Dialog Axiata PLC, the first telecommunications service provider in the South Asian region to demonstrate 5G capabilities in 2018, announced the successful testing of mmWave 5G for the first time in South Asia.
Dialog achieved 5G Download speeds greater than 4 Gbps on non-standalone (NSA) mode using mmwave attaining significantly higher throughputs than current standards. mmWave solutions work in high frequency ranges, providing ultra-capacity over short distances allowing for wider bandwidth, as well as faster uplinks and downlinks, enabling users to leverage all the benefits of 5G. Deployment of mmWave technology will enhance the fixed broadband performance levels and enable low-latency industry applications including industrial automation, healthcare, intelligent transport systems, and virtual reality.
Commenting, Supun Weerasinghe, Group Chief Executive of Dialog Axiata PLC said, “With 5G mmWave gaining momentum around the world as a game-changer for consumers and businesses alike, we are pleased to be the first operator in South Asia to demonstrate enhanced network capabilities with this range, keeping true to our Brand ethos of delivering ‘The Future. Today’. With this successful trial, we have opened a new chapter in Sri Lanka’s ICT landscape and we look forward to the endless opportunities and innovative applications our 5G network will usher in, powered by the best-in-class technologies such as mmWave.”
This announcement follows a range of 5G milestones and firsts in South Asia and Sri Lanka, including the deployment of the region’s first 5G trial network, the first 5G Standalone (5G SA) network trial, and the first standards-based 5G fixed-wireless pilot transmission in December 2018. Customers can visit www.dialog.lk/5g to stay updated as Dialog expands its 5G trial network to more locations.