Satellite navigation from Dialog
Sri Lanka's mobile service provider Dialog Axiata PLC is offering a
SatNav (Satellite Navigation) App (application) tool for mobile phones,
which will help Dialog Subscribers direction, plot routes and find
places of interest at a touch of a button.
can now receive directions via a network of radio navigation system
satellites also known as GPS (Global Positioning System). GPS is a
space-based Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) developed and
maintained by the US Government and is freely available for users, but
maps and software are needed to pinpoint locations and give directions.
Orbiting satellites calculate exact could positions by precisely
timing signals sent and received by satellites that orbit around the
planet. "SatNav is the latest mobile application that offers Dialog
customers the future today," Group Chief Operating Officer at Dialog
Axiata, Supun Weerasinghe, said.
"With the rapid expansion of highways and the rural road network in
Sri Lanka, emerging technologies such as SatNav will offer hassle free
motoring for Dialog subscribers.
"The Dialog SatNav system has an added advantage of voice support
navigation in Sinhala, Tamil and English which allows drivers to
navigate their vehicle without looking at the screen of the navigation
The system has a detailed map of the road network, which includes the
small city streets.
Places of worship, tourist destinations, financial institutions,
automotive repair, emergency services, medical services and restaurants
are also pre-loaded on to the device, available on demand.
GPS navigations systems are used extensively record operating profit
of 5.3 trillion won in transport, marine, aviation, emergency services
and disaster management sectors due to the systems reliability and
Dialog Axiata PLC Dialog Axiata PLC, an ISO 9001 certified company,
is a subsidiary of Axiata Group Berhad. The company operates 2.5G and
3/3.5G Mobile Communications networks supporting the latest in
multimedia and mobile Internet services. Dialog has the distinction of
being the first 3G operator in South Asia to commence commercial
Its local coverage spans all provinces of Sri Lanka, while
international roaming is provided in over 200 destinations.
Dialog Axiata, also operates Dialog Television a direct-to-home
satellite television service and Dialog Broadband Network - providing
backbone and transmission infrastructure facilities and data