Sri Lanka’s telecom sector has expanded considerably over the last decade or so, although from a relatively small base. After the initial liberalisation of telecom sector, the opening up of the market was further accelerated when Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) subsequently started to lose its monopoly status. The number of fixed-line telephone service operators in the country grew to four and, together with the country’s five licensed mobile operators, more than 60 other companies had started providing a variety of telecommunications services around the country. SLT’s share of the total fixed-line subscriber base had fallen to around 41% by 2011; this was down from 87% in 2004. SLT was gaining market share again in 2013/14. By 2014 its market share had climbed to 61%, as the overall market shrank in size.
The widespread application of the Wireless Local Loop (WLL) platform drove initial growth in the fixed-line sector; however by 2015 fixed internet subscribers continue to grow at a very slow rate of under 4% per annum. This trend is expected to continue into 2016 and 2017. In spite of this, fixed broadband internet services are now being supplemented by a rapidly expanding mobile broadband segment.
The report looks at Sri Lanka Telecom and some of the other leading players in the market.
SLT, Mobitel, Suntel, Lanka Bell; Dialog, Axiata.
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