Further to the article titled ‘Dialog to Break into Broadband Fixed-Line Market with New Cable’ in the Mirror Business on June 8 (yesterday), Dialog Axiata Group seeks to provide greater clarity on the subject of its fixed broadband business and to clear any misconceptions which may arise due to specific inferences to in the captioned article.
The article infers that the Fixed Telecommunications Business of the Dialog Group - Dialog Broadband Networks Private Limited (DBN) - was limited by license to providing fibre optic connectivity to enterprises and multi-tenant units.
Dialog wishes to clarify that contrary to this inference, DBN has been licensed to provide fibre or radio based connectivity without limitation since the year 1995.
A leader in the sphere of radio based fixed broadband services, the Company commenced its fiberisation programme in 2006 and has to-date invested in excess of Rs. 13 billion over the past 10 years in its fibre optic network.
Furthermore, the company’s fixed broadband service based on 4G TD-LTE technology has over the past years made aggressive strides in Sri Lanka’s Fixed Broadband market delivering burst speeds of 40MBPs to Sri Lankan homes and businesses. While Dialog’s mobile and fixed broadband business would no doubt benefit from the commissioning of its ultra high speed 100G plus submarine cable, the company wishes to clarify that the benefits of enhanced availability and speed of international bandwidth will accrue in a similar manner to all telecommunications service providers in Sri Lanka.
Dialog’s Bay of Bengal Gateway Landing Station is the first cable landing station in Sri Lanka to provide for colocation of multiple local service providers who could benefit equally from the enhanced bandwidth at wholesale rates determined by the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka.