Airtel continues network expansion drive in Sri Lanka

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Bharti Airtel yesterday announced the completion of a comprehensive network upgrade exercise across 250 plus sites across Colombo and Greater Colombo.

As part of this six-month project, Airtel deployed robust and world class network infrastructure and equipment, thus continuing to strengthen its customers’ high speed data connectivity experience.

A testimonial of the company’s consistent efforts towards enhancing its network capabilities was the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka recently acknowledging Airtel as number one in speed test results among all mobile broadband providers in the country during January 2012.

“Our new HSPA+ network infrastructure uses cutting edge technology, which is designed to deliver a world class data experience for our customers in Sri Lanka. We are confident that this network upgrade will empower our customers with high speed and seamless access to data services, thus allowing them to enjoy the best online experience across a host of activities including emailing, downloading, uploading, LIVE streaming, social networking etc. We at Airtel remain committed towards further enhancing our network presence across Sri Lanka and continue to work towards new ways of delivering a seamless network experience for our customers,” said Bharti Airtel Sri Lanka CEO Suren Goonewardene.

More information on the January 2012 benchmarking by the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka is available at

Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading integrated telecommunications company with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa. Bharti Airtel had over 244 million customers across its operations at the end of January 2012.

Bharti 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 Sri Lanka.