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Colombo, Feb 14 (Daily Mirror) - The timelines for the commercial launch of 5G technology remains uncertain over the high cost involved in infrastructure building and securing devices, a source from the Technology Ministry said.

The auction for 5G spectrum is still ongoing, creating uncertainty for operators. However, the source said the government and telecom operators remain committed to launching 5G technology commercially.

“Building the necessary infrastructure across the country requires significant investment. The cost of 5G-compatible devices and data plans might be initially high for many users,” the source said.

According to the source, the successful implementation could benefit Sri Lanka's economy by attracting investments, fostering innovation, and boosting digital access.

The 5G technology in Sri Lanka is still in its early stages, while there have been promising developments and trials. Sri Lanka became the first South Asian nation to successfully test a 5G network. Last year, Dialog Axiata and Mobitel launched limited-scale 5G trial zones in Colombo, Kandy, Jaffna, Anuradhapura and Galle. Sri Lanka Telecom is reportedly conducting internal trials.


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  • Jude Wednesday, 14 February 2024 07:27 AM

    Telecom carriers finding ways to charge customers More!!

    Ranga Wednesday, 14 February 2024 08:25 AM

    Most nations have 5G since 2020-2021 I think SL can think of 6G not 5G

    Patcitz Wednesday, 14 February 2024 10:08 AM

    This very innovation of CHINA led the US to fabricate the CORONA pandemic, a viral created by the US to allege that the China itself spread the virus. The rapid growth of economy and digitalized systematic development coupled with the initiative of Belt

    Mizaru Wednesday, 14 February 2024 10:42 AM

    The advantage of 5G is the speed which results in low latency. It is not a technology for just browsing the Internet. It will and is used in real time low latency applications such as autonomous driving vehicles and may be in the future remote medical service using robots. 5G is not getting any boost even in developed countries.

    Fred Wednesday, 14 February 2024 11:55 AM

    From what Iam aware 5G has been scientifically proven to be a health hazard so not country wide adoption thanks

    Lakmal Wednesday, 14 February 2024 11:57 AM

    Sri Lanka should focus on expanding fiber to home network before 5G. In entire world people enjoy unlimited data via fiber to home. But here in Sri Lanka, fiber data rates are higher than wireless. Shame on SLT.

    Mary Dilan Wednesday, 14 February 2024 03:37 PM

    cancer rates are increased compared to any other year these days. so we don't need high speed internet. we need a healthy life.


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