Ookla, the global leader in internet testing and analysis, has declared Mobitel as the Winner of the Speedtest Award™ for 2019, successfully winning the award for all four quarters consecutively as the Fastest Mobile Network in Sri Lanka. Speedtest Awards are licensed to Internet Service Providers and mobile carriers around the world that are determined by Ookla to be the fastest in their markets. Sri Lanka’s Award was determined using a Speed Score™ that incorporates a measure of each providers download and upload speed to rank network speed performance. Coming out on top, well above other competitors, Mobitel’s Speed Score surpassed others to emerge yet again as the Fastest Mobile Network in Sri Lanka for the year 2019. Ookla, the company behind Speedtest® is a popular independent internet testing platform used by millions of consumers around the world every day.
Dominating the mobile telephony sector in Sri Lanka, Nalin Perera - CEO of Mobitel commented: “We are thrilled to win this award, which independently verifies what we have been echoing all along – that Mobitel offers the most superior usage experience in Sri Lanka from amongst all mobile service providers. Ookla is a reputed international body and this award reaffirms the superiority of Mobitel’s network. Winning the award for the entire year is a real triumph and affirms our commitment to deliver an unparalleled user experience to all our loyal customers, which is a testimony to our investments in the network. Outstanding usage experience, fast speeds and uninterrupted connectivity are of the essence, especially in the present scenario where people are working from home and need to remain connected.”
Mobitel’s 4G LTE technology offers users the superior experience of enjoying high definition streaming videos and Multimedia Online Gaming (MMOG). Mobitel has already invested over US$100 million for broadband expansion in 2019 and earmarked even more investments for 2020 to further expand and prepare for the commercial deployment of 5G in time to come. Mobitel was the first mobile operator in the region to trial 5G in South Asia. Following the demonstration of 5G speed tests using a commercial 5G smartphone for the first time in South Asia on 4th June 2019, Mobitel went on to achieve a new speed record of 1.55Gbps for South Asia, a momentous achievement in 5G deployment across the globe.