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  • Govt. gears for Google’s Loon

    February 2nd, 2016
    Govt. gears for Google’s Loon

    Affordable and faster internet in remotest areas in the offing Necessary equipment already in Sri Lanka for testing from this month under one-year MoU Govt. to get 25% stake in project on account of spectrum allocation Identifies Google’s selection of Sri Lanka for Loon project is a major breakthrough;...

  • SLT rolls out SEA-ME-WE 5 submarine cable system and First Tier 4 ready data centre for Sri Lanka

    February 2nd, 2016
    SLT rolls out SEA-ME-WE 5 submarine cable system and First Tier 4 ready data centre for Sri Lanka

    President Maithripala Sirisena virtually opens the new building of SEA-ME-WE 5 cable landing station at Matara. Telecom and Digital Infrastructure Minister Harin Fernando is also presentPresident Maithripala Sirisena yesterday virtually opened the new building of South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe...

  • Sri Lanka to start Google Project Loon balloon trials this month

    February 1st, 2016

    ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka has signed a one-year deal with Google to start flight trials of Project Loon, a research and development project of the Internet giant aimed at providing broadband access to remote areas using high-altitude balloons. “Increasing Internet access will give a fillip...

  • Sri Lanka among top 50 high-speed broadband users

    October 13th, 2015
    Sri Lanka among top 50 high-speed broadband users

    Making further strides in the fixed broadband and Internet sphere, Sri Lanka has been ranked among the top 50 countries for having broadband speeds above 4Mbps for 77 percent of the country’s broadband subscribers, according to the world’s leading Content Delivery Network (CDN) and cloud...

  • Google Loon project to cover Sri Lanka with 3G internet

    Google Loon project to cover Sri Lanka with 3G internet

    Sri Lanka is the first country in the world to have Internet access covering the whole country with the government support, Google Vice President and Project Leader on GoogleX Project Loon, Mike Cassidy said. Project Loon is the latest moonshot from Google[x]: balloon-powered Internet access. It is a...