Broadband Speed of Fixed Services - Evaluation Results Out Soon

The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) will release shortly the first set of results obtained from an evaluation of the quality of service including speeds of fixed broadband services; ADSL and WiMAX.....

The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) will release shortly the first set of results obtained from an evaluation of the quality of service including speeds of fixed broadband services; ADSL and WiMAX.

TRCSL commenced testing the broadband download speeds (International) of services provided in the 3rd quarter 2010. It is ongoing. Preliminary findings have shown that the speeds of majority of broadband services fell short of the rate of speed advertised and hovered within a range of 10%-25% of the advertised bandwidth during busy hours.

This situation has now improved with speeds picking up significantly in fixed broadband services soon after the instructions given by the TRCSL.

The speed is the key factor in the delivery of broadband services. The true potential of the service cannot be realized until such time the speed is kept high. A slow speed broadband service impacts negatively on broadband growth in the country and in turn retards its contribution to the country’s socio-economic development.

To ensure proper speeds in broadband services, there will be a standard soon for all broadband services. Subsequently a mechanism will be introduced based on volume packages to allow subscribers to experience high capacity broadband services at an affordable price.

The results of speed tests will be published periodically for the information and reference of the subscribers.