Omobio celebrates opening of new Head Office in Colombo 4
Continues to focus on providing employment to top local IT graduates
Omobio (Pvt) Limited, a leading IT solutions provider to the telecom industry, recently celebrated the opening of its new Head Office located at No.1, St. Alban’s Place, Colombo 4. The Chief Guest at the opening ceremony was the Minister of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure Honourable Harin Fernando and Inspector General of Police Mr. Pujith Jayasundara was participated as a Guest of Honour. Also many industry experts from local telecom operators and IT companies were gathered for this event.
Omobio provides global Telco customers world-class solutions using a superior service along with standard development methodologies to drive solid outcomes. Omobio focuses on developing and maintaining Mobile applications, Digital service solutions and Platforms in Signaling Number 7 (SS7), Sigtran, Voice Over IP (VoIP), Messaging, Audio and Video. The company’s product portfolio offers the width and depth of Value Added Services required to maximize ARPU and service differentiation while supporting GSM, GPRS, EDGE, 3G networks, 4G/LTE , legacy and NGN networks. Key focus areas include Self care/Customer care solutions, Loyalty management platforms, Mobile advertising, SMS and USSD platforms and services, SMS Firewall and Call filter solutions, Mobile applications and many more.
Addressing the audience at the event, Minister Harin Fernando stated, “It is wonderful to see the vision of Eranga and the rest of his team at Omobio and I am sure with the vision that you have and the passion of the team the company will continue to excel into the future. At the Ministry, what Eranga envisions is what we also see for the long-term when it comes to building the digital infrastructure of Sri Lanka.”
Outlining the significant progress made by the Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure, Minister Fernando stated, “By next year, we’re planning on creating 100 digital classrooms, providing students from Grade 9 and above with tablets and keypads, thereby encouraging them to start coding from that age itself. This goes with our long-term vision that every curriculum and every text book will be replaced by a tablet. This will contribute to our goal of creating a knowledge-based economy instead of directing students who pass out into Government jobs. We don’t want our graduates to migrate to greener pastures. We want them to stay in Sri Lanka and contribute towards this knowledge-based economy. That is one of the reasons we have signed MoUs with global tech giants such as Google, Microsoft, Ericsson, Oracle and Huawei during the past one year. We have signed these agreements to develop research innovation centres and carry out student exchange programmes. These innovation centres will act as incubators plus accelerators for young entrepreneurs to start innovating and take their products to the international stage. This will also help top tech companies such as Omobio to hire the best new talent locally. Additionally, while we produce some of the best software in the world, we need to market ourselves better globally. One of the many steps we have taken is to appoint BPO/KPO ambassadors to India. We’ve also appointed an ambassador to make inroads into Silicon Valley, a successful effort which resulted in Sri Lanka getting the Google Loon project.”
Looking ahead at the Ministry’s future plans, the Minister added, “From January next year we will be completely digitizing the Sri Lankan economy. We hope to make it a cashless society, where every transaction is digitized, in 3 years. Of course, connectivity plays a vital role in all this and therefore we are trying to design a network sharing model to share our resources of networks and towers.”
Speaking at the event, Eranga Weeraratne – CEO of Omobio stated, “From humble beginnings in 2011, Omobio has made rapid progress over the course of the past 5 years mainly due to two reasons. Firstly, it’s because we have a passionate team of highly-skilled professionals and our valued partners. Secondly, it’s because we have a wonderful customers who have always encouraged us not only by awarding us projects in Sri Lanka but also by recommending and proposing our solutions to their foreign contacts who in turn have become our customers.” During his speech, Eranga Weeraratne also mentioned the accolade won by his partner Sumith Gamage who bagged the “Best Emerging Entrepreneur” award presented by the Computer Science and Engineering Society of University of Moratuwa”.
Omobio currently employs over 70+ team members and its customers can be found across the globe in regions such as South Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. “Omobio is closely working with all prominent telecom operators in Sri Lanka to produce cutting-edge, next-generation telecom and digital service solutions and has many satisfied customers around the world. The company is an Associate Member of the GSMA under the “Application Developers and Providers”, “Open Connectivity Solution Providers” and “Mobile Money Application/Service Providers” categories. Additionally, the Dialog Self-Care App developed by Omobio won the “Best Mobile Network Solution for Serving Customers” Award at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona 2016 organized by the GSMA.