Southern Online Bio Technologies was originally incorporated as Southern Online Services Private Limited on November 9, 1998 with Registrar of Companies, Andhra Pradesh at Hyderabad and subsequently converted into a public limited company on January 4, 2000. The name of the company was changed to Southern Online Bio Technologies Limited on March 31, 2004. The company is promoted by C M Ramesh, N Satish Kumar, K Radha Krishna, B Sreedhara Reddy and B H R Balaji.
Southern Online Bio Technologies is an eco-friendly green field company. The company was the first private Internet Service Provider to offer internet connectivity across its length & breadth of Andhra Pradesh.
The company entered into an agreement with the government of India, ministry of communications and information technology, Department of Telecommunications and the Telecom Commission vide License Agreement no. 820-75/98-LR dated December 10, 1998 and License Agreement no. 820-75/2002/LR dated June 4, 2002 for providing VOIP services.
The aforesaid license entitles the company to provide Internet and other specified services in the Andhra Pradesh circle which constitutes the state of Andhra Pradesh. The company was exempt from paying any license fees up to October 31, 2003 and pays a nominal license fee of Re. 1 per annum since the said date. The company has also furnished a performance bank guarantee of Rs 20 lakh for providing the internet and specified services.
SBT’s successful track record of over six years includes providing broadband internet services to up – market corporate clients besides providing dial – up internet services to individual customers.
Starting in 2003, SBT has moved into the greenfield area of bio-diesel production, the ideal alternative to conventional diesel. SBT’s bio-diesel unit has many outstanding features some of which include wasteland development by cultivating pongamia /jetropha as basic renewable raw material, involving tribals, farmers & rural folk, generation of rural employment, conservation of precious foreign exchange & contributing to reducing the threat of pollution, to name a few of the features.
The company has more than 10,000 dial-up customers and around 120 corporate customers to its database. Valued customers include Osmania University, JNTU, , A. P. State Anti-Corruption Bureau, AP Forensic Lab, Society for elimination of Rural Poverty, Value Labs, Talluri Technologies, Brigade Corporation, Northgate BPO, Navionics Technologies Ltd etc. to name a few.
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It provides dial up services to customers right from domestic users to companies and cyber cafes. It has subcategorized the dial up services based on various customers. The company has various packages like Access 100, Access 250, Access 500, Unlimited packages for single PC and Cyber Cafes. It promises good connectivity as far as our technical equipment can support. It also has different packages to give more facilities for customers.
Bio Diesel- SBT is the pioneer in India to move in the direction of eco-friendly fuel solutions using multi feed stock, state-of-the-art bio-technology to produce bio-diesel that is far superior to conventional diesel.