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Dialog Axiata and Ericsson PARTNER FOR Managed Enterprise Cloud in Sri Lanka

October, 28, 2015

  • Managed Enterprise Cloud provides Dialog with a suite of business applications that can be made available as a service to enterprises in Sri Lanka
  • Managed Enterprise Cloud enables operators to create and provide white-label services flexibly and effectively
  • Dialog will be able to serve all of its enterprise customers with one unified platform, enabling efficient provisioning and significantly improved time to market

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and Dialog Axiata (CSE: DIAL), Sri Lanka’s largest connectivity provider, are partnering to make Managed Enterprise Cloud services available in the South Asian country.

Managed Enterprise Cloud enables operators to create and provide white-label enterprise software services flexibly and effectively. Ericsson will install and integrate the Managed Enterprise Cloud framework in Dialog’s data center and manage it remotely via the Ericsson Global Service Centers. The operator’s customers access the shared enterprise services via a secure web portal.

Ericsson and Dialog will launch the first Managed Enterprise Cloud, with a suite of business applications that can be made available as a service to enterprises in Sri Lanka.

At launch, the available applications will include an e-mail server, a web client, a content management framework, a customer relationship management system and a content management platform in one integrated and easy to access interface. With Managed Enterprise Cloud, Dialog will be able to serve all of its enterprise customers and consolidate other third-party application offerings with one unified platform, enabling efficient provisioning and significantly improved time to market.

Azwan Khan, Group Chief Operating Officer, Dialog Axiata, says: “This agreement signifies yet another innovative collaboration that aims to grow the nation’s cloud and enterprise business market segment, while in turn driving economic growth through innovative ICT advancements. Dialog has established its position as the premier connectivity solutions provider for Sri Lanka’s enterprise sector, and our strategic partnership with Ericsson will no doubt help strengthen our position.”

Denis Brunetti, Head of Ericsson Sri Lanka, says “We are extremely proud to forge this strategic and innovative cloud partnership with Dialog, which aims to support Dialog’s ambition to drive innovation and create additional business value for its Enterprise customer base across Sri Lanka. Both organizations embraced the opportunity to partner and collaboratively launch Managed Enterprise Cloud services in Sri Lanka, confirming our thought and technology leadership in Managed Services and the Cloud”.

Managed Enterprise Cloud is just one example of the ways in which Ericsson enables operators to quickly create new commercial cloud offerings that can be sold as a service. Other examples include Enterprise Mobility Management, Cloud based Push-to-Talk and Virtual Enterprise Gateway.

Ericsson serves the world’s largest and most well run operators, helping them increase their agility one step at a time. IT is a critical success factor as it allows operators to lower their total cost of ownership, improve time to market, increase efficiency and extract value in the Networked Society.

Dialog, as Sri Lanka’s leading operator, provides a full range of enterprise solutions, ranging from enterprise data connectivity and voice, to innovative international and digital services solutions, catering to the large as well as small and medium enterprises. Its hosted solutions portfolio includes Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) offers. Dialog’s iDC services also include co-location services via its three data centers.

Photo caption: Denis Brunetti, Head of Ericsson Sri Lanka (left) with Azwan Khan, Group Chief Operating Officer of Dialog Axiata PLC

About Dialog: Dialog Axiata is Sri Lanka’s largest and fastest growing mobile telecommunications network. The company is also one of the largest listed companies on the Colombo Stock Exchange in terms of market capitalization.

Dialog has been at the forefront of innovation in the mobile industry in Sri Lanka since the mid 90’s, driving the country’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 10 million Sri Lankans via its 2.5G, 3G/3.5G and 4G networks. Dialog was the first service provider in South Asia to launch 3G, HSDPA as well as mobile 4G LTE services.

About Ericsson: Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society – a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future.

Our services, software and infrastructure – especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud – are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities.

With approximately 115,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in research and development ensure that our solutions – and our customers – stay in front.

Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales in 2014 were SEK 228.0 billion (USD 33.1 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York.