Mobitel 5G becomes the first and fastest in South Asia


July 2019| 16 views

Image of Mobitel’s location on the Ookla 5G map.

Mobitel, the national service provider, reached the highest mobile 5G speeds for the first time in South Asia exceeding speeds of 1.55Gbps using a commercial 5G mobile smartphone.Following the demonstration of 5G speed tests using a commercial 5G smartphone for the first time in South Asia, Mobitel went on to achieve a new speed record of 1.55Gbps for South Asia. As a result of mobile 5G speed achievements, Ookla, which carries out speed test benchmarking, recognized Mobitel as the first mobile 5G network in South Asia, which was a proud achievement to all Sri Lankans. These Mobile 5G services were demonstrated using Huawei 5G network equipment in 3.6GHz trial spectrum allocation from the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL).

Image of Mobitel 5G showcasing speeds upto 1.55Gbps.

The next generation of 5G services will not only provide Giga bit speeds, but also will revolutionize the industries across the globe with inherent ultra-reliable and low latency capabilities of 5G technology.