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 16th 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 platform.
“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.
Smart Bins deployed island-wide
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 Services.
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