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Latest speed test results indicate that a majority of broadband service providers provide over 60% of the advertised speed for their users at the moment, an improvement from last years speed tests, Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) said

According to TRC Director General Anusha Palpita the initial speed test conducted last year indicated that the majority of service providers supplied only 20% of the advertised rates.

“We will be conducting constant speed tests and will continue the talks on broadband speed rates. We plan to allocate a certain time period for service providers who do not meet up to their advertising standards, to reach their promised figures of speed. However we have been able to observe a sharp improvement in the broadband speed during the past few months,” he added. (Lakna Paranamanna)

  Comments - 36

  • rosh Friday, 08 April 2011 01:15 PM

    Come to Mattegoda too. All the HSDPA services are crap even my old dial up connection was much more faster

    Nusky Saturday, 09 April 2011 05:49 AM

    good move. keep moving like this forever

    Sadun Saturday, 09 April 2011 05:52 AM

    This is a good move. until they speed up to their advertised speed they should reduce their billing rates. TRC should make it mandatory for the service providers to state the supplied speed in their bills and the billing rated accordingly. Consumers have the right to knonw what they get for their payments.

    garawi Saturday, 09 April 2011 06:01 AM

    If the telecomm regulation body found that they are not delivering the advertised speed then fine them , refuse license or take some measures that the cocuinsumer is not cheated. Just cheking is not good enough.

    Kasun Saturday, 09 April 2011 06:32 AM

    Only few Giga Bytes come fast in every network. After that it is damn slow.

    Jeewa Tuesday, 21 June 2011 06:27 PM

    TRC, What a crap institute. The higher seats have bonds with ISP s and they get a good cut from just being observers and keeping their mouth shut. This is all a lay person can get out from what is happening.
    I doubt whether anyone get 5% of what they advertise. Broadband services are the most deceiving product in Sri Lanka.
    If any lawyers reading this : Can public make direct legal action?
    (without going behind these "paga TRC" guys)
    God bless the Miracle... My foot!!!

    Ruwan Ferdinandez Friday, 08 April 2011 03:20 PM

    What a load of tosh! There is no broadband 100m from the Kandy main road, what speed is he talking about!

    afscan Friday, 08 April 2011 03:25 PM

    please check Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) equipments. may be out dated or faulty.

    YP Friday, 08 April 2011 04:10 PM

    From 11 AM to 2 PM, it's 5% in Nawala

    Hafeez Sunday, 10 April 2011 03:01 AM

    TRC also need concentrate on that HSDPA unlimited package, the package is unlimited but speed is getting slow once reached specific limit of GB.

    Mushy Friday, 08 April 2011 04:26 PM

    terrible , I agree its totaly a crap , using a broadband facility provided by so call best in the island

    Ashan Friday, 08 April 2011 05:00 PM so damn slow dial up connections are more fast.

    AJ Friday, 08 April 2011 06:57 PM

    60%...well...i the Broad band connections are not consistent at all....also the equipments they provide are not in good cannot do a simple FTP upload continuously..

    Ranil Friday, 08 April 2011 07:51 PM

    The TRC needs to conduct their tests from randomly chosen areas, not just their offices.

    Mbi_baila Friday, 08 April 2011 07:55 PM

    Also look at Nadimala(Dehiwala) area.Mobitel HSPA connection speed are very low this area.When complain,they say they will put new base stations.But they will never increase it!!!

    Nishantha Rajapakse Friday, 08 April 2011 08:47 PM

    hahahahahahahaha hik hik

    damita Sunday, 10 April 2011 07:02 AM

    "Why can't the authorities take legal action under the consumer protection laws. It is definitely a breach of contract.

    ampare son Friday, 08 April 2011 11:03 PM

    Good road network. electricity and high speed internet can create more jobs.

    global citizen Friday, 08 April 2011 11:46 PM

    still sri lanken health care sector lagging behind electronic medical record. if improve internet service good for health care sector.

    pol atha Friday, 08 April 2011 11:52 PM

    give to some incentive or tax break for internet service companys and reduce internet bill.

    ranjith Saturday, 09 April 2011 02:25 AM

    They are fooling people, check the kattuwa ,Negombo tower you will find. don't make false reports to public. still speeds are not as promised by the provid

    nabil Saturday, 09 April 2011 02:38 AM

    Looks good in print, not in reality though. SLT doesn't even acknowledge mails. Staff have been advised to promote high priced versions. To them the customer doesn't exist and to hell with service.

    Add insult to injury, TRC doesn't acknowledge complaints either.....

    Vincent Saturday, 09 April 2011 02:41 AM

    At Pita Kotte my SLT broadband connection is still slow and has not improved at all.

    Ibnu Batuta Saturday, 09 April 2011 02:44 AM

    Only 60%. That means service providers still continue to hoodwink subscribers.

    tharanga Friday, 08 April 2011 11:37 AM

    Some broadband connections are still unable to even upload a little file.. please look into these type of issues

    #amiladayarathna Friday, 08 April 2011 11:38 AM

    Good Move!
    1kg of sugar, we know. 1.8Mbps, who knows.

    Pp Friday, 08 April 2011 11:45 AM

    What a load of crap.
    Come to Kadawatha I will show you the 20%

    Colombo Saturday, 09 April 2011 03:34 AM

    What a load of crap. Even after complaining the speed is still low within colombo.

    They do not care. TRC needs to take complaints and not the providers so they will know what is happenning.

    Arshad Friday, 08 April 2011 12:03 PM

    As an SLT ADSL user, I would not call it satisfactory, cos everyday between 7.00pm till around 10.00pm the speed drops drastically the speed would be around 20-30kbps, but after 11.00, especially by midnight the constant speed is over 55kbps!!! Btw this is something which i've heard from quite a number of ADSL users as well.

    Handipora Friday, 08 April 2011 12:08 PM

    Yes same at Wattala and Welisara areas.

    Saradial Saturday, 09 April 2011 03:01 PM

    They may be true, they didn't say what was the original speed, improving 1kbps to 1.6kbps also 60% improvement (lol)

    Yehiya-Doha Friday, 08 April 2011 11:54 AM

    But you check the service of 1900. Very poor. No one is taking complain. One day I tried 12 times.

    ss Friday, 08 April 2011 11:58 AM

    ha ha what a joke

    bally Saturday, 09 April 2011 04:27 AM

    Then tell them to charge only 60% of the fee till it is rectified.....some months we were not able to access at all and they charged. TRC is a white elephant.

    Darwin Saturday, 09 April 2011 04:31 AM

    Totally agree. In Sri Lanka we only take of download speeds which are still very slow compared to developed countries. We also need to have high upload speeds as the Internet is moving towards sharing videos. This is lacking in Sri Lanka.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 09 April 2011 04:39 AM

    If it is only 60% all over the place, then why do they bill us 100% of their advetised speed?

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