In a press conference held yesterday to announce South Asia’s first Broadband Communications Congress and Expo (SABCCE) General Manager/ Head of Consumer Market Development Division of Sri Lanka Telecom SLT M.Z Saleem said CDMA Broadband technology will be introduced to the local market by SLT soon.
Most of the service providers in the local telecommunication industry are in the process of introducing this technology to the market. However the equipment needs higher investments for introducing this technology,
‘Broadband communications are very cost effective. It provides high-speed data transformation to the users, he said. The SABCCE will be held from September 4 to 6 in Colombo. The SABCCE will establish ties between decision makers of broadband industry in the region and provide the forum for sharing information and experiences.
Executive Director of Lirneasia Prof. Rohan Samarajiva said broadband communications are important for the country’s economy. These technologies will help businesses to be much more competitive in the market.
‘When using broadband communications people face technical problems and regulatory problems. SABCCE will provide the platform to discuss and share knowledge among the countries in the region on using broadband communications.
We need to have these type of congress in Sri Lanka, he said.