4G auction anticipated by end of year

16 Nov 2012

Sri Lanka’s Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC) has taken a decision to auction frequency licences for 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband services by the end of this year, according to the director general of the watchdog, Anusha Pelpita, who was quoted by internet news service Colombopage.com as saying that 4G networks could be commercially launched next year. No official announcement on the 4G auction date has yet been issued. In September, CommsUpdate reported that delays to LTE launches had been caused by the regulator needing extra time for determining frequency allocations and ‘other practical regulatory procedures’, according to an expert consultant to the watchdog.