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In addition to the download speeds of fixed broadband services released in December 2011, TRCSL has now released the first set of download speeds of 3G mobile broadband for the month of January 2011. To collect random speed test samples, four remote tests have ....

In addition to the download speeds of fixed broadband services released in December 2011, TRCSL has now released the first set of download speeds of 3G mobile broadband for the month of January 2011.

To collect random speed test samples, four remote tests have been conducted in Colombo and its suburbs. The tests were conducted for a period of twenty four hours in each location and readings from 09:00 to 00:00 were taken for the purposes of publishing.

The test readings that were obtained from the automated system have shown a significant download speed improvement in all three services. The peak time speeds in mobile broadband services (this pattern varies according to the locality) have risen by over 80% since the beginning of this benchmarking process initiated by the TRCSL. With the intention of providing a better service for mobile broadband subscribers, all three operators namely AIRTEL, DIALOG and MOBITEL are currently engaged in a network upgrading process. In this context rather than taking the entire country at once on to the testing platform, TRCSL has decided as a matter of strategy to move out gradually to other parts of the country to conduct the test.

Tests will be repeated on a random basis. This would help TRCSL to ascertain whether the operators have improved their QoS and are maintaining a consistent standard of quality service throughout the year based on the findings published by the TRCSL.

This was the first time tests were conducted in remote locations in addition to the tests carried out at the broadband monitoring unit (BMU) office at TRCSL premises. These tests will be continued and results will be published regularly at the end of each month.

TRCSL has received proposals from two fixed broadband operators to introduce FUP (Fair Usage Policy) on their unlimited broadband services together with supportive reasons. TRCSL has gathered usage details i.e. data consumption patterns, of the subscribers who use unlimited services for a variety of purposes.

TRCSL is now in the process of reviewing ISPs proposals to introduce FUP in unlimited broadband services. No approval has so far been given to any of the operators to introduce FUP onto their existing unlimited broadband services. The broadband operators are not allowed to apply FUP or any similar traffic throttling mechanism on subscriber services without obtaining prior approval from the TRCSL.


512kbps Services JAN 2011 Random samples

 

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Sri Lanka Telecom SLT Broadband – Complaints have been received about undisclosed traffic throttling

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Operator

Average RTT

-ms-

Monthly Rental

-SLR-

Monthly

Data Volume

 

Bandwidth

Advertised

-Download-

*Advertised Bandwidth Availability

-Peak Time-

USA

UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

Int’l bandwidth availability

During 10MB file download

*with overheads

DIALOG

286

287

1,750

unlimited

512kbps

NO

LANKA BELL

351

230

2,000

unlimited

512kbps

YES

SLT

240

269

1,600

unlimited

512kbps

YES

2Mbps services

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Sri Lanka Telecom SLT Broadband –Complaints have been received about undisclosed traffic throttling

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Operator

Average RTT

-ms-

Monthly Rental

-SLR-

Monthly

Data Volume

 

Bandwidth

Advertised

-Download-

*Advertised Bandwidth Availability

Peak Time

USA

UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

Int’l bandwidth availability

During 10MB file download

*with overheads

DIALOG

279

287

5,000

unlimited

2Mbos

NO

LANKA BELL

311

334

5,500

unlimited

2Mbps

YES

SLT

274

293

5,500

unlimited

2Mbps

YES

3G Mobile Broadband Random Samples

TEST LOCATION – TRCSL COLOMBO 08                                              16hr Random Sample

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TEST LOCATION – TRCSL COLOMBO 08                                                16hr Random Sample

Speed Test Results of All Operators                                  Download From UK

TEST LOCATION – POLHENGOGA COLOMBO 05                                  16hr Random Sample

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TEST LOCATION – POLHENGODA COLOMBO 05                                   16hr Random Sample

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TEST LOCATION – THALAHENA BATTERAMULLA                               16hr Random Sample

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TEST LOCATION – THALAHENA BATTERAMULLA                                 16hr Random Sample

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TEST LOCATION – NAWINNA MAHARAGAMA                                        16hr Random Sample

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TEST LOCATION – NAWINNA MAHARAGAMA                                           16hr Random Sample

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Operator

Monthly Rental

Monthly Data Volume

 

FUP

   

Advertised Bandwidth

 

Average

RTT ms

USA

UK

AIRTEL

375

450

600.00

3GB

NO

Excess data will be billed

PER/MB

Speed

Will not be reduced

3.6 Mbps

DIALOG MOBILE
BROADBAND

340

250

2,990

15GB

YES

Excess data will not be billed

Speed will be reduced

Up to 7.2Mbps

 

Depend on the tower

This capacity will depend on the area or the tower

MOBITEL

390

280

1,290

8GB

NO

Excess data will be billed

PER/MB

Speed

Will not be reduced

Up t0 3.6Mbps

 

Depend on the tower

This capacity will depend on the area or the tower

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