Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) has gained full landing status of SMW5 Cable Station in Matara, aiming to be a key regional player offering global services through multiple international undersea cable systems running through Sri Lanka.
SLT’s International Backhaul Network consists of three main cable stations at Colombo, Mt Lavinia and Matara connecting to SLT’s international backhaul hub at the Welikada SLT premises. All these stations are connected by OTN NW on which the transport will be based reserved international connectivity to any cable system runs through Sri Lanka.
Through this project, multiple undersea optical fibre cable systems: SEA-ME-WE 5, SEA-ME-WE 4, SEA-ME-WE 3, Bharat -Lanka and Dhiraagu-SLT will be interconnected through a highly reliable and redundant very high capacity Fibre Optic Ring.
The company with this dedicated international backhaul will be exploring for more global business opportunities and business impact of this would be the use of the cable system for traffic termination in the country, cross connecting with other cable systems and enhancing capacity.
By considering the growing demand for international bandwidth in the country and exploring new opportunities, establishing scalable mesh protected, WDM international backhaul NW is vital.