Dialog launches first commercial 4G -LTE service
Sri Lanka ’s Telecommunications Sector entered the 4G era today with
the launch of Commercial LTE Services in the city of Colombo by Dialog
Broadband Networks (DBN) the Fixed Telecommunication Services arm of the
Dialog Axiata Group. Dialog’s cutting edge broadband network is based on
4th Generation TD-LTE technology, and represents quantum advancement in
Fixed Broadband services delivered to Sri Lankan homes and enterprises.
Commencing with the city of Colombo at launch, Dialog’s LTE network will
be made available across all major cities and towns in the country in
the immediate future. Powered by the very latest in High Speed Wireless
Broadband technology, Dialog’s LTE network facilitates a simplified Home
or Office Broadband experience for Sri Lankan consumers.
Anusha Pelpita, Director General, Telecommunications Regulatory
Commission of Sri Lanka with Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya, Chairman,
Dialog Broadband Networks (DBN) and Group CEO Dialog Axiata PLC
soon after the launch of Fixed 4G-LTE services by DBN. Navin
Pieris, Head of Fixed Telecommunications and Broadband Services
of Dialog Axiata Group is also in the picture.
The LTE Home/Office device provided by Dialog enables “Plug and Play”
connectivity to the LTE network and comes complete with in-built Wi-Fi,
4 Local Area Network (LAN) Data Ports, a USB port and the option of 2
Voice (Telephone) lines.
With Home/Office Wi-Fi coverage built in as a standard feature,
connectivity to Dialog’s LTE network enables the transformation of
connected Homes and Offices into High Speed Wireless Zones supporting a
wide range of wireless devices such as Tablets, Smart Phones and
Laptops. The LTE terminal also supports connectivity to Smart TVs and
Local Area Network (LAN) connected devices such as PCs and Printers.
Commenting on the launch of the country’s first Commercial LTE
Service, Anusha Pelpita Director General of the TRCSL said “The TRCSL is
proud to note the commencement of Commercial LTE services in Sri Lanka.
The smooth introduction of the latest generation of telecommunication
and broadband services requires consistent forward planning by the TRCSL
and I am happy that our efforts have resulted in the country’s
telecommunications sector delivering high quality and affordable
services to Sri Lankan consumers”
Dialog’s LTE service features entry level home and office packages
starting at Rs. 1, 400 for a 4Mbps connection with a 25 GB Data
Allocation. Subscribers would be further facilitated with a simple and
convenient process to upgrade entry level packages to higher capacities
depending on their specific broadband service requirements. Customers of
the service would also enjoy “Burst” Speeds well in excess of the
nominal 4 Mbps connection speed at no extra cost.
“It is an honour and privilege to lead Sri Lanka’s ICT sector into
the LTE era said Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya Chairman, Dialog Broadband
Networks (DBN) & Group CEO Dialog Axiata PLC. “The aggressive
advancement of Sri Lanka ’s Telecommunications sector has been made
possible by the progressive policies of the Telecommunications
Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka, and the enabling environment which
has been created and which encourages investment in the latest
technology to the benefit of Sri Lankan consumers.
Carrying this lead forward, our LTE network will expand rapidly to
cover most towns and cities of Sri Lanka in the near future, and
consistent with the revolution we delivered in the mobile
telecommunications sector over the past decade, we will deliver the
benefits of LTE technology in a form which will be available and
affordable to a vast majority of Sri Lankan citizens and businesses” he