SLT Mobile

Investing US$ 70 million over the next two years to put in place a 2.5 G GSM core network, Mobitel intends to expand its coverage into the all major cities including the north and east. rn

rnGoing according to schedule, a fully functional 2.5G GSM network is expected by mid 2003.rn

rnOfficials say the selected 2.5G GSM platform would give them the flexibility to, at very low cost, upgrade on to a 3G platform.rn

rnFormal plans for the migration on to a GSM platform has not been finalised, say Mobitel officials. rnrn
Sri Lanka Telecom formalised its acquisition of Mobitel on Thursday, with work now under way to upgrade the cellular service provider onto a GSM platform. rnrn