Dialog Axiata PLC, an ISO 9001 certified company, is a subsidiary of Axiata Group Berhad. The company operates 2.5G and 3/3.5G Mobile as well as 4G Communications networks supporting the very latest in multimedia and mobile Internet services. In April 2013, Dialog consolidated it’s leadership position in mobile telephony in Sri Lanka by securing the distinction of becoming the first service provider in South Asia to launch mobile 4G FD-LTE services. Dialog also has the distinction of being the first 3G operator to commence commercial operations in South Asia. Its local coverage spans all provinces of Sri Lanka, while a comprehensive suite of International Roaming Services are also provided across a global footprint comprising of more than 200 countries. The company operates a wide portfolio of international telecommunication services, including but not limited to retail and wholesale international voice and data services. Dialog also recently entered into an agreement with the Bay of Bengal Gateway (BBG) consortium as part of the organisation’s plans to boost the delivery of International Bandwidth to Sri Lanka via a submarine cable to be landed in South Colombo, triggering the single largest infusion of International Bandwidth to Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Telecom PLC. (SLTL) is one of Sri Lanka’s most valuable blue chip companies with a market capitalisation as at 31 December 2013 topped Rs.66 billion. Sri Lanka Telecom is the national ICT solutions provider and the leading broadband and backbone infrastructure services provider in the country. The two main shareholders of Sri Lanka Telecom as at year end were the Government of Sri Lanka which held 49.5% through the Secretary to the Treasury and Global Telecommunication Holdings N.V. of Netherlands, which owned a 44.98% stake. The balance shares are publicly traded. The Company has been awarded a National Long Term Rating of AAA (lka) and a BB- rating on Long term Local Currency and Foreign Currency by Fitch Ratings, followed by B+ local and foreign currency credit ratings by Standard & Poor’s
Over a two-decade period, Mobitel has achieved many a milestone. In January 2004, the company launched its fully-fledged 2.5G GSM network that is EDGE/GPRS enabled and designed to operate on dual band. In December 2007, the company launched its 3.5G HSPA network – the first Super 3.5G network in South Asia. Further, Mobitel successfully demonstrated HSPA + MIMO technology with down link speed up to 28.8 Mbps and carried out successful trial of 4G/LTE technology with downlink speed exceeding 96 Mbps, for the first time in the South Asian Region. Investments committed to date in the 2.5G/3.5G/4G networks and service offering amounts to over US$ 500mn.
Lanka Bell is a world-class telecommunications operator that provides a full range of telecommunication services to businesses and residential customers in Sri Lanka. With the recent introduction of the revolutionary low cost CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) technology, Lanka Bell continues to expand its robust modern digital network that currently specialises in Internet, Data and Voice services.