Bilateral Links

Jan 17, 2012 (LBO) – Sri Lanka and India have signed an agreement to set up a mechanism of technical and institutional cooperation in telecommunications. The memorandum of understanding is between the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and Telecommunication Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL).

The deal was signed during a visit to the island by S M Krishna, External Affairs Minister of India. It aims to develop telecommunications in both the countries particularly in the areas of technology and access to telecommunication services, a statement from the Indian High Commission said.

The deal covers oversight of service provision, convergence, next generation networks, new technologies, spectrum issues, number portability, and economic regulation, it said.