Fourth Generation

Dec 31, 2012 (LBO) – Mobitel, a unit of Sri Lanka Telecom, the country’s largest fixed access provider, said it had launched fourth generation services (4G) using LTE (long term evolution) technology, Mobitel said it was the first company in South Asia to trial the services in May 2011 with downlink speeds exceeding 96Mbps.

“Mobitel will be able to yield the best out of the mobile 4G/LTE services with the power of its parent company SLT’s extensive fibre network which will be beneficial to the country’s future,” the firm said in a statement.

Mobitel said it was one of 10 companies in the world to launch a 3.5G HSPA network in 2007. .