For a long time, we were the voice in the wilderness. But now the regulator is on the job. If the promised results materialize, we can move on to something else:
“Three months ago, most operators were provided services 70% less than the speed rate advertised in the package”, TRC Director General Anusha Palpita said. The speed-up move came after the TRC carried out an evaluation of the quality of service including speeds of fixed broadband services – ADSL and WiMAX.
Mr. Palpita said the study showed that the speeds of majority of broadband services fell short of the rate advertised and hovered within a range of 10 to 25 percent during busy hours.
The Sunday Times story says performance improved to 50% in past three months. Sorry, our tests did not catch that much of an improvement.