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Telco giant Sri Lanka Telecom on Monday secured a licence to expand its network using low cost wireless technology. Telco giant Sri Lanka Telecom on Monday secured a licence to expand its network using low cost wireless technology. “We got our CDMA licence this afternoon and a formal announcement will come tomorrow,” a top SLT official said.

CDMA or code division multiple access, is a wireless technology initially designed for cellular operators. It later became more versatile with technology advancements.

Sold similarly to a mobile phone package, customers can buy a connection along with a handset and use their unit anywhere within the base station’s range when connected to a power outlet

Sri Lanka Telecom is the last of the three fixed line operators to receive the go ahead to use CDMA to roll out its network despite already having some 4 MHz of spectrum in the 800 MHz range.

Wireless local loop operators Suntel and Lanka Bell, are reporting phenomenon sales when they began to sell CDMA services about three months ago.

SLT’s Chairman Anil Obeyesekere said on Aug 2., that the CDMA network w