Fourth Gen

Mar 28, 2013 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Dialog Axiata, which bought a slice of 1800MegaHertz band spectrum says it will launch fourth generation high speed mobile broadband services shortly. Dialog group operates Sri Lanka’s largest mobile network with 7.8 million subscribers with GSM, 3G and HSPA+ technology.

Dialog says it was chosen as the internet service provider of the year by the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing and Nielsen and was also voted the telecom brand of the year for the second year running at the annual awards.

“Dialog Axiata’s commitment to roll out a mobile 4G LTE (long term evolution) network on the 1800 MHz band follows on from our launch of Sri Lanka’s first fixed 4G LTE service last year,” group chief executive Hans Wijayasuriya said in a statement.

Dialog paid 3.277 billion rupees to buy a 10MHz block of paired bandwidth from the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRC) Thursday.

Dialog unit, Dialog Broadband Networks launched Sri Lanka first 4G LTE fixed services to homes and enterprises last year in the capital Colombo. It has since been extended to Kandy in central Sri Lanka and Jaffna in the north.

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