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Introduction

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.

Highlights

  • 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

Summary

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

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