Dialog 3G

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Dialog Telekom launches 3G services in Colombo

on 15th August, 2006

Sri Lanka’s leading Mobile Telecommunications company announced today that they would launch Commercial 3G services in the City of Colombo with effect from 16th August 2006. In doing so the Company puts Sri Lanka on the map as the first country in South Asia to launch a 3rd Generation network.

Chief Executive Dialog Telekom Dr.Hans Wijayasuriya received the 3G license from Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) Chairman and Secretary to the President, Lalith Weeratunge and Director General Kanchana Ratwatte earlier today, signalling the formal go ahead from the government of Sri Lanka for the introduction of commercial 3G services in Sri Lanka.

Announcing the commencement of the company’s commercial 3G service, Dr Wijayasuriya emphasised the company’s appreciation of the progressive and pro-evolution policies of the TRCSL " Sri Lanka becomes the first 3G enabled country in South Asia due in no small measure, to the progressive policies of the TRCSL. The TRCSL has lead the region in terms of technology evolution for many years. Sri Lanka was also the first country to introduce GSM in South Asia in 1995. With respect to 3G, Dialog has the good fortune of being permitted to carry out a 3G trial as far back as 2 years ago well ahead of regional counterparts. Today, with the introduction of commercial services in the city of Colombo, we begin an all new journey in to 3rd Generation services and high speed mobile broadband”

Commenting on the introduction of 3G services in Sri Lanka, Director General of Telecommunications Kanchana Ratwatte, “It is with great personal pride and satisfaction that I identify myself with the next phase of evolution in the mobile industry. As the pioneer in the mobile GSM market I wish to congratulate Dialog GSM for being so swift off the blocks in order to provide the latest in 3G technology to the Sri Lankan market“

 

on 17th August 2006

HOT on the heels of attaining a 3G assignment from the Sri Lankan Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC), Dialog Telekom Limited (Dialog) announced that it will launch commercial 3G services in Colombo effective Wednesday, 16 August 2006. Dialog, a subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) in Sri Lanka, received the 3G spectrum assignment from TRC today. The TRC is reported to have assigned spectrum to all four mobile operators in Sri Lanka, including Dialog. Chief Executive Officer of Dialog, Dr Hans Wijayasuriya received the 3G license from Sri Lankan regulatory authorities earlier today, signaling the formal go ahead from the government of Sri Lanka for the introduction of commercial 3G services in Sri Lanka. In a statement issued in Kuala Lumpur today, TM stated that Dialog paid USD5 million for the spectrum assignment. Dialog has been assigned 10MHz of FDD Duplex spectrum and 5 MHz of TDD spectrum in the UMTS band. TM Group Chairman, Tan Sri Dato’ Ir Md Radzi Mansor who is also Dialog Chairman said that Dialog had already demonstrated its commitment to the next generation of mobile phone technology through its investment in 3G trial consisting of 12 Base Stations (Node Bs) in the city of Colombo. Dialog held its first 3G trial in 2004. "Dialog, through its suppliers (namely Alcatel, Ericsson and Huawei) has successfully deployed 3G trial networks. The trial network set up by Dialog has already placed the country ahead of the region with respect to new technology introduction," he added. Meanwhile, Dr Hans said that due to the progressive policies of the regulatory authorities, Sri Lanka is now the first 3G enabled country in South Asia. "Dialog has had the good fortune of being permitted to carry out a 3G trial as far back as two years ago well ahead of regional counterparts. With the introduction of commercial services in the city of Colombo, we begin a new journey to 3G services and high speed mobile broadband," Dr Hans added. TM’s 89.95 per cent shareholding in Dialog is held through TM International Sdn Bhd (TMI). TMI is TM’s international investments holding company, running operations in nine countries in the Asia Pacific region namely Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Iran, Indonesia, Cambodia, Singapore and Thailand. Dialog had on 19 May 2006 signed an investment agreement with the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka (BoI) to invest a further USD150 million in Sri Lanka’s telecommunications sector over the next two years. The investment brings the total investment in Dialog Telekom, close to USD450 million. Dialog Telekom Limited is the largest mobile operator in Sri Lanka with over 2.5 million subscribers representing more than 60 per cent market share. It is also the largest listed company on the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) in terms of market capitalization with a market capitalization USD1.42 billion (as of 30 June 2006), representing 22.77 per cent of the market capitalization on the CSE. The company has the distinction of having become the first company in Sri Lanka to achieve a market capitalization exceeding USD1 billion.

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