Sri Lanka Telecom
|Native name||ශ්රී ලංකා ටෙලිකොම් පීඑල්සී|
|Type||Public limited company|
|Traded as||CSE: SLTL.N0000|
|Founded||Colombo, Sri Lanka (1991 )|
|Headquarters||Colombo 01, Sri Lanka|
|Key people||Mr. Nimal Welgama (Chairman / Director)|
|Products||Fixedline Telephone services
Mobile Telephone services
|Owners||Government of Sri Lanka (49.50%)
Global Telecommunications Holdings N.V. of Netherlands (44.98%)
|Subsidiaries||Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd
Sky Network (Pvt) Ltd
SLT Human Capital Solutions (Pvt) Ltd
SLT Property Management (Pvt) Ltd
SLT Publications (Pvt) Ltd
SLT VisionCom (Pvt) Ltd
Sri Lanka Telecom (Services) Ltd
Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT) is the largest telecommunications services provider in Sri Lanka and one of the country’s largest companies with an annual turnover in excess of Rs 40 billion. The company provides a variety of domestic and corporate services which includes Fixed and Wireless Telephony, Internet Access and IT services to Domestic, Public sector & Business sector customer.
Sri Lanka Telecom has a history of over 150 years, having started its operations in 1858 with the establishment of the first Telegraphic Circuit between Galle and Colombo. In the same year it established its first international Telegraph Communication between then called Ceylon, and India. Since then, Sri Lanka Telecom has passed several milestones, including: in 1991 Sri Lanka Telecom became a Corporation and in 1997 the Company was privatised with the collaboration of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) and listed in the Colombo Stock Exchange's Milanka Price Index.
In 2008, NTT sold its stake in SLT to Global Telecommunications Holdings N.V. of Netherlands, which currently owns 44.98% stake in Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) whilst 50.50% is owned by the Government of Sri Lanka and the balance shares remain with the general public.
Several Dial-Up packages are provided by SLT according to customer needs
SLT provides ADSL2+ fixed broadband with speeds exceeding 16Mbit/s under 6 packages which are Light User, Family, SME Business, Business (Heavy User), State Sector & Higher Education
VDSL2 and FTTx
The company launched its VDSL2 and FTTH/FTTB broadband services on 2014 March 25 and are available in most urban areas in the country within a 2 km distance reach of an upgraded Telephone Exchange's MSAN Unit
Sri Lanka Telecom successfully demonstrated and launched its 4G LTE fixed broadband service at a ceremony held in Ruwanwella, Kegalle on January 2014 in the presence of Hon. Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology and Lalith De Silva, Group CEO of SLT. The demonstration recorded data speeds exceeding 40Mbit/s and plans to expand the connectivity islandwide in the near future.
Sri Lanka Telecom also provides free and pay as you go WiFi internet access at various public places in Colombo and other selected cities in Sri Lanka.
Mobitel is a mobile phone network in Sri Lanka. It is wholly owned by Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT). The network offers a variety of services and currently operates GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+ and FD-LTE network utilising 2G, 3.5G and 4G technologies. Mobitel offers both prepaid and postpaid mobile services, along with mobile broadband services using the 3.5G network and postpaid mobile services, along with mobile broadband services using the 4G network.
Smartphones account for 20 percent of the total phone market in Sri Lanka, according to CyberMedia Research.
- "Board of Directors". Sri Lanka Telecom.
- "Annual Report 2013". Sri Lanka Telecom PLC. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
- "Samsung leads smartphone market with 20.6% share in Sri Lanka". Gizmo Lead. 22 December 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2014.