Fourth Generation

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Dec 30, 2012 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Dialog Axiata, a unit of Malaysia’s Axiata said it had launched fourth generation commercial broadband services starting with the capital Colombo targeting home and office markets. Wijayasuriya said the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) has created an environment which encouraged investment in new technology.

“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 Sri Lanka’s telecommunications sector delivering high quality and affordable services to Sri Lankan consumers,” the statement quoted Anusha Pelpita, Sri Lanka’s telecom regulator as saying.

Dialog said its service supports a wide range of wireless devices such as tablets, smart phones laptops and LAN connected devices including, smart TVs and printers and personal computers.

The cellco said it was using TD-LTE (Time Division – Long Term Evolution) standard technology, with the service offered by its Dialog Broadband Networks (DBN) unit.

“Carrying this lead forward, our LTE network will expand rapidly to cover most towns and cities of Sri