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SLT-MOBITEL Expands 5G Pre-Commercial Trial Network Across Sri Lanka Unlocking Futuristic Mobile Experiences for Customers

Reaffirming its leadership in introducing state-of-the-art Mobile technology to Sri Lanka, SLT-MOBITEL, the National ICT Solutions Provider, has expanded its 5G pre-commercial trial network across main cities in the country; setting a pathway for customers to experience the transformational power of 5G technology in both Mobile Broadband and Fixed Wireless Access domains.

Customers with a 5G ready device which is compatible with SLT-MOBITEL’s 5G pre-commercial Trial Network, can now experience the transformative power of 5G in five cities including Colombo, Kandy, Anuradhapura, Galle, and Jaffna.

SLT-MOBITEL customers can check their device compatibility and information by visiting https://5g.sltmobitel.lk. Customers who do not have a 5G compatible device can visit SLT-MOBITEL select outlets and experience the 5G technology.

5G is hailed as the next generation of wireless communication with key attributes such as extreme speed, low latency, massive connectivity, new immersive experiences enabled with applications such as HD video streaming, augmented reality, virtual reality, factory automation, remote operations, mission critical communications, massive IOT and an exciting range of limitless potential and possibilities for consumers and enterprise businesses.

Over the recent years as the leader of Sri Lanka’s digital transformation, SLT-MOBITEL has continuously demonstrated the potential and the critical need for the deployment of 5G technology across the island.

Figure 1-SLT-Mobitel 5G Trial Zone Colombo.

Since 2019, SLT-MOBITEL Mobile has spearheaded 5G deployments countrywide through public demonstrations. In April 2019, SLT-MOBITEL Mobile successfully showcased South Asia’s first 5G deployment over a mobile network, connecting a commercial mobile smartphone to its 5G network with record speeds.

Currently, the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) is in the process of facilitating 5G commercial license issuance in Sri Lanka, and upon receipt of necessary authorization SLT-MOBITEL aims to expand its 5G network, further unlocking the digital advancement and contributing to a more inclusive digital economy.

As the nation’s ICT Solutions Provider, SLT-MOBITEL strives to raise the bar and provide best-in-class experiences to customers through advanced connectivity & digital technology solutions including 5G, Narrowband Internet of things (NB-IoT), Mission Critical Communications (MCPTT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) etc.

Exemplifying commitment to ensuring customers enjoy unparalleled connectivity and superior user experience, SLT-MOBITEL Mobile has been recognized by Ookla®, as the ‘Fastest Mobile Network in Sri Lanka’ in 2021, which is the third consecutive year since 2019. Ookla® is the global leader in fixed and mobile broadband network testing applications, data and analysis and the Ookla Awards reaffirms SLT-MOBITEL’s network excellence.

Figure 3-SLT-Mobitel 5G Trial Zone Kandy.

Additionally, driving digital inclusivity and boosting rural connectivity, SLT-MOBITEL strives to facilitate national level initiatives collaborating with the TRCSL to provide 100% 4G LTE connectivity to the nation.  With 5G commercial deployment plans taking place, SLT-MOBITEL continues to invest in improving its 5G ready network infrastructure and has invested significantly to bolster broadband services in Sri Lanka.

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