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The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) revealed that the 3G mobile broadband speeds advertised by the service providers are significantly lower than the actual speeds received by end users.

TRCSL Director General Anusha Palpita told Daily Mirror Online that they have planned to conduct speed tests and technical assessments on all HSPA service to evaluate the actual speeds received by the end users, the coming week. “Once we receive the actual figures, we will be instructing the service providers to advertise the actual speeds instead of speculative figures so that the end users are not deceived,” he added.

Mr. Palpita stated that the commonly advertised speed of 3.5 G is merely a figure used for marketing benefits and the speed in reality depends on several factors including the tower’s bandwidth, type of device used by the end user as well as the distance to the tower. (Lakna Paranamanna)
 

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  • Thomas Saturday, 21 May 2011 08:25 AM

    Deceiving the general public. Impose severe penalty on the operators regardless whether they belong to the State ou private.

    ajith Saturday, 21 May 2011 08:25 AM

    First a Warning ...if no Progress ....FINE and FIRE them

    sltk2004 Saturday, 21 May 2011 06:27 PM

    Yes he has done a good job of talking. No action. The only he noticeable action he took benefited the telecom companies - the introduction of lower limit for call charges.

    clueless Saturday, 21 May 2011 08:20 AM

    At least the TRCSL seem to be pro-active now!

    jen fung Saturday, 21 May 2011 07:21 PM

    they always cheat the poor coustomers and the government have no back bone to take them to law

    Amal Perera Saturday, 21 May 2011 08:54 AM

    In some countries Internet access is considered as a fundamental right. But in Sri Lanka it's just another money making venture and customer satisfaction seems to be the least priority.

    Amal Perera Saturday, 21 May 2011 08:55 AM

    Let's keep our fingers crossed at least this time!

    Thameera Saturday, 21 May 2011 08:47 AM

    I guess it's the bandwidth that we need now, more than speed.

    XYZ Saturday, 21 May 2011 11:13 PM

    TRCSL can ban advertising for 4G, 3.75G, 3.77G etc.? if they do not comply with the advertised speeds/BW.

    Amal Saturday, 21 May 2011 09:23 AM

    TRC Chairman has done a good job from the time he was at Govenment Information Department. Im sure this time also he will do some thing to curb this menance also. Keep it up Mr. Anusha Pelpita.

    Bird Eye Sunday, 22 May 2011 03:18 AM

    Same case with low quality phones introduced to local market. They do not perform as we were told.

    RSam Sunday, 22 May 2011 05:04 PM

    Before going for 4G, the service providers must try to give the best of 3G speed!!

    xai bai Saturday, 21 May 2011 07:47 AM

    Heavy Fines should be implemented with immediate effect and misguidance to advertising fines also

    Concerned Saturday, 21 May 2011 07:35 AM

    On how many occasions TRC talked about this real problem, but no remedy yet.

    priyantha Saturday, 21 May 2011 04:52 PM

    TRC doesn't know what to do & how to do ...

    Yehiya-Doha Saturday, 21 May 2011 07:49 AM

    Everything must start at home. Try from outside 1900. Very poor service.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 21 May 2011 08:06 AM

    So that means all these days internet users have been taken for a jolly good ride by the service providers.

    Jaya Saturday, 21 May 2011 05:08 PM

    Excellent decision....Great....

    ranjith Saturday, 21 May 2011 05:27 PM

    These fellows must be sleeping all these days.


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