June 3, 2013 (LBO) – Mobitel, a unit of Sri Lanka Telecom, said mobile fourth generation (4G) broad band services had gone live in Colombo, Galle, Hambantota, Jaffna, Kalutara, Kandy, and Matara. Enterprises can benefit from the service as it is reliable and has higher average speeds of Mobitel’s mobile 4G-LTE service which is backed by the fibre optic network of its parent, the firm said.

The 4G-LTE (fourth generation – long term evolution) services had shown downlink speeds of 96 Megabits per second, which they said was the highest in South Asia.

“To enjoy 4G-LTE speeds, customers must use supporting mobile phones, dongles or routers,” Mobitel said in a statement.

“With these superior speeds customers can experience faster download speeds, smooth HD video streaming, superior online gaming and much more.”

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