Bharti Airtel Lanka a new Mobile service launch in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Army news | January 6, 2009 at 01:19 amby
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Bharti Airtel Lanka Private Limited, a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel Limited, one of Asia’s leading integrated telecom services companies, invested approximately USD 200 million. They are launching both 2G and 3G services.Bharti Airtel, that has been rated among the best performing companies in the world in the BusinessWeek IT 100 list in 2007,
At the moment Airtel advertisement are visible via Television and can listen over Radio stations.Airtel Lanka is on a testing Transmission these days. Using your mobile phone you can check whether Airtel signals are Active in your Area or not. Go to the network settings and apply Manual Search. There you can see SRI 05 with other Operators. Airtel Code is SRI 05 and its numbers starts with 075.Alredy Airtel erected 600 Towers island wide and also sharing Towers with other Networks.
It is believed that the Airtel Lanka will offer low charges than other operators. To face the new competitor other Networks has taken few steps. Tigo offers per second billing which was a innovative to the industry but later Dialog and Hutch followed the offer.Mobitel started its “Upahara package” targeting state workers and pensioners with free voice and video calls within the network and all fixed lines during off-peak. Dialog responded with a package which has 1,000 minutes of free talk time within the network named “Master Blaster”.
In Sri Lanka there are 9.253 million mobile subscribers as of end 2008.Among those 4.98 million subscribers are Dialog Telecom and 2.4 million subscribers are Mobitel. “Making every Lankan a mobile phone owner “keeping such a vision Hutch has around a 10 percent market share. Keen competition amongst mobile operators has led Dialog Telekom dropping market share to around 53 percent of total subscribers in fiscal year.
Also it is reported that the sixth Mobile Operator is coming to Sri Lanka in December 2009. RTEC Mobile Lanka (Private) Limited signed the agreement to set up and operate a mobile and fixed telecommunications network. The venture is an investment of US $ 100 million sponsored by Global Electroteks Limited, UK.
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