SLT-Mobitel and Samsung enable 5G on selected Samsung smart devices.
Daily FT: Samsung, Sri Lanka’s No. 1 smartphone brand, recently announced its partnership with SLT-Mobitel, to enable 5G technology on selected Samsung devices. Samsung users are now equipped with the capability of using their 5G compatible device on SLT-Mobitel’s network to experience the transformative power of 5G at SLT-Mobitel 5G trial zones.
Enabling every Sri Lankan to experience the state-of-the-art 5G technology, SLT-Mobitel’s pioneer 5G technology empowers Samsung users to utilise their products to the full potential with superior broadband connectivity and a myriad of benefits that come with the trailblazing next gen connectivity.
Mobitel Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Chandika Vitharena said: “As the National ICT Solutions Provider, we are committed to leading Sri Lanka towards the next phase of technological revolution and the continuation of our partnership with Samsung is a step towards establishing that goal. Being the fastest mobile network that has been recognised for three consecutive years by Ookla, the global leader in internet testing speeds, SLT-Mobitel Mobile is geared to transform Sri Lanka with our future ready infrastructure and next generation connectivity experience.”
“By enabling 5G for select Samsung smartphone devices, we are empowering Samsung users to utilise their 5G compatible device to its maximum potential. At SLT-Mobitel, we are continuously looking for innovative ways to deliver exceptional experiences to our customers as we have the technology and infrastructure that can make lives smarter and more efficient with the power of 5G,” he added.
Samsung Sri Lanka Managing Director Kevin SungSu You said: “We are pumped to be the first smartphone brand to introduce 5G to many of our wide array of smartphones, along with the immense support by SLT-Mobitel. Bringing convenience, style and premium technology to your hand, Samsung is now Future Ready as it is equipped with the latest benefits brought to you by 5G. 5G is the latest introduced to Samsung Galaxy devices to ensure that it gets utilised to the maximum capacity.” “With 5G starting to roll out across Sri Lanka, it won’t be long before the whole country is connected to a better mobile network. Samsung has always been committed to ensuring that consumers get the best out of their smartphones, and that is why our 5G rollout is happening at a vast scale. Consumers can now achieve their dream potential through their Galaxy smartphones with 5G,” he added.
Samsung Galaxy smartphones are 5G devices that come with support for nos.12, 5G bands. This means as the 5G network is rolled out in Sri Lanka by SLT-Mobitel, they will support the premium 5G technology. Even before commercialisation of 5G network in Sri Lanka, Samsung has leaped ahead to ensure that its consumers are future ready by offering smartphones with up to 12 5G bands support – N1, N3, N5, N7, N8, N20, N28, N38, N40, N41, N66 and N78.
With Galaxy 5G, users will get assured 5G connectivity no matter what the 5G band in Sri Lanka is and will get access to uninterrupted nationwide access to any 5G network (subject to operator network availability). The seamless 5G support will help download, share and stream content at blazing fast speeds.
Devices including the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, S21+ 5G and S21 5G are SLT-Mobitel 5G enabled and the devices including Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy Note20 5G, Galaxy A22 5G, Galaxy F42 5G, Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G, S22+ 5G and S22 5G will be SLT-Mobitel 5G enabled in the next software release of each model.
Being the pioneer in bringing the latest mobile technology to the local market, SLT-Mobitel, Sri Lanka’s National ICT Solutions Provider was the first network to connect a 5G Smartphone to its 5G trial network in 2019 which showcased record speeds. Further, SLT-Mobitel has recently reached beyond 2.5Gbps recorded highest mobile 5G speeds in Sri Lanka. Furthermore, SLT-Mobitel continues to expand its 5G ready network infrastructure to offer customers the opportunity to experience the true power of 5G with SLT-Mobitel.
Sri Lanka’s increasing economic activities and expansion have resulted in the opening of many business/investment opportunities in the country’s ICT and digital infrastructure development sectors. With the country focusing on transforming the country into an e-economy, there is a growing need for the expansion in Sri Lanka’s digital platforms. With Sri Lanka working towards positioning the country as an emerging business destination in the South Asian region, there’s a growing business potential in the country’s ICT and digital infrastructure development sectors.
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