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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Telephone system Stats

Definitions

  • Domestic: A brief characterization of the system with details on the domestic components. The following terms and abbreviations are used throughout the entry: Africa ONE - a fiber-optic submarine cable link encircling the continent of Africa.
    Arabsat -
  • General assessment: A brief characterization of the system with details on the domestic and international components. The following terms and abbreviations are used throughout the entry: Africa ONE - a fiber-optic submarine cable link encircling the continent of Africa.
  • International: A brief characterization of the system with details on international components. The following terms and abbreviations are used throughout the entry: Africa ONE - a fiber-optic submarine cable link encircling the continent of Africa. Arabsat
  • Regulation: The year that the nation established an industry regulator for its telecommunication providers. "n/a" indicates that no regulator has been established.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Domestic national trunk network consists mostly of digital microwave radio relay; fiber-optic links now in use in Colombo area and fixed wireless local loops have been installed; competition is strong in mobile cellular systems and mobile cellular subscribership is increasing 2013
General assessment telephone services have improved significantly and are available in most parts of the country 2013
International country code - 94; the SEA-ME-WE-3 and SEA-ME-WE-4 submarine cables provide connectivity to Asia, Australia, Middle East, Europe, US; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Indian Ocean) 2012
Regulation 1991 1991

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; ITU-BDT Telecommunications Regulatory Database

Citation

"Sri Lanka Telephone system Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Sri-Lanka/Media/Telephone-system