Lanka Bell gets state contract to expand public CDMA network

23 May 2006

Sri Lankan wireless in the local loop (WiLL) provider Lanka Bell has signed an agreement with the Post and Telecommunication Ministry to provide 3,000 public CDMA phone lines to boost telephony facilities and reduce payphone call charges at post offices in rural areas, including the north and east of the island.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, Lanka Bell embarked on a major expansion programme in April 2005 by contracting China’s Huawei Technologies to roll out a CDMA2000 1x WiLL network, a month after winning 2.5MHz of additional wireless spectrum. By the end of January 2006 it had signed up a total of 100,000 CDMA subscribers.

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