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This is an update of Sri Lanka's telecoms market, covering mobile and fixed broadband market trends and regulation. It includes service provider performance, multiplay services and bundling, and operator initiatives.


  • The country’s small size has helped operators quickly extend 3G and 4G network coverage. Dialog’s 3G network covers around 85% of Sri Lanka’s population, and the 4G network delivers speeds up to 100Mbps, with population coverage over 50%.
  • Sri Lanka Telecoms has over 75% of fixed broadband subscriptions since it controls the last-mile connections to households. Competing operators are relying on fixed wireless to improve coverage and gain scale in a short span of time.
  • The introduction of VAT at 15% and Nation Building Tax at 2% on telecommunications services resulted in an increase in taxes on telecoms service consumption. The change will limit consumption and act as a drag on industry profitability.

Features and Benefits

  • Highlights mobile and fixed market trends.
  • Provides TV market outlook and analyzes new product launches.

Key questions answered

  • What are the mobile market forecasts for the next five years?
  • What are the key trends seen in technology migration?
  • What are the latest developments in the multiplay market?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Sri Lanka Update, September 2016

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