Etisalat (Sri Lanka)
|එටිසලාට් ලංකා (ප්රයිවට්) ලිමිටඩ්|
|Predecessors||Tigo (Pvt) Ltd
Celltel Lanka (Pvt) Ltd
|Founded||1989Colombo, Sri Lankain|
|Headquarters||Colombo 03, Sri Lanka|
|Sulaiman Salim Alkaabi (CEO)|
|Products||Mobile Telecommunications, Data|
|Parent||Emirates Telecommunication Corporation|
Etisalat (Sinhalese: එටිසලාට් Etisalat; Tamil: எடிசலாட்), is a mobile telecommunications network in Sri Lanka. It is currently owned by the UAE based telecommunications operator Etisalat. Etisalat had over 4.2 million customers at the end of February 2012. The company announced the commercial launch of Dual Carrier HSPA+ services on 15 August 2012, becoming the first operator in South Asia to do so.
Celltel and Tigo
Etisalat was founded as Celltel on 18 June 1989 on a Motorola TACS system, becoming the first cellular network in Sri Lanka and 36th operator in world. It was then re-branded by Millicom International in January 2007, as Tigo (Sri Lanka).
Acquisition by Etisalat
Etisalat acquired Sri Lankan operations of Millicom International (Tigo Sri Lanka). The acquisition was completed with a total enterprise value of 207 Million US$, out of which 155 Million US$ was in cash. Etisalat changed the Operator/Brand Name Tigo to Etisalat On 25 February 2010.
Etisalat Lanka operates a GSM/EDGE supported network using 900 / 1800 MHz. The company on 5 May 2011 launched HSPA+ services over 2100 MHz, becoming a LTE ready mobile network in the country. The company announced the commercial launch of DC-HSPA+ service on 15 August 2012, the first operator in the South Asian region and the 63rd in the world to do so. 
The company slogan is "power to you"
- Financial Times of Sri Lanka
- Etisalat, About Us
- Reuters, Completion of Sale of Millicom's Sri Lanka Operation
- Daily News Archived 24 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Etisalat Sri Lanka - DC HSPA". Etisalat.lk. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
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