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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 other facilities.

“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 Jayasinghe explained.

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 customers.

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 quality systems.

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 200 countries.

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