Dialog Enterprise partnering ngena delivers the next generation of networking
Securing another edge in technological advancements, Dialog Enterprise, the corporate solutions arm of Dialog Axiata PLC (Dialog), recently announced the Global Software Defined Wide Area Networking (SD WAN) solution, in partnership with the globally acclaimed ngena network – the Next Generation Enterprise Network Alliance (www.ngena.net).
ngena comprises of alliance members from all over the globe, thereby facilitating infrastructure for local connectivity that are centrally managed through the ngena Connectivity Platform as a service. This partnership will now let an MNC manage a global network between its different global offices and DCs just as easily as they manage their local network.
This new partnership marks a key milestone in FlexNet, the fully managed SDWAN solution by Dialog, created for enterprises enabling their multinational corporate customers to now deploy global connectivity faster and more conveniently. This in turn translates to more visibility and better control for IT administrators over the deployments around the world at a much lower cost, making deployment and managing global VPN networks a seamless experience. The joint alliance with ngena will make it possible for companies in Sri Lanka and around the world to obtain global SD-WAN service from a single source in one touch and customers will bear witness to the benefits of an innovative, user friendly, scalable and quickly deployable global business network.
With a continuous focus on enabling and supporting the digital transformation journey of enterprise customers, Dialog Enterprise launched Flexnet last year, facilitating local enterprises in their global Cloud journey and bandwidth expansion without compromising the security of the networks. Presently, with this new capability added to FlexNet, Dialog Enterprise can now elevate and align its clientele to a global presence, enabling them to enjoy the unique features and benefits of SD WAN.
Flexnet is the first fully managed SD WAN solution in Sri Lanka that is fully equipped in handling seamless migration and management of applications in complex networks of private VPNs, and of the private and public Cloud. Compatible and integrating well with global public Cloud services AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, etc., Flexnet presents varied options for hybrid Cloud integrations as well. With its proven track record of world class expertise, Dialog already claims for a set of proven skills to advise and design WAN networks encompassing multiple backhaul technologies and concepts and make them run efficiently based on unique customer requirements.
Share investors worried over Wealth and Heritage tax
By Hiran H Senewiratne
CSE trading kicked off on a positive note yesterday but the momentum could not be sustained for long owing to investor worries that the government is planning domestic debt restructuring involving the imposition of a wealth and heritage tax on citizens, market sources said.
Amid those developments both indices moved downwards. The All -Share Price Index went down by 131 points and S and P SL-20 declined by 46.8 points. Turnover stood at Rs 3.4 billion with four crossings. Those crossings were reported in Agalawattte Plantations, which crossed 45.3 million shares to the tune of Rs 1.5 billion, its shares traded at Rs 35, CTC 420,000 shares crossed for Rs 269 million and its shares traded at Rs 640, Cargills 100,000 shares crossed to the tune of Rs 24.5 million; its shares traded at Rs 245 and Hayleys 300,000 shares crossed for Rs 24 million; its shares traded at Rs 80.
In the retail market top seven companies that mainly contributed to the turnover were, SLT Rs 234 million (two million shares traded), Hayleys RS 121 million (1.5 million shares traded), Lanka IOC Rs 106 million (115,000 shares traded), Softlogic Capital Rs 69 million (5.6 million shares traded), CTC Rs 65.3 million (101,000 shares traded), Sampath Bank RS 54.7 million (one million shares traded) and Commercial Bank RS 52.5 million (801,000 shares traded).During the day 164 million share volumes changed hands in 20000 transactions.
Brandix ‘RightToRead’ initiative gains momentum enriching Sri Lanka students and transforming learning
Inspired by the challenge to provide Sri Lankan children with better access to learning materials and the transformative power to read and comprehend English, Brandix launched the ‘RightToRead’ project in 2018 in collaboration with the Ministry of Education.
Accordingly, Brandix introduced the ‘ReadToMe’ English learning tool, created by English Helper – India, to improve reading and comprehension skills of Sri Lankan students. Last Monday, Julie Chung, the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, visited Susamayawardhana Vidyalaya in Borella, to observe progress of the project and experience how children and educators in Sri Lanka engage with educational technology.
Brandix Lanka Limited, Director, Ajit Johnpillai, said: “Education is the most powerful tool to enrich communities and futures, and Brandix is committed to build a strong foundation for transformational learning for students across Sri Lanka. The progress we have made with RiteToRead over the past two years is promising, and the potential for change in the education sector harnessing such digital technologies is immeasurable. Brandix will continue its commitment to deliver Inspired Solutions for the people of Sri Lanka.”
Dialog TV Boosts Resilience and Capacity with Norsat Satellite Earth Station
Hytera, a leading global provider of professional communications technologies and solutions, is proud to announce the successful deployment of a new backup satellite station for Dialog TV, Sri Lanka’s No.1 satellite Pay TV service provider. The project was fulfilled in 2022 by Hytera and its subsidiary specialized in Satellite Communications (SatCom), Norsat International Inc. The new station enhances the resilience and capacity of Dialog TV’s existing system and ensures continuity of service in the event of damage due to natural disasters.
Dialog TV provides coverage over the entirety of Sri Lanka through the Intelsat 38 Ku-band satellite. As the business expanded, it opted for a backup solution to support its existing satellite station and to strengthen the network’s disaster tolerance.
Hytera and Norsat provided an end-to-end satellite earth station solution that includes the installation, integration, and setup of satellite antennas, a transmission and receiving system, a new network management system (NMS), and a carrier monitoring system (CMS). The NMS makes routine work easier and simpler for on-duty staff, as equipment status, parameter monitoring and configuration, and remote control of the devices can be viewed and accomplished via a single interface. The CMS monitors the carrier spectrum status of satellite signals in real-time and ensures stable signal transmission and receiving.
“We are excited to have been able to work with Dialog TV on this important project,” said Kevin Sun, Sales Director for Hytera South Asia, “Our ability to seamlessly integrate our new equipment and software with Dialog TV’s existing systems has helped to ensure a stable and reliable service for their millions of customers across Sri Lanka.”
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