"Carrying this lead forward, our LTE network will expand rapidly to cover most towns and cities of Sri Lanka in the near future…," Hans Wijayasuriya chairman, Dialog Broadband Networks (DBN) & Group chief executive Dialog Axiata Plc, said in a statement.
"…[C]onsistent 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."
Dialog said it LTE services has entry level home and office packages starting at 1,400, for a 4Mbps connection burstable to higher speeds, with a 25Giga Byte data allocation.
The connection device allows built in Wi-Fi, four local area network data ports, a US port and an option to connect two voice telephony lines.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.