Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) signed up with Indias teleco operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to route its international call traffic through Sri Lanka.
BSNL has a countrywide network services over 43 million fixed line customers plus its recently rolled out mobile venture has so far attracted over four million users. rn
rnA partnership with SLT will give BSNL access to international bandwidth at very competitive rates against it partners back in India.rn
rnThe Indian traffic will travel through a re-established radio link between the two countries starting later this year.rn
rnThe link, was in operation in the 1980s and early 1990s before being lost to the islands civil war along with the lives of about ten soldiers who died guarding the tower. rn
rnIt is understood that BSNLs venture with SLT came about to acquire flexibility to innovate their offer to their customer base.rn
rnMeanwhile, telecom sector analysts say the latest partnership could set off an earlier strategy to make Sri Lan