Telecoms minister discusses infrastructure sharing to speed up national broadband development

15 Sep 2017

Online news portal LBO – reporting on the Sri Lanka Broadband Forum, set up by the Ministry of Telecommunication & Digital Infrastructure and Huawei Technologies – quotes the telecoms minister, Harin Fernando, as saying that successful discussions took place to consider how infrastructure sharing could be used to speed up broadband development in the country. Under the theme ‘A Better Connected Sri Lanka’, the forum considered ultra-high speed broadband development in the country to ‘facilitate business success of all partners in the industry chain and create a sustainable ecosystem’. The event reportedly drew on successes concerning infrastructure sharing in other countries which proved that physical infrastructure sharing from utilities would reduce civil work of telecom operators and avoid duplication of infrastructures like ducts and poles.