Capping off its work to liberalise access to international bandwidth, the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC) is trying to moot a cost and pricing methodology for its use.
The TRC called on a consultant to draw up a cost methodology, a cost template and recommend tariffs for the disbursement and use of international leased circuits. rn
rnThe TRC says the move is in line with its greater plan to liberalise Sri Lankas telecommunication industry and its recent initiative to issue an unlimited number of external gateway operator licences (international call services providers).rn
rnSubmarine cables, according to experts provide reliable and cheaper connections compared to the alternative of satellite connections.rn
rnSri Lanka Telecom (SLT) is the only firm from the country to invest in submarine cables that give international bandwidth, joining regional firms in the investment. rn
rnSLT in turn leases out limited capacity to other service providers for a fee. rn
rnThe industry as been