Mobitel has selected Ericsson as the exclusive vendor to expand its GSM network in Sri Lanka. Ericsson will supply both core and radio access network equipment, including GSM 900, GPRS, EDGE, as well as turnkey network design, deployment and integration services.
Bimal Dayal, Managing Director for Ericsson Sri Lanka, says that Ericsson has worked as a partner with Mobitel for many years with mobile networks, applications and services. "We are very pleased and honored to once again be selected by Mobitel for this major network investment, thus strengthening our commitment to develop the telecom infrastructure in Sri Lanka," he says.
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Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd is the only truly indigenous mobile services provider in Sri Lanka to date - a 100 percent wholly owned Sri Lankan Company. Mobitel was the third mobile communications network to start up in Sri Lanka quickly rising to a leadership position. In October 2003, SLT bought over all the shares in Mobitel making it a 100% Sri Lankan company. Now Mobitel is well poised to revolutionize the way mobile telecommunications are perceived in Sri Lanka.