20% of Sri Lankans use Internet; Data from mobile devices 2000 terabytes/month

Posted on June 20, 2013  /  0 Comments

These are impressive numbers, but they should be made available on TRC or ICTA website as a regular monthly/quarterly report. TRC reports much lower numbers.

Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) CEO Reshan Dewapura noted that today, there are close to four million Sri Lankan citizens on the internet, which is a 20% penetration of the population. Over half of them access the internet through either mobile phones or wireless broadband dongles, which has grown eight times more than what it was in 2010.

He also estimated that the total data consumption in Sri Lanka via mobile sims both on wireless broadband dongles or mobile phones is currently estimated at 2,000 terabytes per month. There has been an eight-fold growth in this as well as it has grown to 2,000 terabytes from 250 terabytes in December 2010.

“This goes to show how mobile data has evolved and how it continues to grow at an exceptional rate,” Dewapura said. “From all indicators that we have, we can expect it to grow at a more exponential rate at the future.”


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