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CEAT Kelani Holdings Managing Director Ravi Dadlani (right) and Lanka Ashok Leyland CEO Umesh Gautham exchange the OEM agreement

Despite a lack of hype, Lanka Cellular Services, a subsidiary of Hutchison Whampoa Limited will roll out three more GSM switches in Colombo, Kandy and Galle as part of its ongoing network expansion.
Hutchison, primarily operating an Analog service, has already deployed a number of Global Standards for Mobile communication (GSM) switches outside Colombo. rn

rnThe three additional switches form a part of the companys migration from analog technology on to a GSM platform.rn

rnThe company has however, chosen not to deploy a traditional GSM network, instead opting for a lquote home zone or decentralised network.rn

rnTypically a GSM network routes all its calls through a handful of central switches, while Hutchisons lquote home zone network will place calls through a local switch. rn

rnA statement by the equipment provider, interWAVE Communications says that the scalable technology used by Lanka Cellular was upgradeable to provide value-added services on par with any other GSM service provider. rn

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