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Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the nation's number one integrated communications service provider is happy to announce upgrading and muscling up its international internet backbone. SLTnet, the internet arm of SLT which is the largest internet service provider (ISP) in Sri Lanka today offers up to 3 Giga bits per second (Gbps) international internet bandwidth, adding even more capacity to be of better serve to the nation.
SLT has direct connectivity to Global ISPs in Asia, Europe and USA as well as the highest rated social networking, web application and video service providers in the world. This is part of the company’s drive to cater to the internet users’ needs by providing faster access to information at any time, any where and on any device via its Next Generation Network (NGN) architecture.
With this initiative, SLT provides internet users in Sri Lanka super fast access to online web applications such as web search, web mail, calendar, images, VoIP calling applications, audio, video and maps amongst a host of other most popular features on the internet. Also SLT is now in the process of further upgrading and improving the direct connectivity with social networking, web application and video service providers as and when the need for broader bandwidth arises.
Commenting on this internet backbone upgrade, SLT Chairperson, Leisha De Silva Chandrasena said, “Today the internet market is rapidly developing. There has been an increase of internet traffic in Sri Lanka, which has been a considerable investment for SLT over a period of time. Also we see that the demand for Broadband in Sri Lanka is on par with global trends. Taking this into account, we want to provide a quality internet experience to Sri Lankan internet users. That is the reason behind SLT’s huge investments in laying down of giant infrastructure for international and domestic connectivity. We are committed to undertake continuous upgrades in our network to bring about a better future to the lives of all Sri Lankans. It has also been our aspiration to do whatever possible to improve our services to deliver a quality customer experience”.
Adding further to the Chairperson’s comment, SLT CEO, Pat Abayasekara said, “SLT is happy to invite and facilitate the hosting of mirror sites of all popular international sites like Google, Yahoo, MSN, Facebook, Youtube etc., to improve the quality of services to Sri Lankan internet users and to help avoid the bottlenecks found in the international internet backbone.
SLT has already implemented integrated IP based Soft-switch and Media Gateways to deliver quality infotainment content to the country’s internet users. Today, SLT has the capability of providing Next Generation Network services through its domestic and international state-of-the-art IP backbone. It also takes the company a step further in its transition to a fully-fledged communication solutions provider. With the technology and infrastructure already in place, SLT is also looking forward to business convergences with fixed, internet, mobile and multimedia businesses in the local and global environments.
SLT, the largest Internet service provider in Sri Lanka, is the unchallenged, dominant player with a share of more than 60% of the Internet market, and caters to the needs of the wider community of Sri Lankans, be it residential or corporate in nature.. The company offers a host of internet services like dialup internet with many value added features, pre-paid internet services, Broadband internet through ADSL technology, Wi-Fi, international internet roaming, hosting services at the internet Data Centre (iDC), Broadband internet connectivity for valued corporate customers to their IP-VPN (Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network), Broadband internet through Metro Ethernet connectivity, VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) as well as international IP transit services are part of its global services.