Regulator to monitor minimum broadband speeds

19 Dec 2012

The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission Sri Lanka (TRC) says it will monitor broadband speeds in 2013 to ensure the mandatory minimum speeds are maintained by fixed broadband providers and 3G operators, reports local newspaper Daily Mirror. According to the watchdog, mobile broadband speeds must not drop below 70% of the level advertised by fixed line operators, and below 30% of the level advertised by mobile broadband providers. ‘The objective is to establish a standard in the industry, which every player has to comply with in order to ensure the maintenance of the quality of the broadband service in the country, according to our broadband roadmap,’ a consultant on broadband at the TRC, Sanath Siriwardena, told Mirror Business.


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