Ookla® recognises SLT-MOBITEL Mobile as Fastest Mobile Network for the third consecutive year

Colombo, February 2022 – Reiterating its commitment to providing unparalleled connectivity and superior user experience, SLT-MOBITEL Mobile was once again recognized as the ‘Fastest Mobile Network’ by Ookla ®, the global leader in fixed broadband and mobile network testing applications, data and analysis. SLT-MOBITEL Mobile achieved a Speed ScoreÔ of 23.32, with average download speeds of 20.05 Mbps

and average upload speeds of 8.47Mbps in Q1-Q2 2021. Further, maintaining record speeds throughout the year in 2021, SLT-MOBITEL Mobile also retained its crown as the Fast-Mobile Network in 2H of 2021.

The Speedtest Awards™ , licensed to global Internet Service Providers and mobile carriers, are determined using an average Speed Score which incorporates a measure of each provider’s download and upload speed across the country to rank network speed performance. With previous recognitions to the title as the fastest mobile network in 2019 as well as in 2020, SLT-MOBITEL Mobile continues to emerge as the leader in the Mobile Service segment consistently, offering superior mobile connectivity and unmatched network experience. SLT-MOBITEL Mobile users are assured of access to supreme connectivity across Sri Lanka and unparalleled user experience when it comes to activities such as gaming, streaming or social media browsing.

The Ookla Speedtest Awards is a bi-annual award that is the result of thousands of consumer-initiated tests taken using Speedtest®. Based on this survey SLT-MOBITEL Mobile has been outperforming its competition in speed performance for the past few years and has received the Speedtest Award consecutively since 2019.

Commenting on the recognition, Mobitel Chief Marketing Officer, Shashika Senarath said, “As the National ICT Solutions Provider, we are proud to have been recognized with the Speedtest Award for Fastest Mobile Network in Sri Lanka for the third consecutive year. The award is a testament to SLT-MOBITEL’s unwavering commitment to providing superior connectivity and unmatched user experience to all our valued stakeholders. With data becoming the primary driver in the mobile market, we are looking at further expanding our network infrastructure and improving our services to offer an unparalleled connectivity experience to both our retail and corporate customers.  Be it at work, entertainment on the go or streaming videos online, SLT-MOBITEL Mobile strives to empower the dreams of all Sri Lankans and fulfill the national goal of taking Sri Lanka to the next phase of Digital revolution”.

In addition, SLT-MOBITEL celebrated the 1st anniversary of trailing 5G for the first time in South Asia, showcasing record speeds. Towards gearing Sri Lanka for the deployment of 5G, SLT-MOBITEL Mobile has invested over USD 800mn in improving network coverage across the country and has spent over LKR 1.5B in 5G related technologies such 5G testing, trailing and Public Demonstrations.

* Based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data for Q1-Q4 2019, Q1-Q2 2020 and Q1 -Q2 2021. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.

Released date: 
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
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