Kanchana Ratwatte Archives


The Sri Lanka telecom regulator has taken a welcome step to consult stakeholders on a regulatory agenda.   Interesting list has been generated (my top item, transparent licensing within a defined framework, is missing, but I won’t complain just yet).   The test of this exercise is twofold:  What will be the highest priority items and how quickly and effectively will those items be acted upon? LANKA BUSINESS ONLINE – LBO Sri Lanka’s teleco operators are pushing the industry regulator to remove technology limits and allow networks to share resources as part of a broad plan to liberalise the market further, officials said. The wish list — prepared during an industry pow-wow with the telecom watchdog last week — also includes prickly issues like allowing free incoming calls for seven million mobile phone users, re-aligning spectrum and allowing users to keep their own number when switching to rival operators.