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Dialog Telekom launches commercial 3G in Sri Lanka.

TELECOMWORLDWIRE-16 August 2006-Dialog Telekom launches commercial 3G in Sri Lanka(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD

Commercial 3G services have been introduced in Colombo, Sri Lanka, by Dialog Telekom, a telecomms provider and subsidiary of the Telekom Malaysia Group, following the award of a 3G licence from the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC).

Dialog Telekom will provide coverage in Colombo initially, with expansion planned for the following months. It claimed it intends to make 3G and multimedia services available and affordable to all Sri Lankans.

According to Dialog Telekom, Sri Lanka is the first 3G-enabled country in South Asia and was the first to introduce GSM in South Asia in 1995. The provider has trialled 3G since 2004, involving more than 1,000 customers and covering much of Colombo city.

In addition, the provider, which has over 2.5m customers and holds almost 62% of the market according to Mobile World subscriber database records, confirmed it will support HSDPA at launch.

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Date:Aug 16, 2006
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