Sri Lanka’s premier telecommunications service provider, Dialog Axiata PLC, announced this week, the connection of Sri Lanka to the Ultra High Capacity 100G-PLUS Bay of Bengal Gateway (BBG) Submarine Fibre Optic Cable via its state-of-the-art Cable Landing Station (CLS) at Mount Lavinia (South Colombo).
The Ultra High Capacity Submarine Cable was commissioned on May 30, 2016 by President of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena, in the presence of the Minister of Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure, Harin Fernando, and other Telecommunications and ICT sector luminaries. Dialog’s BBG CLS now links the nation to one of the world’s most technologically advanced cable systems and powers up the single largest global bandwidth infusion to the country.
Dialog’s investment in the BBG Cable Project exceeds USD 34.5 million (Rs. 5 Billion) and underscores the company’s aggressive commitment to deliver the fastest and most advanced connectivity technology to all Sri Lankans. Dialog’s vision for the provision of high speed connectivity is underpinned by its ethos of maximising digital inclusion via ensuring that the advanced services the company delivers are affordable and accessible to all Sri Lankan citizens, thereby maximising its contribution towards the Socio-Economic Development of the Nation.
The new cable system will deliver over 6.4 Terrabits Per Second (Tbps) of international bandwidth to Sri Lanka, and will represent a significant step-up with respect to connectivity speeds and will furthermore catalyse an unmatched connectivity experience coupled with a multiplicity of networking options for Retail Consumers and Enterprises.