Unbundling Call

The telecom giant is looking at decentralizing more power to some of its key units and spinning off profitable operations like SLTnet.

rnrnThilanga Sumapithapala told Lanka Business Online that SLT is looking at giving the consultancy to either Ernst & Young or PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

rnrnldblquote We will see who [which consultant] will give us the best model before we give them the mandate in about three weeks time. They will thereafter have about six months to complete the exercise,
dblquote Sumathipala said.

rnrnThe government recently said it was renegotiating SLT
quote s management contract with Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp. (NTT) of Japan.

rnSLT loses its monopoly on local and international calls in August, and Sumathipala says, the company is not ready, with the current monopolistic situation, to take on future challenges.

rnHowever, the restructuring plan Sumathipala says will not hamper SLT
quote s network expansion.

rnThe company today launched lquote Project Hope
quote to provi