a QoQ growth of 3%. Group revenue grew 10% YoY to be recorded at Rs 45.6 billion for FY 2011.
Sri Lanka’s telecommunication sector received a record US $ 69 million investment last year. The industry received this boost from five leading operators, Sri Lanka Telecom, Dialog Axiata, Etisalat, Bharathi Airtel and Mobitel. The biggest investment to the sector was made by Bharti Airtel Lanka, a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel, one of the world’s largest telecom service providers, which was the fifth player in the local mobile market. The company invested US $ 49.9 last year.
Sri Lanka's largest mobile service provider Dialog Axiata PLC is offering Technology scholarships to 54 students, who scored top marks in the field of mathematics at the (General Certificate of Education) A/L (Advance Level) examinations held in 2009 and 2010.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Dialog Axiata PLC are expanding their collaboration to increase the reach of the SME Toolkit, an online resource that provides training and management tools to help micro and small enterprises strengthen productivity and gain greater access to new markets.
Dialog Broadband Networks Private Limited (DBN), a fully owned subsidiary of Sri Lanka’s premier mobile services provider Dialog Axiata PLC yesterday entered in to a Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) to acquire 100 percent of the ordinary shares of wireless fixed line operator Suntel Ltd from its current shareholders.
Dialog Axiata PLC announced yesterday the secondment of its Group Chief Marketing Officer Nushad Perera to take up a regional role at the Head Quarters of the Axiata Group Berhad in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Perera’s new role will be in the capacity of a Senior Vice President within the Group Strategy function of the Axiata Group, and will commence in January 2012.
By Cassandra Mascarenhas
Tackling the global issue of bridging the digital divide, Eisenhower Fellow Brigitte Daniel was in Colombo for a couple of days as part of her tour of South East Asia, looking at various technology solutions and infrastructure models and different types of emerging technologies to address the digital divide issues in the United States.
Dialog Enterprise, the corporate business solutions arm of Dialog Axiata has opened a state- of- the- art demonstration and interaction center named as Dialog Enterprise Discovery Centre which will be a conduit to showcase the latest enterprise services and solutions provided to corporate customers. Also it acts as an incubation gallery where latest communication technologies are introduced with prototype displays.
Dialog Axiata PLC announced its consolidated financial results for the nine months ended September 30, 2011. Financial results included those of Dialog Axiata PLC (the "Company") and of the Dialog Axiata Group (the "Group") post consolidation with subsidiaries Dialog Broadband Networks (Pvt.) Ltd ("DBN") and Dialog Television (Pvt.) Ltd ("DTV").
While Sierra Group of Companies celebrates its 30th anniversary, one of their leading subsidiaries Sierra Global Network Private Limited has expanded their business by establishing a new technical unit to undertake network optimisation of the telecommunication networks in Sri Lanka as well as selected overseas markets such as the Maldives, Qatar, Africa etc.
The much buzzed event dedicated to all the Sri Lankan Tweeps, 'TweetupSL 2' concluded in an epic style at the Dialog Future world on Saturday 27th of August 2011 from 5pm to 8pm with the presence of more than 280+ Tweeps.
Daily Deals companies seem to be the rage in Colombo these days. First out of the blocks was Anything.lk and critical to launching this type of business was a telecoms and internet infrastructure that could support a business that would take Sri Lanka by storm.
Dialog Axiata PLC and the Dialog Axiata Group for the six months ended June 30 have recorded strong growth.
The Group recorded strong growth in revenue to reach Rs. 11.1 b in Q2 2011 and Rs. 22.0 b for 1H 2011, an increase of 1% QoQ and 9% Year on Year.
SAY IT IN ENGLISH is more than a business, it's a service to the nation and it's Dialog Axiata's way of empowering all Sri Lankans through this service said Dialog Axiata PLC Chief Marketing Officer Nushad Perera.
The first ever Colombo Code Camp was successfully worked off in Colombo recently. The event brought together some of the best IT geeks in Sri Lanka in a highly interactive and informative programme facilitated by Ragnar Harper, one of the world’s most renowned architects on Microsoft based technologies.
Dialog Axiata PLC and Multinet Pakistan (Private) Limited have entered into a partnership to serve global connectivity requirements of Sri Lankan and Pakistani companies.
With the volume of new products and services being provided by Dialog Axiata to its growing customer base, Dialog ensures that their Contact Center Agents and Front Office Staff are well versed with each and every aspect of these offerings to serve their ever growing, loyal customer base. Recognition of the criticality of this success factor has helped them to become a market leader in Customer Service.
By Dianne Silva
Dialog Axiata plans to focus on strategic investment and free cash flow to capitalize as market leader, Group Chief Executive & Executive Director Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya said.