Airtel commences 5G trials; records highest speeds in Sri Lanka

Airtel Lanka demonstrated the 5G readiness of its network as it conducted
LIVE 5G trials over a commercial network and recorded speeds of over 1.9Gbps – the highest speed
ever recorded in the country.
“Sri Lanka is a market that has been defined by pioneering technology adoption and the investments
we are making today into ramping up our 5G capabilities will lay the digital foundations for Sri
Lanka’s next chapter of growth. As witnessed today, we were able to record the highest internet
speed in the country, and will continue to break records as we move towards the future,” Airtel
Lanka Managing Director and CEO, Ashish Chandra stated.
“Our high-speed network will have huge impact on lives of our customer by empowering them and
is in line with our vision to provide to every citizen of our country a world class network at most
affordable price. It is a proud moment for everyone at Airtel,” he added.
Airtel 5G is fully equipped to deliver up to 10 times more speed, 10 times lower latency and 100
times concurrency compared to existing technologies. Building on the company’s significant
investments towards network upgrades, the commencement of 5G trials puts Airtel among the
world’s latest in mobile technology and network innovations.
Airtel announced that its world-class 4G infrastructure around the island is 5G ready, thus facilitating
a seamless transition to the next generation of networking. Airtel was able to do this through trial
frequency allocations in 3500 MHz band with the NSA (Non Stand Alone) network technology.
This demonstration has proved the 5G readiness of Airtel’s network across all domains.

About Bharti Airtel Lanka
Bharti Airtel Lanka commenced commercial operations of services in Sri Lanka in 2009 and was the
fastest operator to reach 1 million customers. The Airtel Lanka offering of technology innovation
and service excellence has seen rapid adoption rates among the Sri Lanka youth. Registered under
the Board of Investment in Sri Lanka, Airtel Lanka provides digital mobile services which include
voice, data and enterprise solutions and currently ranked the fastest 3G mobile network provider in
Sri Lanka. To learn more, visit

 Airtel Lanka Managing Director and CEO Ashish Chandra speaking via hologram at Airtel Lanka’s 5G trial event
Airtel Lanka Managing Director and CEO Ashish Chandra (Left) along with TRCSL Chairman Jayantha De Silva (Right) as Airtel Lanka records the fastest speed on a 5G network in Sri Lanka

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