Airtel gets 4G spectrum from TRCSL; to roll out world-class services

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  • Says high speed Airtel 4G will operate in efficient 850 Mhz band, deliver differentiated network experience through superior indoor coverage

Airtel Lanka CEO Ashish Chandra


Airtel Lanka said yesterday that it had been allotted 4G spectrum by the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) and would soon launch its high speed mobile broadband services across the country.

Airtel 4G will operate in the efficient 850 Mhz band, which has higher signal propagation. This will translate into a superior 4G network experience for customers with wider network availability and, most importantly, better indoor coverage.   

Customers can also look forward to unlocking best-in-class digital experience over Airtel 4G with a wide range of applications across entertainment and self-care from Airtel’s global portfolio. 

Airtel Lanka Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Ashish Chandra said: “We are thankful to the Government of Sri Lanka and the TRCSL for allotting us the 4G spectrum. We look forward to delighting customers across Sri Lanka with world-class 4G services. The 850 MHz band will enable us to deliver a truly differentiated high speed network experience to our customers with superior indoor coverage, which is a must in today’s scenario of work from home and online education.”

Bharti Airtel Lanka (Airtel Lanka) commenced commercial operations of services in Sri Lanka on 12 January 2009 and was the fastest operator to reach one million customers in the country. With its network footprint panned out across the nation and capturing strategic ranking positions in various areas in less than three years of operations, Airtel has emerged as Sri Lanka’s fastest expanding network, thus ensuring coverage across the whole island. Registered under the Board of Investment in Sri Lanka, Airtel provides digital mobile services which include voice and data services.