“Sri Lanka’s leading mobile operator is creating a broadband revolution. By leveraging HSPA mobile broadband technology, it is bringing affordable access to all levels of society, from the wealthiest businesses to the poorest villages.”
Thus starts the GSMA case study on the Dialog mobile broadband. It is just four pages and in easily readable format – but still enough new stuff, that makes it a worthy read.
- Dialog estimates that the rural economy generates $350 million per month compared to $110 million in the urban economy.
- Dialog’s success lies in pioneering the low ARPU business model. Eighty-seven percent of the operator’s 5 million mobile customers are prepaid with an ARPU of less than US$4.
- In 2007, the expanding nationwide network was supercharged with HSPA, giving users access to the internet and
multimedia content at maximum downloads speeds of 1.8Mbps. This has subsequently been upgraded to 14.4Mbps.
- Currently (Dialog is) evaluating HSPA Evolved to bring downloads to 42Mbps.
- Dialog has roughly 120,000 3G customers, around 30,000 of which connecting their laptops and desktops to the internet with HSPA modems and data cards.
The full paper can be downloaded from here.
Similar case stidies are available here.