Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) is targeting turnover of LKR47 billion (USD436 million) this year, a 12% rise on last year’s total of LKR42 billion, the telco’s chief marketing and sales officer Ajantha Seneviratne told Daily News Business. The officer also stated that, although traditional voice services remained its main sales contributor, the incumbent PSTN operator expected to introduce a range of new IP services in the near future. ‘We have done pilot testing on these new services and they have been successfully completed. Virtual phone systems, automated attended service, home PBX and various other services will be introduced,’ Seneviratne said. SLT is also preparing for a commercial launch of IPTV in the near future. ‘Today broadband is used only for internet connectivity but we want to promote broadband for videoconferencing and other business purposes,’ added the marketing chief, going on to say that ‘There is a significant growth in small and medium scale enterprises in developing their IT and telecommunication infrastructure…Our internet data centre was established targeting large scale companies. But we find many medium scale enterprises host their servers at our internet data centre.’
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