SLT launches FTTH Ultra-Fast Broadband service

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) has launched the country’s first fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband services covering major markets thereby enhancing the broadband footprint in Sri Lanka.

Being the largest communication backbone network operator, SLT ensures that residential, business, public sector, carriers and ISPs (internet service providers) in the country including multi-storeyed buildings have access to 100 Mbps download speeds as the company announced its “Ultrafast Broadband” service through FTTH technology.

Among the SLT Broadband packages, Web Master, Web Champ & Web Life are offered with 100 Mbps download speed and Web Family, Web Surfer & Web Pro are offered with 50 Mbps download speed through the FTTH connection. Also existing Peo TV packages with HD channels will be available as an option.

Lalith Weeratunga, chairman, TRCSL said, “SLT being the premier telecom service provider with over 150 years of service, obviously this kind of technology enhancements will improve the quality of life of all citizens of the country. I believe all these developments in the ICT industry will ultimately support Sri Lanka to become a knowledge hub.”

Anusha Palpita, director general, TRCSL said, “I believe, SLT’s FTTH deployment is one of the most significant enhancements as well as a major milestone in the telecommunications sector in Sri Lanka.”

Lalith De Silva, group chief executive officer, SLT said, “SLT’s ultrafast fibre-based broadband proposition plans are in the pipeline to provide services with the unmatched scope of consistent uninterrupted download speeds and upload speeds and high definition television to Sri Lankans. SLT continues to roll out VDSL2, ADSL2+, fixed 4G/LTE and FTTH services to enhance customers’ experience while ensuring that investments are future focussed.”

“At present, nearly half a million households are connected to SLT Broadband services and we are seeking to connect them in the future through the world’s most reliable connectivity option, fibre-to-the-home (FTTH)/fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) to upgrade and enhance user experience and also to empower them with endless possibilities and unlimited opportunities,” added De Silva.

Through an FTTH connection, users will be able to get access to multiple-services such as high definition channels on Peo TV, high speed internet access, data services, video on demand, Wi-Fi, VoIP, live feeds, online education, online gaming, teleworking, video conferencing, e-services etc.

with immense freedom and without any bandwidth limitations, Ultra-fast FTTH broadband access also enables substantial productivity gains for the small & medium enterprises and micro-level businesses across the country, giving them access to cloud computing, e-application benefits etc. and they can easily be served from a typical FTTH network with the highest reliability ensuring huge advantages.

SLT has already taken proactive steps to invest in futuristic global connectivity via new SEA-ME-WE 5 cable system, upgrade the SEA-ME-WE 4 cable system and expand the network to bring a gigantic capacity to Sri Lanka looking at future focussed data demands.

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