Dialog introduces WiMAX Broadband Internet
Dialog Telekom introduced Broadband Internet powered by WiMAX for the
first time to the Sri Lankan customers from yesterday. This is also the
first time that it is being introduced to the region. The company which
was also the first region to introduce GSM and 3G to the region has
invested US $ 10 million during 18 months for provide this service and
“A very large investment was made for the fibre-optic network, as it
has to be installed outside Colombo. Sri Lankan markets can now
experience the fastest Internet connection,” Director/ Chief Executive,
Dialog Telekom Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya said at the launch yesterday.
He added that WiMAX is not only a Colombo product. “We offer a range
of products including state of art
CEO DBN, Kavan Ratnayaka and Director/ Chief Executive, Dialog
Telekom Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya
Picture by Saliya Rupasinghe
mobile phones,” he said.
“There is an unserved demand in Sri Lanka for broadband. There will
be 225 base stations in 55 main cities and 75 towns. We also have
coverage in Trincomalee and we expect to expand it by the end of this
year,” Chief Technology Officer, Dialog Broadband Networks (DBN), Vajira
Acting General Manager, Marketing Dialog Broadband Networks, Dinesh
Arunatileka said Internet can be cruised at four mega bits per second.
Dialog also offers email, virus protection and web space.
“Internet is quickly becoming an integral aprt in many aspects of our
lives and Dialog Broadband will change the way we experience Internet.
True broadband opens up unlimited possibilities for both
organisations and individuals and unleashes the full power of the web
for our customers,” Chief Executive Officer, Dialog Broadband Networks,
Kavan Ratnayaka said.
Director General, Telecom Regulatory Commission (TRC), Kanchana
Ratwatte added there are only 160,000 Internet users at present and that
DBN will increase this number.
The new service includes pre-packed high-speed, Internet solutions
together with unlimited Internet usage for fixed monthly subscription.
Offering the best value for money, Dialog Broadband connectivity will
replace the traditional dial-up access to the Internet. Activity such as
gaming, video sharing, movie and music downloads are easy for Dialog
Dialog Broadband Networks (DBN) is a fully owned subsidiary of Dialog
Telecom PLC and is a key player in Sri Lanka’s ICT infrastructure
sector, providing backbone and transission infrastructure facilities and
data communication services.
The company has consistently focused on the adoption of International
best practices with respect to management systems, business process and
The Company has distinction of being the first 3G operator in South
Asia to commence commercial operations. Its local coverage spans all
provinces of Sri Lanka, while international roaming is provided in over