Airtel Lanka allocated 850MHz spectrum for 4G; mobile broadband launch to follow ‘soon’

22 Oct 2020

Bharti Airtel Lanka has been awarded 4G-suitable spectrum in the 850MHz band by the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) and says it will ‘soon’ launch its high speed mobile broadband services across the country. The DailyFT newspaper reports the Bharti Airtel Limited subsidiary as saying that in using 850MHz spectrum, its 4G service will offer end users ‘superior indoor coverage’ due to its higher signal propagation.

Commenting on the spectrum allocation, Airtel Lanka CEO and managing director Ashish Chandra said: ‘We are thankful to the government of Sri Lanka and the TRCSL for allotting us the 4G spectrum. We look forward to delighting customers across Sri Lanka with world-class 4G services. The 850MHz band will enable us to deliver a truly differentiated high speed network experience to our customers with superior indoor coverage, which is a must in today’s scenario of work from home and online education.’

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