Recognizing the excellence and best of service in the telecommunications industry, Ookla has once again crowned Mobitel with the Speedtest Award 2019, for having the fastest Mobile Network in Sri Lanka.
Ookla, the company behind Speedtest®, is the global leader in fixed broadband and mobile network testing applications, data and analysis. Over ten million tests are actively initiated by consumers each day across all Speedtest platforms, with more than 25 billion completed to date. As a result, Ookla has the most comprehensive analytics on worldwide internet performance and accessibility.
Mobitel emerged victorious in all categories with a Speed Score of 27.73 during the period of Q1-Q2 2019, reinforcing its excellence in providing superior mobile network services in Sri Lanka. This is the second time that Mobitel has achieved this feat, the first being in 2017.
Commenting on the recognition, Nalin Perera- CEO of Mobitel said: “As the National Mobile Service Provider, we have significantly invested in uplifting the infrastructure network across the country to offer our valued customers a fast and reliable mobile network service, so that they can do more, enjoy more and experience more. The award is a testament of our commitment and dedication in offering the best of the services in the market. We have been once again awarded as having the fastest speeds in Sri Lanka and such recognition by international organizations inspire us to go beyond the norm and set formidable milestones. As we strengthen our foothold in the 4G network, we look forward to launching 5G commercially, offering cutting- edge technology to our customers at competitive price.”
Mobitel was also adjudged as having the Fastest LTE network in Sri Lanka as Ookla Data showed that Mobitel spearheads in this category with average download speeds of 30.30 Mbps, with the closest competitor at 26.84 Mbps. The results are based on analysis by Ookla of average download speeds of 4G LTE tests taken in Sri Lanka from Speedtest Intelligence® data in Q1 2019. Ookla has also recognized Mobitel as the first 5G data network in Sri Lanka.
Mobitel showcased its capabilities as the pioneer in 5G technology at the Shilpa Sena Exposition, organized by the Ministry of Science Technology and Research. During the exhibition, Mobitel demonstrated the tremendous initiatives taken towards accelerating a smarter and safer life to Sri Lankans by demonstrating applications such as intelligent facial recognition system, intelligent video surveillance and video analytics for intelligent business operations through its state of the art M3 force.
Mobitel’s continuous commitment to improve 4G LTE technology has enhanced superior user experience of enjoying high definition videos and Multimedia Online Gaming (MMOG). Mobitel also recently enhanced its 4G LTE network coverage by innovatively deploying its existing 900MHz spectrum. This initiative is Sri Lanka’s first and has significantly enhanced Sri Lanka’s 4G LTE coverage and LTE MIMO technology, making Mobitel the No.1 network in Sri Lanka.