Buzzing Out

Dialog GSM will double its network capacity in the Western Province by the year end when its 1800 GHz network is fully deployed.
The network being installed at a cost of US$ 10 million, will give Dialog the urgently needed capacity to service its over 500,000 strong customer base in Colombo and make room for growth, senior officials told Lanka Business Online on Monday.rn

rnParts of the network are already in operation within the Colombo city.rn

rnDialog carries over 750,000 customers on its network, with ambitious plans to top the 900,000 mark before end 2004. rn

rnIts present network operates on the 900MHz frequency range with service available in most parts of the island. rn

rnThe shortage for capacity is however limited to the Colombo area at present, with all other areas serviced by Dialog having sufficient capacity for further expansion. rn

rnThe firm also hopes to expand its islandwide coverage, adding over 150 towers to its network in the near term. rn

rnCEO Hans Wijeyasuriya says