Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) National Data Center is a purpose-built Tier III data center in Sri Lanka, with a capacity of 500 racks, located in Pitipana, 40 kilometers away from the capital Colombo.
SLT National Data Center was built with the assistance of the Ministry of Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure, and has obtained Tier III Design certification from the Uptime Institute.
In 2013, the Sri Lanka Government awarded Sri Lanka Telecom the role of ‘national backbone network service provider’. Under this license, Sri Lanka Telecom is the sole National Backbone Network (NBN) provider in Sri Lanka, providing the fibre-optic backbone to other telecom operators in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Government has implemented the National Cloud and Data Centre infrastructure to accelerate the digital transformation, established Local Government Network (LGN) project which integrates all the government establishments in the country for effective communications.
SLT has already set up the nation-wide fiber optic network and connected most important government establishments in to a single unified network under the LGN project.
In additional to the SLT National Data Center, SLT operates submarine cable landing stations in Colombo, Mount Lavinia and Matara, international gateway in Welikada. SLT operates national backbone fiber cable network connecting its data centers and cable landing stations.