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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2585

Dialog launches Broadband Internet Service to Sri Lanka

Sunil C. Perera in Colombo

Colombo, 02 November, ( The Dialog Broadband Networks [DBN] has introduced its newest Wi-max broadband Internet service for local subscribers and plans to expand its service island wide within a short period.

The DBN became the first in Sri Lanka to introduce Broadband Internet Service and the company said this new service includes pre-packaged high-speed internet solutions, together with unlimited internet usage for a fixed monthly subscription.

DIALOG’s CEO Dr.Hans Wijesuriya said this connectivity will replace the traditional dial-up access to the internet. Activities such as gaming, video sharing, movie and music download are within easy reach of Dialog customers, he explained.

According to the Dialog’s CEO, Dr.Wijesuriya the company is consistently focused on the adoption of international best practices with respect to management systems, business processes and quality systems.

Speaking at this occasion held in Colombo, Director General of the Telecom Regulatory Commission Kanchana Ratwatte said at present Sri Lanka has over 160,000 internet users and seven million mobile telephone subscribers .The Sri Lanka Telecom is the key player which introduced ADSL internet facility to the local internet arena, but lacks this service for the rural masses due to the problems of the expansion.

The first Broadband Internet connection was purchased by the Chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Mahen Dayananda.

- Asian Tribune -

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