Sri Lanka

Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
State-run groups OK SLT share purchase to help comply with free float requirement
SLT picked by Span Engineering for FTTH upgrade project
SLT teams up with Virtusa to improve digital services provision in Sri Lanka
Mobitel inks 5G, IoT, AI MoU with leading university
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SLT posts 8% rise in H1 revenue
TRCSL considering cut in termination rates
SLT’s Mobitel demos 5G at Polonnaruwa
Hutch deploys NFV-based core network in Sri Lanka
Mobitel hits speeds of 1.55Gbps in 5G tests
Dialog Axiata tests 5G in Sri Lanka, achieves speeds of 1.4Gbps
BOI inks deal with SLT to roll out equipment at 157 sites across Sri Lanka
Hutch Lanka announces formal completion of Etisalat Lanka takeover
Dialog Axiata teams with Netflix in Sri Lanka; FY18 data sales surge
State-owned EPF buys LKR495m worth of Dialog Axiata shares
Telenor and Axiata planning merger of Asian operations
Sri Lanka’s Mobitel investing USD50m on 5G rollout
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Dialog Axiata pilots mobile 5G in Sri Lanka
Minister blames failure of Google Loon project on TRCSL
Huawei says it plans to introduce 5G in Sri Lanka in 2019
SLT reports increased Q4 net profits despite heavy forex loss
SLT inks Fontech deal for public Wi-Fi
Dialog Axiata FY18 net income hits LKR7.5bn; CAPEX tops LKR30bn
Hutch (Lanka) and BOI ink USD115m deal to strengthen 4G network
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Mobitel Sri Lanka launches e-payment solution mCashQR
Dialog Axiata launches 'Dialog Enterprise Cloud' advanced cloud platform
Dialog Axiata pilots South Asia’s first live 5G transmission with Sri Lanka trial
Hutch Lanka to invest USD200m post-Etisalat merger
CK Hutchison, Etisalat finalise mobile merger in Sri Lanka
SLT 9M18 profit climbs on higher revenue, improved efficiency
Forex loss drives down Dialog Axiata Q3 net income
Mobitel Sri Lanka demos 5G at Techno 2018; rival Dialog Axiata partners Ericsson in 5G innovation centre
Dialog Axiata claims ‘first’ with VoWiFi launch in Sri Lanka
Mobitel secures Citibank funding to expand 4.5G LTE coverage
Sri Lanka removes voice call floor rate to improve cost optimisation and bolster competition
Dialog Axiata 6M18 net profit climbs on higher mobile, broadband revenue
SLT plans private placement of shares to comply with public free float rules
SLT in partnership to drive fibre uptake in Havelock City development
Sri Lanka briefs market on telcos' 4G investment plans
SLT Group sees increases in EBITDA and revenue in 1Q18
Dialog revenues, EBITDA and net income all up in 1Q18
Etisalat Lanka and Hutch to merge; CK Hutchison to hold controlling stake
Sri Lanka Telecom connected two million homes with fibre at end-2017
Hutch cleared for 4G in Sri Lanka; 2H18 launch planned
SLT reports 17.7% fall in FY17 profits
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Dialog Axiata yearly revenues climb 9%, profits up 19%
Mobitel pushes to launch evolved 4G network
Dialog Axiata close to resolving licensing issue
Sri Lanka’s mobile industry calls on gov’t to reverse towers fees decision
SLT completes LTE-A Pro trial
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Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
Mobitel enhances Sri Lankan LTE coverage through sub-1GHz band deployment
Telecoms minister discusses infrastructure sharing to speed up national broadband development
Sri Lanka’s TRCSL asks operators to better regulate SIMs
Dialog Axiata trials ‘5G’ mobile technologies in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Telecom reports increased operating profits, revenue in 1H17
Dialog Axiata 2Q17 net income creeps up despite higher taxes, consumer spending slowdown
Government steps in to resolve Dialog, SLT licence quarrel
SLT, Huawei carry out successful LTE-A Pro trial
Dialog Axiata launches TD-LTE home broadband in Colombo
Dialog Axiata completes successful Massive MIMO trial
SLT group sales up 1.4% in Q1
Airtel Lanka picks Gemalto’s device management platform to bolster internet service
Sri Lankan cellco Mobitel plans for stock exchange listing this year
Dialog Axiata launching VoLTE in Sri Lanka
Ericsson, Mobitel sign ‘5G Island of Innovation’ MoU
Sri Lanka Telecom net profit climbs 29% in FY 2016; revenues up 9%
Dialog Axiata: fourth-quarter income up 83% on strong mobile revenues
Etisalat Lanka adds 300 towers in major expansion drive
Lanka Bell owner plans ‘efficiencies and cost savings’
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
That's all folks? Sri Lanka’s Project Loon deflates amid exit rumours
Sri Lanka Telecom awarded contract to deliver government’s LGN 2.0
SLT net profits up 14% in 9M16
Dialog Axiata net income up sharply at LKR7.8bn in 9M16
SLT wins govt fibre broadband deal
Dialog Axiata: no plans to scale back mobile business
Sri Lankan telecoms minister calls for the removal of taxes on smartphones
Axiata mulling stake divestments in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Cambodia?
Dialog launches Sri Lanka’s first VoLTE
Sri Lankan operators trial 4.5G technology, achieve 1Gbps speeds
Tower Talk: a guide to the week’s major cell site developments
Dialog to invest USD125m in expansion in 2016
SLT announces official completion of i-Sri Lanka national broadband project
Dialog, Airtel Lanka merger deal expected in 2016
Axiata, Bharti Sri Lanka M&A rumours persist
Mobitel’s acquisition of Hutch to conclude ‘shortly’
Sri Lanka to acquire 25% stake in Project Loon
Sri Lanka enforces common on-net, off-net retail floor call rates
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Dialog says it has not entered into Airtel Lanka M&A deal
Dialog linked with USD100m deal for Airtel unit
Dialog, BOI to invest additional USD175m in ICT infrastructure
Bharti considers Bangladesh, Sri Lanka sales
Sri Lanka signs Project Loon MoU with Google to deploy 3G balloons
Dialog stages 100Mbps LTE-A trial
SLT to deploy island-wide Wi-Fi solution
SLT net profit slumps 37% in 4Q14
Hutchison’s 3 Group revenues climb 6% in 2014; but Hutchison Asia Telecommunications sales drop 9%
Etisalat contracts Alcatel-Lucent for NFV deployments
Etisalat to build 200 base stations in 100 days
Mobitel launches inflight voice, SMS and data roaming services
SLT chooses Vanrise Solutions
SLT’s group revenues climb 8% in 9M14
Dialog revenue increases 2% q-o-q, 6% in YTD
SLT launches 100G DWDM national backbone network
New mCash services for Etisalat and Sri Lankan pensioners
Etisalat to sell Sri Lankan unit?
(Almost) free music for Sri Lankan mobile users
SEA-ME-WE 5 is ‘giant step’ to 2020 goals, says SLT
Etisalat Lanka launches multi-device packages
Analogue-to-digital TV switchover by 2020 for Sri Lanka
SLT's six-month revenues climb 8% to USD241m
Infratel considering expansion on subcontinent
SLT revenues continue to climb, reaching USD117m in Q1
Dialog’s quarterly revenues up 7% y-o-y, down slightly q-o-q
Regulatory clearance for Mobitel-Hutch deal delayed over price
SLT signs USD415m two-year investment pledge
SLT claims first FTTH service in Sri Lanka
Dialog inks USD115m investment plan with BoI
Two cellcos form mobile money partnership
SLT launches ‘akaza’ cloud computing range
SLT’s revenues climb 5.9%
Dialog’s turnover climbs 12% in FY13 to USD483m
Lanka Bell launches LTE broadband
Mobitel finalises terms of Hutch takeover, report says
Regulator suspends MNP proposals as ‘not cost-effective’
Airtel launches NFC e-ticketing
SLT (Mobitel) considers Hutch acquisition
Dialog selects Ericsson’s M2M platform
Sri Lanka Telecom expands 4G to fill broadband gaps
Etisalat remains in hunt for Airtel Lanka, sources say
Mobitel’s 4G roaming aided by SAP’s IPX interconnection
Telecom tax rises to 25%, but broadband levy remains at 10%
SLT posts 4%, 11% fixed, mobile revenue growth
Sri Lanka Telecom’s broadband customers up nearly 20%
Second phase of ‘e-Sri Lanka’ approved
Lanka Bell preparing to launch 4G services next year
Bharti Airtel near to selling Sri Lankan unit to Etisalat?
Mobitel supports range of NFC services
Sri Lanka Telecom’s revenues rise 4%, EBITDA drops 8% in Q2
Dialog signs USD150 million BOI investment agreement
SLT given new NBN fibre backbone licence
Hutch gives users free Nimbuzz
Mobitel’s LTE is live in seven cities
SLT soft-launches VDSL2
SLT’s Q1 revenue climbs 5%
Dialog acquires additional 2.3GHz spectrum for fixed-wireless LTE via pay-TV purchase
Telcos team up for new submarine cable in Bay of Bengal
Dialog users incur no data fees for Google services
Dialog Axiata launches mobile FDD-LTE following licence win
TRC to establish IMEI register
Dialog Axiata approaches Airtel Lanka, sources say
Etisalat Lanka rolling out LTE with Alcatel-Lucent; lightRadio solution chosen group-wide
SLT’s annual group operating profit climbs 19%
TRC implementing unregistered phone ban
Huawei assisting Dialog’s TD-LTE expansion
Airtel Lanka reaches ‘all regions’ with 3G
Operators welcome broadband tax reduction
Mobitel targets 100% population coverage
Sri Lankan duo introduce commercial LTE products
Regulator to monitor minimum broadband speeds
Mobitel upgrades network to DC-HSPA+
4G auction anticipated by end of year
Airtel links Africa and South Asia with One Network
SLT’s EBIT climbs 16% in 9M12
Broadband tax halved
Central Bank says internet users increase 77%
Dialog sales up 25% on Suntel acquisition and growth in all divisions
TRC says three LTE launches likely by year-end
Chinese arithmetic: addition of 2nd vendor multiplies prospects for Mobitel’s ‘lucky 7’ 4G rollout
Eastern promise: ZTE and Mobitel’s USD40m 4G handshake
Etisalat Sri Lanka launches commercial DC-HSPA+ services
Fixed wireless base on the slide, copper wireline usage boosted by ADSL
Mobitel’s revenues rise 12%, helping drive SLT turnover up 11%
Dialog logs 23% first-half sales hike
LKR17.5bn CAPEX for SLT this year; LKR7.5bn for Mobitel
SLT says first phase of NGN/FTTx project implemented
Mobitel concludes large-scale network expansion, gets ready for 4G
SLT expanding IPTV with UTStarcom
Sri Lankans get TV banking from SLT, mobile cash without a bank account from Dialog
SLT increases sales, EBIT by 9%, 14%; PSTN lines rise
Dialog’s LKR2.1bn forex expense causes net loss
Hutch Lanka launches 3G
Dialog completes Suntel purchase
Hutch Lanka optimising mobile internet
SLT’s profits climb 21%
Dialog Q4 net profits up 11%
SLT upgrades ADSL range
Dialog Axiata buying Suntel for USD34m
Sri Lanka Telecom quarterly profit up 3%
Sri Lankan wireline users rise 4.4% year-on-year, internet usage up 166%
Dialog and Vallibel in running for Suntel
SLT profits climb 49%
ZTE secures Sri Lankan LTE deal
SLT ploughing USD45m into Mobitel
SLT awards ZTE USD27m fibre contract
Sri Lanka Telecom announces first quarter results
Dialog and Mobitel announce LTE trials
Etisalat Sri Lanka launches DC-HSPA+ network; 'ready for LTE'
Mobitel signs LTE rollout agreement – first in Sri Lanka
Dialog plays down Suntel rumours
Just one more thing: FY report from Colombo
Dialog Axiata swings to Q4 and full-year profit, reveals USD150m expansion
SLT’s Skymax finally launches
Lanka Bell sale in doubt due to improved performance
Ding dong: two suitors eying up Lanka Bell, says source
Lanka Bell up for sale
SLT to make proposals for new 126km highway fibre route
Third-quarter turnaround for Sri Lanka Telecom
SLT to add 10,000km of fibre this year, 5,000km next year
Tata has another go at buying Suntel
Etisalat Lanka awards Alcatel-Lucent major mobile/IP network contract
SLT’s far-north network extension enters service
SLT’s 3% fixed revenue drop offset by 30% mobile sales leap
Dialog Axiata’s consolidated revenues up 15% in first half
Etisalat Lanka launches USD163 million expansion, 3G upgrade
Etisalat interested in Suntel
Dialog Telekom is now Dialog Axiata
TRC takes action to stop operator losses
PCCW Global and Dialog interconnect MPLS networks
Dialog Telekom swings to Q1 net profit
Sri Lanka Telecom’s revenues rise, net profit drops
Dialog Telekom to be renamed Dialog Axiata
Sri Lanka Telecom annual profits drop; posts 4Q loss
Etisalat Lanka brand officially launched; vows to double number of base stations
Lanka Bell expanding in north with Sierra
TRC to allocate additional WiMAX, LTE spectrum next month, regulator source says
Regulator to award fibre backbone contract by April
Mobitel tests 28Mbps HSPA+
SLT boosts northern connectivity with CDMA, WiMAX
Sky’s the limit for SLT’s WiMAX launch
Sri Lanka Telecom net profit drops 74% on costs; telco invests in northern link
Dialog posts fifth straight quarterly loss
Millicom sells Tigo Sri Lanka to Etisalat
MIC rejects BSNL bid for Tigo SL
BSNL to bid for Tigo SL
Etisalat bids for 100% of Tigo SL
SLT says demand for fixed line telephony is falling markedly
SLT ramps up competition by slashing prices
Tigo Sri Lanka sale by March 2010
Seven bidders for national fibre backbone project
Price war pushes down revenues at Dialog; one-off costs cause LKR7.7 billion loss
SLT's net income slumps 75% as it expands mobile, data areas
Bharti Airtel to bid for Tigo Sri Lanka, agrees to build fixed network in Bhutan
Bharti Airtel Lanka signs up a million
Lanka Bell salutes FLAG
Cellcos expanding in war-torn north-east
Millicom may sell Sri Lankan, Cambodian units to Malaysia’s Axiata
Sri Lanka Telecom net profit down 42%
Dialog’s revenues fall after prices slashed, profits drop on new business costs and FX effects
MTNL scraps Suntel bid once and for all
Dialog Telekom pilots HSPA+
Sri Lanka Telecom may lose customers following new taxes
SLT’s annual profits up 31%
Dialog’s mobile users up 29%, posts LKR2.9 billion loss on 40% costs hike
Airtel launch goes to plan; Tigo notches up 2m users
MTNL shelves Suntel acquisition
Airtel Lanka to launch on 12 January
SLT’s costs and inflation drive profit down
Dialog Telekom reports plummeting net profit
New telephony concept makes cents: operator pays you to talk
Lanka Bell launches new WiMAX services
Bharti plans pre-Christmas launch
SLT’s delayed IPTV service on air today
Mobitel sets out expansion plans; focuses on state workers
SLT rolls out FTTB to regions
Bharti’s Sri Lankan launch pushed back to end of year
Railway and power companies to assist rural fibre backbone
MTNL still seeking partner in Suntel
Dialog’s subscribers up 31% year-on-year; costs impact earnings
Mobile TV goes ahead, IPTV held up
Ericsson runs 3G trial
SLT second quarter profits up 168%
Dialog extends 3G reach
SLT rolls with Rolling rollout
SLT aims for 12% revenue increase
Lanka Bell’s Falcon connection live
Lanka Bell launches WiMAX
SLT’s quarterly profit drops 16%
Mobitel goes to Opera
Dialog reports Q1 group results
SLT upgrades bandwidth, announces IPVPN system for schools
Maxis parent’s SLT stake up to 42%
SLT buying WiMAX company
Dialog launches island’s first mobile GPS SatNav
Electroteks wants to enter wireless broadband market
Reliance forms joint venture in Sri Lanka
Maxis buys 35.2% stake in Sri Lanka Telecom from NTT
MTNL seeks partner in Suntel acquisition
Bharti confirms launch postponement until September
Sale of NTT’s stake in SLT to Maxis approved
Bharti plans to launch Sri Lankan 2G and 3G services by September
CDMA boosts SLT’s fixed line growth
Sri Lanka Telecom to launch IPTV unit
SLT profits lower than expected
Dialog reports fall in annual net income
Dialog 3G to provide live news feeds
SLT forms rural partnership
Tata sells 10% of Sri Lankan unit
Mobitel’s 3.5G service launches
Mobitel invests USD200 million to launch HSPA
SLT ownership court case bumped to February
Dialog chalks up another first as WiMAX network goes live
E-mail push increases Mobitel’s corporate pull
Sri Lanka Telecom’s forced tariff reduction effective next month
Hutch Sri Lanka joins mill-high club
MTNL sees bright future in Suntel, despite legal issue
IFC provides USD100m finance package to Dialog, takes small stake
Newcomer Bharti awards Huawei USD150m contract
SLT stake sale postponed until November at least
SLT says DSL network now upgraded, but no speed guarantees
Sri Lanka Telecom’s revenues cut by court case
Lanka Bell seeks mobile licence
Bharti prepares to party in Sri Lanka
SLT looks East
Dialog launches IDD video calling
CDMA broadband soon, says SLT
Dialog befriends a thousand eZ buddies
Hutch Lanka and ZTE cement relations
SLT’s new ADSL lines suspended
MTNL close to buying Suntel
Dialog CDMA service launched
SLT extends CDMA net to conflict zone
Sale of NTT’s SLT shares suspended by court
Dialog announces USD300 million investment; CDMA service due within a month
MTNL leads bidding for Suntel
State approves NTT’s sale of SLT stake to Maxis parent
Dialog approves LKR15.5b rights issue; Telekom Malaysia to inject LKR13b in FDI
Telekom Malaysia sells 3.2% stake in Dialog
Bharti Airtel to invest USD150 million in Sri Lanka
Correction: Maxis and NTT’s SLT deal not done
Sri Lanka Telecom’s net income up 53%
Suntel shortlist narrows to four
Maxis closes purchase of SLT stake
Lanka Bell launches voice SMS
MTNL, VSNL and TM on shortlist for Suntel
SLT to launch IPTV this year
Dialog to raise USD190 million
Maxis in the running for NTT’s SLT stake
Dialog’s eZ Buddies to improve phone access
Lanka Internet leaves thousands offline
Sri Lanka suspends third party phone sales to Tiger areas
Dialog fulfills investment pledge
Regulator reports soaring growth
Dialog’s revenues up 42%, adds nearly a million users in 2006
SLT profits up by over three-quarters
Mobitel announces USD200 million expansion programme
Celltel to wage war on Dialog under the Tigo flag
SLT to invest USD100 million in IP and international projects
Dialog pilots WiMAX service
Bharti Airtel wins Sri Lanka’s fifth cellular licence
VSNL aiming to buy Suntel
Dialog Telekom partners Ericsson in 3G rollout
Lanka Bell, Reliance ink cable deal
Sri Lanka-Maldives cable to bring down prices
SLT’s nine-month profit reaches USD36 million
Dialog tries more four-play moves
Suntel ups network expenditure on back of loan
SLT considers TV launch
Celltel to invest nearly USD70 million to double network coverage
SLT 3Q income up as mobile unit posts first profit since 2003
New study says mobile penetration will plateau in 2008
SLT and BSNL inaugurate submarine cable
Dialog Telekom moves into TV
SLT mulls takeover of payphone firm
Lanka Bell reaches CDMA target nearly two years ahead of schedule
Lanka Bell in submarine cable tie-up with FLAG Telecom
ZTE to expand SLT’s WiLL services
Dialog wastes no time in launching 3G
SLT nears metro Ethernet goal
Sri Lanka Telecom's 2Q profits up to LKR1 billion
Reliance, Bharti, Maxis, SingTel bidding for Sri Lankan mobile licence
Sri Lanka to award 3G licences next week
Maxis bidding for Sri Lanka mobile licence
WiMAX interest from ‘over a dozen’ companies, reports regulator
SLT to roll out metro Ethernet in capital
Sri Lanka aims to attract fifth mobile operator
NEC to build cable link between Sri Lanka and Maldives
Sri Lanka offers USD5 million 3G licences
Lanka Bell gets state contract to expand public CDMA network
SLT’s profits up 41%, revenues rise 25%, helped by CDMA sales
Dialog outlines spending plan as profits soar
Dialog expecting 3G licence within the quarter
Tritel targets 40,000 CDMA payphones in three years
Mobitel sets target of one million subscribers
Dialog sets USD150 million expansion budget
SLT resumes CDMA service
Sri Lanka Telecom to suspend CDMA Citylink marketing
Sri Lanka Telecom trials WiMAX
Celltel Lanka to venture into embattled areas
SunTel achieves WiLL growth at a cost
Celltel Lanka awarded new 1800MHz licence
Dialog earmarks USD150 million investment as profits surge 71%
SLT’s 4Q profits near USD6 million
Dialog concludes MTT Network buyout
Sri Lanka Telecom picks Juniper for network upgrade
SLT launches CDMA
Hijacked lines lead to international block
ZTE to deploy IP-based CDMA network in Sri Lanka
NEC to supply India-Sri Lanka cable
Ministry awards CDMA licences to Lanka Internet, Tritel
BSNL and SLT finalise submarine cable deal
Dialog first half profits soar on subscriber gains
Milestone for Mobitel
Sweet Dialog for cellco’s trading debut
ITC awards USD64.5 million to Sri Lanka for telecoms reconstruction
Dialog Telekom reports strong gains in 2004
Mobitel contracts Ericsson for GSM/GPRS/EDGE expansion
TM to list Sri Lankan mobile unit
Lanka Bell inks USD40 million deal with Huawei
Suntel to roll out CDMA2000 1x network
Telekom Malaysia to float MTN Networks
MTN Networks expected to launch IPO later this year
Telecom posts massive hike in first half profits
SLT plans share offering to fund mobile drive & acquire fixed line rival
IFC lends USD50 million to MTN Networks
SLT gets closer to WiLL acquisition
Ericsson wins Mobitel GSM order
3G test network put out to tender