A United States (U.S.)-based international leader in Smart City solution provider, Viper Networks Inc along with its local partner Inc entered into three (3) separate contracts with Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), Bharti Airtel and Hutch to Launch 100 Million Phase 1 Smart City Project in Sri Lanka, that is set to grow into subsequent phases making it a $500 million project over the next 4 to 5 years, the company account.
Initially, the Company will install Smart City LED Light Poles at colleges and university campuses throughout Colombo, which is the commercial capital and largest city in Sri Lanka, with an estimated population of 5.6 million.
Upon completion, the Company will then commence on the broader installation project for the entire country, which will include all bus stops, terminals and train stations, along with colleges and universities countrywide. Sri Lanka has a total population of nearly 22 million people.
The Sri Lanka contract with the local service providers calls for Viper Networks’ Apollo Smart Pole digital hub to provide remotely managed capabilities for High-Resolution Security Cameras, Information Video Panels and Wi-Fi for wireless communications and mobile apps (i.e. CyberGrab) and of course, Intelligent LED Lighting.
Additionally, Viper Networks is expected to soon launch their CyberGrab app platform for Sri Lanka. The Company’s CyberGrab Services, an All-In-One platform app will include popular ride sharing services in addition to taxis, grocery and common delivery, bill pay among an expanding list of other local service providers catering to today’s consumers throughout Sri Lanka.
“It has certainly been the innovative, state-of-the-art technology of our Smart City products that has helped lead the way in partnering with market leaders on the international stage. However, it is today’s critical need to address, fix and upgrade the deteriorating infrastructure of many major cities and countries worldwide, that is further magnifying Viper Networks burgeoning global success. The Company is experiencing growing demand for our products and technologies and we intend to communicate more significant international developments just as soon as we can,” Viper Networks CEO, Shouekani said.
Accrording to Viper Networks, Hutch commands approximately 27% of the Sri Lankan mobile market, while SLT is the national telecommunications services provider in Sri Lanka and one of the country’s largest companies with a history of over 150 years, having started its operations in 1858