Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has been chosen as the lead partner for building Dialog Telekom's 3G/HSPA network in Sri Lanka.
Dialog's 3G/HSPA rollout, the first in the South Asian region, will see Ericsson provide the entire core network, as well as supply the majority of the radio access network.
Dialog's 3G service rollout will enable mobile users to experience a full service broadband, and a range of media-rich services such as video telephony, mobile TV streaming, IP telephony, and GPS-based services. The 3G service rollout will further strengthen Dialog's position as Sri Lanka's most innovative and futuristic service provider.
Amarjeet Singh, managing director, Ericsson Sri Lanka, says: "Dialog is driving the growth of the telecom industry in Sri Lanka. We respect their thorough professionalism and commitment as the first 3G operator in the region. We will continue to support them to make sure we have a world-class 3G network in Sri Lanka."
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About Dialog Telekom Limited
Dialog Telekom Limited is a subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia. In addition to its core mobile telephony business, the company provides international services, supporting an International Gateway infrastructure providing retail and wholesale international voice and data services under the brand name of Dialog Global. The company also provides internet services through Dialog Internet - a fully-fledged Internet Service Provider (ISP). Dialog Telekom also operates Dialog SAT, a mobile satellite service. Dialog Telekom is an ISO 9001 certified company. Its local coverage spans all provinces, while international roaming is provided in more than 190 countries. Dialog Telekom, the largest and fastest-growing cellular service in Sri Lanka, serves a subscriber base of more than 3 million Sri Lankans. For more information, log on to www.dialog.lk