Sir Arthur makes Sri Lanka’s first video mobile call to President
[March 3, 2004
- 8.15 GMT

Space Age Visionary and Author Sir Arthur C Clarke made Sri Lanka’s first Third Generation (3G) telephone call to President Chandrika Kumaratunga yesterday, March 2. This marks the dawn of a new era in Sri Lankan mobile communications.

A premier mobile telephone network in Sri Lanka, Dialog GSM introduced 3G which is a fully fledged video telephony conversation over a mobile phone. This is the first network to embark on 3G mobile telephony in South Asia. 3G will completely revamp existing voice, text and data services replacing them with high quality mobile multimedia services integrating voice, data and video.

The 3G services will be available in the city center initially and will be extended throughout Colombo in the near future.

Dialog CEO Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya went on to thank the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission and the Sri Lankan government for progressive regulatory thinking in permitting the 3G trial in the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last Updated Date: March 3, 2004  - 8.15 GMT.

 


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