Airtel Lanka reaches ‘all regions’ with 3G

11 Jan 2013

India’s Bharti Airtel has reported that its Sri Lankan cellular subsidiary rolled out 1,600 wireless towers covering all 25 districts of Sri Lanka by December 2012, and that of these, over 650 towers offered 3G services, with a 3G presence in all regions. Earlier in the year, Airtel also completed a six-month network upgrade in the Colombo and Greater Colombo areas, delivering HSPA+ at selected sites. Since launching commercial services in Sri Lanka in January 2009, Airtel says it has invested over USD325 million in the country, local newspaper the Daily News reports. The parent company added that Airtel Sri Lanka had 1.7 million active subscribers by December 2012.

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