There are five cable landing stations in Sri Lanka, owned by three telecom operators: Sri Lanka Telecom, Lanka Bell and Dialog Axiata.
Sri Lanka Telecom is a state-owned telecom operator in Sri Lanka. 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 Telecom has the following cable landing stations:
Sri Lanka Telecom connects its cable landing stations to international backhaul hub at the Welikada SLT premises.
Lanka Bell owns one cable landing station in Colombo for the landing of FALCON cable system.
Dialog Axiata owns one cable landing station in Mount Lavinia, for the Bay of Bengal Gateway (BBG) cable system and the Maldives Sri Lanka Cable system (MSC).