Qualcomm has partnered with a cadre of international business and government partners of Sri-Lanka to create a series of high speed Internet centres in towns outside Colombo.
Qualcomm will deploy the project in cooperation with mobile phone operator Dialog Telekom Microsoft, the National Development Bank, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Initially, the project will receive investment of one million dollar to build 15 centres, which will allow living in rural and remote areas to access Internet. This initiative will help the Wireless Reach initiative to empower rural communities in Sri Lanka. The centers will carry the unique Easy Seva brand, and are expected to provide unprecedented quality of service to the communities they serve. The goal of the Easy Seva centers is to develop entrepreneurs in the ICT sector in Sri Lanka by deploying 3G mobile broadband Internet service at the village level and enabling them to offer access to affordable ICT-enabled services and content.