- Published on Sunday, 05 June 2016 11:15
- Written by Winston Qiu
Sri Lanka is now being a rising telecom hub in South Asia, enabled with multiple submarine cable systems and South Asia's first submarine cable depot in Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port (MMRP) at Hambantota. Submarine cable systems landed in Sri Lanka are mainly owned and operated by Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) and Dialog Axiata (Dialog).
SLT participates SEA-ME-WE alliance cooperation from the very beginning, lands SEA-ME-WE3, SEA-ME-WE4 in Sri Lanka, and wins SEA-ME-WE 5 full landing at Matara. SLT also builds and operates South Asia's first submarine cable depot in Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port (MMRP) at Hambantota.
In addition to the SEA-ME-WE alliance, SLT operates the Bharat Lanka Cable System (BLCS) connecting Sri Lanka and India, and the Maya-1 connecting Sri Lanka and Maldives.
Dialog invests USD 30 Million for the construction of the Bay of Bengal Gateway (BBG) cable system and a cable landing station in South Colombo. The BBG cable system is designed to deliver over 8 Tbps of International Bandwidth to Sri Lanka.
With various submarine cable routes and abundant international bandwidth, Sri Lanka becomes the rising and free trading telecom hub in South Asia.