Etisalat Lanka adds 300 towers in major expansion drive

12 Jan 2017

Sri Lankan mobile operator Etisalat Lanka, a unit of UAE-based Emirates Telecommunications Corp (Etisalat), has embarked on a significant service expansion, adding 300 additional mobile towers to its national network to improve point-to-point connectivity across the country. The cellco says it is looking to meet pent up consumer demand for mobile data, which will soon see it rolling out ‘customised personal and corporate data plans’, while also working to improve its record on customer service provision.

‘With the recent fortifications to our network and hardware alike, Etisalat’s customers are now empowered with faster and reliable mobile internet connectivity, offering our subscribers seamless connectivity across Sri Lanka,’ Etisalat Lanka CEO Suleiman Salim Alkaabi said. The company notes that the latest service expansion forms part of a wider rollout project which began in 2014, as well as its acknowledgement of the the Sri Lankan Government’s initiative to expand 3G coverage throughout the island.

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