Sri Lanka Telecom
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|ශ්රී ලංකා ටෙලිකොම් පීඑල්සී
ஸ்ரீலங்கா டெலிகொம் பிஎல்சி
|Public limited company|
|Traded as||CSE: SLTL.N0000|
|Founded||1991Colombo, Sri Lankain|
|Headquarters||Colombo 01, Sri Lanka|
|P.G. Kumarasinghe (Chairman / Director) Dileepa Wijesundara (Group Chief Executive Officer)|
|Products||Fixedline Telephone services
Mobile Telephone services
|Owner||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 Technological Campus (Pvt) Ltd
Sri Lanka Telecom (Services) Ltd
Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT) (Sinhala: ශ්රී ලංකා ටෙලිකොම් පීඑල්සී Shri Lanka Telikom Pi-El-Si) is a telecommunications services provider in Sri Lanka and one of the country’s largest companies[verification needed] with an annual turnover in excess of Rs 40 billion. The company provides domestic and corporate services which include fixed and wireless telephony, Internet access and IT services to domestic, public and business sector customers.
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 up to 16Mbit/s under 6 packages which are Light User, Family, SME Business, Business (Heavy User), State Sector & Higher Education.
VDSL2 and FTTx
Sri Lanka Telecom successfully demonstrated and launched its 4G LTE fixed broadband service at a ceremony held in Ruwanwella, Kegalle in January 2014, with the presence of Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology.
Sri Lanka Telecom also provides free and pay as you go WiFi internet access at public places in Colombo and other selected cities in Sri Lanka.
Mobitel — a mobile phone network in Sri Lanka — is wholly owned by Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT). The network offers mobiles services and currently operates GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+ and FD-LTE network utilizing 2G, 3.5G and 4G technologies. The company offers both prepaid and postpaid mobile services.