Sri Lanka Telecom tied up with Indian Telecommunications company Bharti Telesonic to channel overseas traffic between the two countries.
The direct link from Colombo to Chennai provides higher bandwidth and a better service for customers. rn
rnSLT also expects its revenues to soar as a result of the deal.rn
rnldblquote There are well over 2 billion minutes of calls coming into India. So we would like to see at least 250 endash 400 thousand minutes go to India via Sri Lanka network. That will give us a lot of revenue,
dblquote SLT Chairman Thilanga Sumathipala says.rn
rnThey can start sending their traffic via us, like collecting. We foresee well over 25-30 million of their time per month can be reached via our network. We have an excess of 40-45 percent of capacity in the international network sector. Which we can exploit our excess capacity. That will secure a big amount of income to SLT.