Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka
Renewal of the Licence of Bharti Airtel Lanka (Private) Limited
The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (“the Commission”) was set up as the independent regulator under the Telecommunications (Amendment) Act No. 27 of 1996, and is responsible for regulating telecommunications sector in Sri Lanka including managing the radio frequency spectrum.
Bharti Airtel Lanka (Private) Limited(hereinafter referred to as Airtel) has applied for the renewal of its Operator licence granted by the Minister under Section 17 (2) of the Sri Lanka Telecommunications Act, No. 25 of 1991 (“the Act”) as amended to operate a telecommunications system to provide Digital Mobile Cellular Communication Service in Sri Lanka.
The Commission is satisfied that Airtel has fulfilled the requirements set out in the Guidelines and Procedures for issuing, renewal and modification of licences under the Act, published in Gazette No. 1435/20 dated 10.03.2006.
Therefore, the public is hereby noticed under Section 17 (3) (a) of the Act that the Commission proposes to recommend to His Excellency the President the grant of a licence to Airtel for a period of ten years.
The public is hereby further noticed that representations or objections to the grant of licence to Airtel may be made not later than 2nd May 2017. The representations and objections should be in writing and addressed to Director General, Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka.
A draft of the proposed licence is available to the public on the Commission’s official web site, www.trc.gov.lk.
By Order of the Commission
M. Kingsly Fernando
Director General (Actg.)
Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka,
No 276, Elvitigala Mawatha,
Tel: 011 2689345 Fax: 011 2689341