Sri Lanka’s Dialog demonstrates internet speed of 1 Gbps


(From left) Navin Pieris – Head of Business Broadband, Pradeep De Almeida – Group Chief Technology Officer of Dialog Axiata, Azwan Khan – Group Chief Operating Officer of Dialog Axiata, Shunli Wang – CEO of Huawei Sri Lanka, Vasabha Bulathsinhala – Deputy CEO, Huawei Sri Lanka at South Asia’s first 4.5G demonstration.

Jun 18, 2016 (LBO) –  Sri Lanka’s Dialog telecom, a unit of Malaysia’s Axiata Group, said they established the capability to deliver super broadband connectivity that is 10 times faster than the fastest connection currently available.

“Sri Lanka established yet another milestone on the region’s Broadband Technology landscape today with an exposition of South Asia’s first 4.5G demonstration featuring download speeds in excess of 1Gbps (Gigabits per Second),” Dialog said in a statement.

“The technology capability test was carried out on the Huawei Technologies’LTE infrastructure of Dialog Axiata.”

The demonstration established the capability of the network to deliver throughputs in excess of 1 Gbps on the LTE Radio (Air) Interface.

Following the 4.5G technology capability test, Sri Lanka joins a select circle of 20 Countries where 4.5G capabilities have been demonstrated.

In 2014, Sri Lanka became the first country in South Asia to Launch Commercial 4G services, when Dialog Axiata launched its 4G services on FD-LTE and TD-LTE technologies.

Dialog’s 4G LTE networks have since evolved to deliver burst speeds up to 100MBps and provides a population coverage in excess of 50 percent with respect to ultra-high speed 4G services.

Following in the footsteps of the company’s 3G-HSPA network which provides a population coverage in excess of 83 percent, Dialog’s 4G LTE Services are expected to provide ultra high speed broadband coverage to all populated areas of the country in the near future, the statement added.