Sri Lanka Telecom expands 4G to fill broadband gaps

21 Jan 2014

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) has given an update on its strategy in rolling out nationwide broadband service coverage, announcing that it is deploying 4G LTE wireless services to areas that are not served by its ADSL or FTTx networks, reports Lanka Business Online. To encourage broadband usage SLT has increased data volume allowances on all its broadband packages from this month at no additional charge. Among examples of recent rollouts, SLT said that Ruwanwella in Kegalle district received free-of-charge 50Mbps 4G wireless broadband connections for its school and library, in a government-backed scheme which will be expanded into other areas in due course. Telco officials added that LTE technology has already been deployed in multiple locations which are not served by fixed broadband access infrastructure.

SLT’s basic ‘Web Starter’ broadband package has had its monthly data limit doubled to 10GB, while the ‘Web Pal’ data threshold rose from 8GB to 13GB, ‘Web Family’ from 25GB to 35GB, ‘Web Surfer’ from 35GB to 50GB, ‘Web Pro’ from 60GB to 85GB, ‘Web Master’ from 120GB to 155GB and ‘Web Life’ from 300GB to 375GB.

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