Dialog powers Sri Lanka’s Southern Expressway with a state of the art communication solution

2012-02-22 11:58:32        Colombo



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.

The solution provided by Dialog Enterprise enabled real time ticket transactions at all entry/exit points in the highway with secure and faster connectivity being provided using a mobile access point network solution (APN) branded as Dialog BizConnect. With this solution all Point of Sales (POS) machines are interconnected to the central server system hosted at the Dialog data centre. The state of the art solution provided by Dialog Enterprise would allow officials at RDA to get real time updates on information such as number of vehicles entered, revenue generated from each exit points and the registration numbers of vehicles that have entered or exited the newly opened Southern Expressway. Dialog enterprise partnered with Access Telecommunications Services (Pvt) Ltd (ATSL) which provided the required application platform and POS machines.

Dialog Enterprise also provides mobile and data communication facilities for all the operational staff of southern highway as Dialog has strong coverage throughout. Also, Dialog provides web hosting solution for the highway enabling the public to access information online.

The 95 kilometre picturesque expressway, built at a cost of approximately 600 million dollars connects Kottawa, suburb of Colombo to the southern city of Galle, with multiple entry/exit points along the way. The highway cuts down travelling time by 60 percent versus the old coastal road which takes over three hours to cover the 120 kilometers to Galle.

“We are pleased to enter into a strategic partnership with the RDA on Sri Lanka’s first toll expressway,” Sandra De Zoyza, Group Chief Officer for Enterprise and Service Delivery said. Dialog Enterprise offers the latest and the best in the world ICT (Information Communication technology) solutions that offer real time updates which is crucial in today’s complex and fast paced economy.

Dialog Axiata, with over 2,000 GSM and 1,200 3G base stations and growing is the largest mobile service provider and one of the largest ICT based solutions providers in the Island.