Mooring Point

Dilshan Wirasekara, Chief Executive Officer of First Capital Treasuries PLC

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) will set up its first point of presence (POP) outside the country – in the United Kingdom which generates close to 30 per cent of its international incoming voice traffic.
UK is SLTs second largest call generator after India which accounts for nearly half of its incoming traffic. rn

rnSLT officials told Lanka Business Online that establishing a POP in the UK would help reduce its tariffs for calls made from the EU region to Sri Lanka. rn

rnThe telco in December 2002, launched its Sigiri calling card in UK, its product to encourage calls from Britain to Sri Lanka.rn

rnEstablishing a POP in the UK will help SLT manage traffic effectively, cater to future growth and offer termination, hubbing and transit services to overseas telecom service providers. rn

rnThe international incoming call market is a 30 million minutes a month business, opposed to 4.5 million a month international outgoing call business.rn

rnAn estimated 30 per cent of SLTs revenue comes from internationa