Table of Contents
- Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT)
- Dialog Axiata Group
- Lanka Bell
- Airtel Sri Lanka
- Kelani Cables Ltd
- C and D International (Pvt) Limited
- East Link Engineering Company (Pvt) Ltd
- T&G LankaE-Networks Pvt Ltd
- Sashira International
- Micro Bytech Trading
- Hyperjet Technologies
- KTU Cabling Solutions
Three Telecommunications Operators
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT)
- Official website: https://www.slt.lk/
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) is the National Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions provider and the leading broadband and backbone infrastructure services provider of Sri Lanka. For over 163 years, the Company has served the Nation’s need for connectivity, operating on fixed, mobile, and other operational segments. SLT fulfills the needs of over nine million customers on the island through its high-speed fiber, copper, and wireless access network. The company’s transformation into a digital service provider has enabled it to move beyond telecommunications services, providing various services and solutions that cater to a digital lifestyle. SLT is positioned as a key global player by connecting Sri Lanka to the world through international submarine cable systems.
Sri Lanka Telecom is a state-owned telecom operator in Sri Lanka. In 2013, the Sri Lanka Government awarded Sri Lanka Telecom the role of ‘national backbone network service provider.’ Under this license, Sri Lanka Telecom is the sole National Backbone Network (NBN) provider in Sri Lanka, providing the fiber-optic backbone to other telecom operators in Sri Lanka.
Dialog Axiata Group
- Official website: https://dlg.dialog.lk/
Dialog Axiata Group, a subsidiary of Axiata Group Berhad (Axiata), operates Sri Lanka’s Leading Quad-Play Connectivity Provider. Dialog Axiata PLC, listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange, supplements its market-leading position in the Mobile Telecommunications sector with a robust footprint and market presence in Sri Lanka’s Fixed Telecommunications, Digital Pay Television, Digital Services, Financial Services, and IT services markets through its subsidiaries, Dialog Broadband Networks (Private) Limited (DBN), Dialog Television (Private) Limited (DTV), Digital Holdings Lanka (Private) Limited, Dialog Finance PLC, and H One (Private) Limited. Dialog Axiata Group is Sri Lanka’s largest Foreign Direct Investor (FDI), with investments totaling USD 3 Billion.
Dialog has been at the forefront of innovation and digitization in the mobile industry in Sri Lanka since the late 90s, propelling the nation’s mobile telephony infrastructure to a level of advancement on par with the developed world. The Company delivers advanced mobile telephony and high-speed mobile broadband services to a subscriber base of over 17 Million Sri Lankans via 2.5G and 3G/3.5G, and 4G/4.5G networks, and in December 2018, Dialog showcased the first 5G pilot transmission in South Asia.
The winner of six Global Mobile Awards, Dialog has the distinction of being voted by Sri Lankan Consumers as the ‘Telecommunication Brand of the Year’ for a record eleventh year and the ‘Service Brand of the Year’ for the third consecutive year at the SLIM-KANTAR People’s Awards 2022. The Company was also awarded ‘Sri Lanka’s Most Valuable Brand’ for the fourth consecutive year and ‘Most Valuable Telecommunications Brand’ for the fifteenth consecutive year in the Brand Finance league table. Dialog is an ISO 9001 certified company, which is also certified with the 27001:2013 standard for its Information Security Management System. The company’s Environmental Management System also received the ISO 14001:2015 standard for its full scope of operations, becoming the first Quad-play in South Asia to do so. Dialog has received numerous local and international awards, including the National Quality Award and the Sri Lanka Business Excellence Award.
- Official website: https://www.lankabell.com/
Lanka Bell is a world-class telecommunications operator that provides a full range of telecommunication services to businesses and residential customers in Sri Lanka.
Lanka Bell was established in 1997 as the single largest BOI Company in Sri Lanka, with an investment of over US $ 150 Million. It was subsequently acquired by the privately held diversified conglomerate Milford Holdings (Private) Limited in 2005.
With a state-of-the-art digital network, unmatched customer support, and creative advertising, Lanka Bell remains firmly rooted in Sri Lanka as a leading telco that continues to challenge the industry through its unparalleled portfolio of services. As the pioneers of fixed wireless telephony who introduced CDMA technology to Sri Lanka in 2005, Lanka Bell revolutionized the Telecommunication landscape by providing all Sri Lankans (including the rural populace) the opportunity to enjoy the very best in Telecommunication connectivity. The Company continues to be the market leader in CDMA connectivity with a subscriber base of over 1 million customers.
The launch of Bell4G home broadband services via 4G LTE technology further enriches & enhances Lanka Bell’s offering and takes it to the next level. One of the company’s main offerings is BEST – Bell Enterprise Solutions Technology. This is a specialized suite of Enterprise Telecommunication Solutions that offers voice & text, data, IDC (Internet Data Center), and International Services. Lanka Bell also is the landing partner for the FLAG submarine cable network in Sri Lanka. With an investment of over Rs. 3 billion, Lanka Bell owns and operates the totally independent cable landing station, thus providing true diversity in International connectivity to Sri Lanka as a country. Supported by a dedicated team of professionals with international expertise & local knowledge and strategic investments in low-cost, cutting-edge technology, Lanka Bell presents an assortment of value-added high-speed broadband and voice services at unbeatable rates to its customers.
Lanka Bell presently serves the Enterprise, BPO, Operator, SME, and Residential markets with internet solutions that range from broadband to high-speed internet leased lines, with bandwidth ranging from a few megabits to Gigabit levels.
Two Mobile Network Operators
- Official website: http://hutch.lk/
Hutch (Sinhala: ஹட்ச்) is a Sri Lankan service provider and the country’s third largest mobile network operator, with approximately 4.2 million subscribers in the Sri Lankan mobile market as of June 2021.
Hutch is a CK Hutchison Holdings Limited subsidiary with an 85% controlling stake in the company, while Emirates Telecommunication Group Company PJSC holds the rest. Initially, it was called “CallLink” and was the second mobile operator in Sri Lanka. Hutchison acquired its services in 1998 to be a nationwide operator in Sri Lanka. As of September 2018, Hutch has network coverage of approximately 90% of the entire island. Hutch announced that they acquired Etisalat on 30-November, 2018.
Airtel Sri Lanka
- Official website: https://www.airtel.lk/
Airtel (Sinhala: එයාටෙල්, Tamil: ஏர்டெல்) is the brand name of the mobile network operator, Bharti Airtel Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, the Sri Lankan subsidiary of Indian multinational telecommunications company. The company was awarded a mobile phone operator license in 2006 and was scheduled to start operations in early 2007. However, the company didn’t commence services until 12 January 2009, with approximately 2.9 million subscribers on the Sri Lankan mobile market as of March 2022.
Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company operating in 18 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 3 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company’s product offerings include 2G, 3G, and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high-speed home broadband, DTH, and enterprise services, including national & international long-distance services to carriers. It offers 2G, 3G, and 4G wireless services and mobile commerce in the rest of the geographies. Bharti Airtel had over 418 million customers across its operations at the end of December 2019.
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, including voice, data, and enterprise solutions, and is currently ranked the fastest 3G mobile network provider in Sri Lanka.
Kelani Cables Ltd
- Official website: https://kelanicables.com/
Kelani Cables Ltd. was founded in 1969 as an import-substitute manufacturer during the controlled-economy era. Initially, components such as drawn wire were imported, but over time, the company commenced the manufacture of this commodity at its factory. Hence, Kelani is the pioneer in Sri Lanka’s wire drawing industry. In 1973, KCL was incorporated as a quoted public limited liability company to manufacture power cables, telecommunications cables, and enameled winding wires in Sri Lanka.
C and D International (Pvt) Limited
- Official website: https://candd.lk/
C and D International (Pvt) Limited was established in 2009 as a Distributor and Agent for ICT Products. In 2018 it started R & D, manufacturing passive fiber optic products, Electrical Enclosures, Cable Management Systems, Network Racks, and Other ELV products with the support of its state of art Machinery.
It is Located at Olaboduwa, Gonapola in Kaluthara District, Sri Lanka, and certified by ISO 9001:2015 Management System. Products manufactured under the brand of C&D with ROHS, IP66, and Telecordia -326-CORE certifications.
They are the sole Distributor in Sri Lanka and Mole for world leader XGXC Telecommunication Test and measuring equipment manufacturing Company in China. Sunil telecom of South Korea, an Optical Fiber Closures manufacturer, is another Principal Partner for them for optical fiber closures.
They are one of the reputed manufacturers and suppliers of Sri Lanka Telecom PLC. They offered them the largest optical fiber closure supply orders since 2012. They play a significant role in the new PON network development of SLT by supplying Optical Fiber Patch Panels, Optical Fiber Distribution Cabinets, Optical Fiber Cables, Optical Fiber Patch Cords, and Indoor and Outdoor Fiber Termination Cabinets.
East Link Engineering Company (Pvt) Ltd
- Official website: https://www.eastlink.lk/
East Link Engineering Co (Pvt) Ltd commenced operation in 1998 and was incorporated as a limited liability company in Sri Lanka on 15th September 1999. The company’s core businesses are the design, manufacture & supply of Self-Services products, 19″ Rack Systems, cable management products, and import & distribution of Data & Telecommunication products.
The company corporate head office is located at No:163/26, Nawala Road, Colombo 5, Sri Lanka, and the manufacturing plant and the central warehouse complex are located near Panagoda Industrial Zone, which is 25Km south of Colombo in Sri Lanka.
East Link Engineering Co (Pvt) Ltd is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company that distributes Datacom & Telecom products to system integrators, corporate customers & end users. Group’s production plant manufactures 19″ Racks & Self-Service products, including ATM(Automated Teller Machine), CDM(Cash Deposit Machines) & KIOSKs, Vending Machine, etc. Their customer base is more than 1000 corporates covering a variety of companies such as banks and Financial Institutions, Telecom service providers, government institutions, NGOs, etc.
The company employed more than 200 people, including a design team, using the latest technology and software for designing and prototyping.
- Official website: https://tglanka.lk/
T&G Lanka was established in 2010 in collaboration with T&G Elektro AS and Sierra Cables PLC. The ultimate aspiration of the company is to supply quality fiber optic patch cords for reputed telecom and data service providers in the country.
T&G Elektro, a leading Norwegian supplier of electrical and fiber optic cable systems, is the parent company of T&G Lanka.
T&G is a leading supplier of electrical and fiber optic cable systems, harness solutions, and connectors for space, telecommunication, and offshore applications.
They have delivered quality products and solutions since 1955 and are known for their technical innovations based on careful planning and precision work together with their customers and partners worldwide.
They have modern production facilities for fiber optic patch cables and connector assemblies. This ensures end-users receive problem-free products.
All their patch cables are individually inspected via microscopes and measuring instruments to ensure minimal signal degradation and within specifications.
E-Networks Pvt Ltd
- Official website: http://enetworks.lk/
E-Networks Pvt Ltd is a value-added importer and trader for ICT infrastructure products in Sri Lanka. Its mission is to provide end-to-end intelligent, optimal, and cost-effective solutions for networking and communication needs. Its approach is to represent its clients and integrate the best-of-breed products to protect its clients’ interests and optimize their costs in information technology infrastructure without being product-centric. It imports ICT-related, most up-to-date technology products.
- Official website: http://sashira.lk/
Sashira International was established in 2003 and is an expert in handling, TENDERS, Telecommunication projects, and power projects with people who have experience of more than 17 years in the industry. It works very closely with government institutions such as Sri Lanka Telecom, Sri Lanka Ports Authority, Airport, and Aviation Sri Lanka Limited, SL Navy, SL Army, SL Air Force, Ceylon Electricity Board, and Private sector establishments and contractors.
They have completed many high-security projects, including the Concertina Security Fencing project for Samanalawewa Power Station.
Micro Bytech Trading
- Official website: https://www.microbytechtrading.com/
Having formed Micro Bytech Trading in 1993 with the primary objective of marketing infrastructure material to support the telecommunication and data industry in Sri Lanka, they are now the leading supplier of Telecommunication, Data, Audio, Video, Fiber Optic, Control Cables, and accessories in Sri Lanka today. With a reputation for integrity, quality, craftsmanship, and excellence in management, they have had steady and rapid growth over the past two decades.
During these 26 years of substantial growth, they have gained a vast and vital customer base in Sri Lanka. Some of their most valuable customers are Government Institutions, including the Ministry of Defense, Airport & Aviation, Sri Lankan Universities, Ceylon Electrical Board, Sri Lanka Telecom and other mobile operators, Banks, Broadcasting stations, Internet service providers, and Data Network companies, to name a few.
With the range of companies and products they represent, they can provide their customers with a customized solution to meet every need using the latest technology in the world today.
- Official website: Hyperjet Technologies
They started as telecommunication material suppliers in 2003. Since then, they have journeyed to the future under our motto “Change or Perish.” Their strength is their relationship with clients. Customers are a part of the community working towards creating the future in the telecommunication and digital age. Their path always follows the standards in the field, including ISO9000, ISO26000, and SA8000. Today they are the pioneers in supplying materials and products using the latest technologies. They also support customers with free training, technical consultancy, and on-site installation services.
All their products are standardized with ISO and certified by SLT as the best solutions for all customers’ needs.
- Official website: https://technomance.lk/
Technomance is a Sri Lankan based company offering Telecommunication Engineering Services in regional countries, including Seychelles and Maldives. Their service offering includes Optical Fiber Cable Projects, Telecom Equipment Installations, Radio Access Network Optimization, Telecommunication Tower Erections, Active & Passive Managed Services, IT solutions, and Designing Machinery & Factories.
Technomance was established in 2020 with a team of experts in Telecommunication Engineering. With the expansion of the Projects Portfolio, they started getting advice from consultants in relevant industries to gather knowledge and experience, which ensured that they delivered the best service, safeguarding customer satisfaction.
The Management team in Technomance is unique. The group encompasses people from various industries with a wide range of skills and educational qualifications. Yet, they are disciplined, focused & dedicated to achieving one goal, the success of Technomance.
KTU Cabling Solutions
- Official website: http://www.cablingsolutions.lk/
KTU Cabling Solutions, from its beginnings, has built on the simple concept platform- “It’s not only by the technology we solve problems but by us, our love and strength we solve it.” KTU Cabling Solutions is a provider of technology-of-the-art network infrastructure to organizations seeking to drive their business forward using the power provided by the right technology 24 hours *7. Their extensive experience and knowledge gained by providing solutions to organizations across a wide range of industries.
Telecommunications in Sri Lanka, Wikipedia
Airtel Sri Lanka, Wikipedia
Hutch (Sri Lanka), Wikipedia