Sri Lanka Telecom to deploy next generation FTTH network

Share this on social media:

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) is set to deploy a new fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network.

The work is part of the provider’s accelerated fibre initiative and will enable SLT to bring new high-speed broadband services to more than 200,000 enterprise and residential users across the country.

The initiative falls under the firm’s National Digital Roadmap (NDR) and ‘Limitless You’ programmes, announced last year to develop two million FTTH ports by 2022. SLT is rapidly enhancing its broadband footprint in Sri Lanka to better respond to growing ultra-broadband demand from customers. 

SLT has selected fibre solutions from Nokia to help achieve high symmetrical download and upload speeds, along with new enhanced broadband services supported by next generation XGS-PON technology. The aim is to ensure its network is future-proofed, enabling it to evolve to virtualisation and software defined access networks (SDAN) by software upgrade.

Kiththi Perera, chief executive officer at SLT said: ‘By fully utilising the fibre-technology, we are looking to expand our customer offerings. Together SLT and Nokia will continue working towards the ultimate goal of improving broadband connectivity in Sri Lanka.’

Upendra Samaratunge, managing director at Nokia Sri Lanka & Maldives, added: ‘We are excited to support SLT’s fibre initiative and provide the tools, resources and expertise that the company needs to deliver enhanced broadband access to customers.’

Related news

(Left) Ben Wu, director – consumer & mass market, HGC; (right) Andrew Kwok, chief executive officer, HGC, pictured at the project's opening ceremony

20 April 2021

Image credit: Openreach

16 July 2021

Recent News

27 July 2021

Consolidated Communications is undergoing a gigabit fibre network expansion initiative which extends to more than 70 per cent of its service area in North America.

23 July 2021

Zayo is to deploy a new diverse subsea cable route named ‘Zeus,’ connecting the UK to mainland Europe.

22 July 2021

STL has acquired UK network integration firm, Clearcomm Group.

21 July 2021

Industry research firm LightCounting has released its Mega Datacenter Optics Report for 2021.