Sri Lanka Equity Forum
Dear Reader,

Registration with the Sri Lanka Equity Forum would enable you to enjoy an array of other services such as Member Rankings, User Groups, Own Posts & Profile, Exclusive Research, Live Chat Box etc..

All information contained in this forum is subject to Disclaimer Notice published.


Thank You
Sri Lanka Equity Forum

Discussion Forum for Stock Market Investors in Sri Lanka

සිංහල පරිවර්තනය
Submit Post
Submit Post
Market Place

Add an ad

View all ads

Latest topics

» AAIC - Profit over one billion!!!!!
by wisdom79 Today at 7:36 pm

» Positive News
by Promoney Today at 7:24 pm

» Bansei Royal Resorts BRR up 23%
by Invest-Wise Today at 4:52 pm

» BIL පුපුරා යාමට ආසන්නයි
by Winner123 Today at 4:30 pm

» Market again heading to 4800? :D
by Ahcha Today at 3:38 pm

» RAL....RAL, Renuka Agri
by nirowat Today at 3:33 pm

» Massive Fraud At AEL subsidiry
by ThilinaM Today at 2:30 pm

» Just About Prima Glass – GLAS
by KOLAA Today at 1:18 pm

» LOOKOUT FOR SIRA
by Eugine Fernando Today at 12:51 pm

» SEMB.N predictions
by 4Corners Today at 10:14 am

» FORUM POLITICIANS
by CITIZEN Today at 10:10 am

» After Advanced level what is
by lankaspeaker Today at 9:57 am

» LOTUS TOWER economy
by CITIZEN Today at 9:55 am

» PRESIDENT ELECTION
by Ahcha Today at 7:21 am

» GOOD SHARES TO BUY
by Teller Yesterday at 11:23 pm

» Why AAIC Should trade above RS.50/-
by wisdom79 Yesterday at 7:56 pm

» Stupid fucking UNP and ranils ass hole economics
by samaritan Yesterday at 7:14 pm

» KAPI (MDT Walkers PLc)
by samaritan Yesterday at 7:12 pm

» Learn To Invest Yourself.
by Asoka Samarakone Yesterday at 5:56 pm

» DIVIDEND UPDATES Link
by Beta1 Yesterday at 3:12 pm

» lOFC definitely will hit 6/-
by Teller Yesterday at 1:04 am

» Renuka managemnt Treat SH as Trash
by Sanju121 Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:36 pm

» Blue Diamonds Voting & Non Voting
by Ahcha Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:35 am

» MULL trade up possibilities
by crs Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:22 pm

» MARA marai
by SECsux Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:22 pm

» SLTL REVALUATION OF ASSETS IS ON............
by Eng Krishantha Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:06 pm

» LIOC shares
by lakmal Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:47 pm

» JKH will touch 175 very soon
by Rare Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:10 am

» ඇවන්ගාඩ් අල්ලස් නඩුවෙන් ගෝඨාභය නිදහස්
by samansilva Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:25 am

» Invest AEL and TKYO return more than 30%...
by samaritan Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:15 pm

» Watch Out for MAL.X
by Cricketman Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:56 pm

» LOOKOUT FOR GLASS
by Sanju121 Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:02 pm

» NEXT RUN LDEV
by Sanju121 Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:28 pm

» BIL. N mandatory offer at Rs 6.80
by Equityinvestor Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:05 pm

» PAP vs RAL
by Teller Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:04 am

» RAL AND KZOO
by Ahcha Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:40 am

» Look PAP Amazing company
by reyaz Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:21 am

» RENUKA CAPITAL PLC KZOO.N0000@2.80
by ThilinaM Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:56 am

» PIRAMAL GLASS (GLAS)
by Sanju121 Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:45 am

» AEL CAPITAL TRUST 24.50?
by samaritan Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:39 am

» Kzoo vs onal
by fireshelter Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:56 pm

» Still you can Enter to CFVF.N0000 :
by Trader321 Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:55 pm

» Only equity stocks are discussed here!
by reyaz Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:36 pm


You are not connected. Please login or register

Sri Lanka Equity Forum » Stock Market & Forum Help » Stock Market News » Sri Lanka becomes first country in South Asia to roll out 4G mobile network

Sri Lanka becomes first country in South Asia to roll out 4G mobile network

Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

CSE.SAS

CSE.SAS
Global Moderator
Mar 28, 2013 (LBO) - Sri Lanka's Dialog Axiata has paid 3.2 billion rupees to buy a 10Mega Hertz block of spectrum in the 1,800MHz band which can be used for fourth generation high speed mobile broadband, telecom regulator Anusha Pelpita said.

Mobitel and Etisalat had also participated in the spectrum auction by Sri Lanka Telecommunications Regulatory Commission and Dialog Axiata outbid the nearest rival by 2.0 billion rupees.

"The auction was done by sealed bids and the differences in bids, showing that it was a transparent process," Pelpita said.

He said operators are expected to use it for fourth generation LTE services.

Dialog Axiata already had 15MHz in the 1,800 band. Mobitel and 20MHz, Etisalat, Hutch, Airtel and another firm had 7.5MHz each but it was in court.

The frequencies are in paired bands of 75MHz for uplink and downlink, which means the operator was actually occupying double the spectrum in the band which span 1,700 and 1,800 MHz.

The auction had set a floor price of 800 million rupees for the frequency block, deleted.lk a Sinhalese language news portal which broke the story said.http://lbo.lk/news/Sri_Lanka_Dialog_buys_1,800MHz_band_spectrum_for_Rs3.2bn/855311875

sriranga

sriranga
Co-Admin
COLOMBO, March 28 | Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:25am EDT
(Reuters) - Sri Lanka's top mobile phone operator Dialog Axiata will roll out the country's first mobile 4G LTE network, sealing the deal with a 3.2 billion Sri Lanka rupees ($25.22 million) bid at auction, authorities said on Thursday.

The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC), which auctioned its mobile 4G LTE spectrum at a base price of 800 million rupees, said the subsidiary of Malaysia's Axiata had beaten two local rivals.

"We have auctioned 10Mh band in the 1,800 spectrum and the highest bidder was Dialog," said TRC Director General Anusha Palpita.

Dialog dominates the local telecoms market, accounting for 55 percent of revenue market share. ($1 = 126.8750 Sri Lanka rupees) (Reporting by Ranga Sirilal; Editing by Shihar Aneez)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/28/srilanka-dialog-idUSL3N0CK7R420130328

http://sharemarket-srilanka.blogspot.co.uk/

Redbulls

Redbulls
Director - Equity Analytics
Director - Equity Analytics
Mar 28, 2013 (LBO) - Sri Lanka is allowing spectrum sharing and domestic roaming to promote shared resources and cut costs so that broadband tariffs can be kept low, the telecom regulator said.

"We are allowing spectrum sharing," director general of the telecommunications regulatory commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) Anusha Pelpita said.
"We will not regulate their tariffs but they will have to apply to us. This will help keep costs down and subscribers will get lower tariffs."

Domestic roaming has already been recently permitted and Airtel and Etisalat have started to allow customers to roam on each others' network, he said.

Dialog on Thursday paid 3.2 billion rupees for a 10MegaHertz paired frequencies block in the 1800MHz band paying 2.0 billion rupees higher than the next bidder, in an auction which had a floor price of 3.2 billion rupees.

Pelpita said the frequencies are expected to be used in the rollout of fourth generation LTE (long term evolution) high speed mobile broadband services.

The 1800 spectrum was allocated for GSM (2G) services by the International Telecommunications Unions, but can be used for 4G.

The 75MHz of paired bandwidth in the frequency band (or 150MHz in the band which runs from 1700 through 1800 MHz has now been allocated to operators.

Dialog Already had a 15MHz block, Mobitel had 20, Etisalat, Hutch and Airtel each had 7.5MHz each and another 7.5MHz allocated to a firm which did not have a network was in court.

Except for the 7.5MHz which was in dispute the entire band has now been allocated to operators, he said.

"Spectrum sharing will allow more efficient use of the resource," Pelpita said.

Operators can set their own prices, but those planning to share spectrum must first apply to the Telecom Regulatory Commission, he said.

In Sri Lanka the 900MHz band, which is used for mobile broadband elsewhere is occupied by television broadcasters, but the band may become free after digital broadcasting starts Pelpita said.

Unlike other countries which raised billions of dollars Sri Lanka has a policy of keeping frequency fees relatively low.

Pelpita said he wanted to promote broadband use and in Sri Lanka fixed broadband penetration was low, though mobile was picking up.

"We have allowed frequency sharing because that will also keep costs down, so that retail tariffs will be more affordable," he said.

"Domestic roaming will also reduce costs as operators can save on network expenditure."

Sri Lanka Telecom, which had been licensed to build the national telecom backbone, has to allow other operators to use the pipes on regulated tariffs.
http://lbo.lk/news/Sri_Lanka_allows_spectrum_sharing,_domestic_roaming_to_cut_costs:_regulator/2086485238

sriranga

sriranga
Co-Admin
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka auctioned a block of airwaves to become the first country in South Asia to roll out a full nationwide mobile fourth-generation (4G) network, a top official said Friday.

Anusha Palpita, the Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, said he allocated the airwaves to Sri Lanka's largest cellular operator Dialog Axiata for $26.25 million on Thursday.

He said Dialog, the Sri Lanka unit of Malaysia's Axiata, will roll out a 4G mobile network that will allow users to download content from the Internet at speeds four to five times faster than the currently available 3G.

"We will be South Asia's first with a (country-wide) mobile 4G/LTE (Long Term Evolution) internatnetwork," Palpita said.

Right now, Sri Lanka already has fixed-line telephone 4G in key cities, but the new mobile 4G network will allow users to access high-speed Internet with their hand-held devices across the country.
The 4G network is expected to be rolled out "shortly", said Palpita, noting the infrastructure is already in place.

He added that the money raised from the spectrum sale Thursday was the highest ever earned from an auction of airwaves.

Sri Lanka became the first country in South Asia to introduce mobile phones in 1989 and the first to roll out a 3G network in 2004.

But Palpita said that a vast majority of mobile phones in the country were still older 2G handsets.

The five mobile phone operators in Sri Lanka are being encouraged to switch over to newer technology for its increasing mobile phone connections, which now outnumber its population of 20 million, he said.
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international-business/sri-lanka-becomes-first-country-in-south-asia-to-roll-out-4g-mobile-network/articleshow/19274888.cms?

http://sharemarket-srilanka.blogspot.co.uk/

CSE.SAS

CSE.SAS
Global Moderator

Sponsored content


Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum