The launched of Phase I of SLT's ultra-high speed Broadband Network "i-Sri Lanka" expansion programme by Sri Lanka Telecom for the first time, would bring SLT's interactive PeoTV, the multi channel TV network to all Megaline customers.
The i-Sri Lanka project had been kicked-off in 2011, to enhance and upgrade SLT's existing fixed network, by expanding the fibre network to bring it closer to customers through Fibre-to-the-Node (FTTN) deployment of Multi-Service Access Nodes (MSANs), located within a short distance from customers. This reduces the length of the copper connection with a resultant significant increase in reliability, quality and broadband data speeds. Reducing the copper cable lengths not only improves reliability, but would also reduce maintenance and replacement costs.
Through this programme, SLT has already brought ultra high speed broadband connectivity at speeds of up to 20Mbps for many of its fixed customers.
This programme is fully integrated with the company's Next Generation Network (NGN) modernization project.
The i-Sri Lanka project is due to be fully completed within a period of 18 months.
The i-Sri Lanka approach is to increase Broadband's bandwidth (speed) and footprint (expand services) - 90/20 (90% coverage at 20Mbps), improve Broadband quality of service.