Speed Test

Nov 05, 2010 (LBO) – Broadband download speeds delivered by Dialog Axiata, Sri Lanka’s dominant mobile operator, exceed expectations although its main rival Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) does better on other measurements, a report said. Dialog’s 1Mbps (megabits per second) post-paid broadband package delivers more than promised in download speeds, recent Quality of Service Experience (QoSE) tests by regional think tank LIRNEasia said.

It also offers better value for money (kbps per US dollar) when compared to similar offerings by SLT, the dominant fixed line operator, and its Mobitel mobile phone subsidiary.

In its latest QoSE report, LIRNEasia compared download speeds of three similar broadband packages in Sri Lanka.

These were Dialog’s post-paid broadband (1Mbps), Mobitel’s Zoom890 (1Mbps) and SLT’s Office (2 Mbps).

The underlying technologies of the different packages would most certainly impact their performance, said Shazna Zuhyle, research manager at LIRNEasia.

But the focus of LIRNEasia’s broadband QoSE benchmarking was on the comparison between what is promised or advertised versus the actual speeds delivered by the operators and how they measure up on other measurements.

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