Software Channel

May 05, 2011 (LBO) – E-Channelling, a listed Sri Lankan dotcom that enables patients to make appointments with doctors over the internet, has formed a joint venture with a British firm to diversify into BPO work. The new joint venture company, called ECL Soft, will have equal shareholdings between E-Channelling and its partner Software Distributions of the United Kingdom, a stock exchange filing said.

The joint venture’s lines of business will be non-healthcare software development, knowledge process outsourcing, business process outsourcing and consulting, and global marketing of the company’s products.

The statement did not give any financial details of the venture.

In January, 2011 E-Channelling struck a deal with Wataniya Telecom Maldives, owned by Qatar Telecom (QTel), under which it provides software services to automate medical ‘channelling’ services in the Maldives.