Sri Lanka regulator finds HSPA broadband quality fickle

Sri Lanka: The Sri Lankan telecommunications regulator has conducted speed tests for mobile and fixed broadband services in Colombo. The tests will be expanded to other parts of the country in the future. The monitored results of ADSL broadband were uniform irrespective of the locality. However wireless broadband services based on Wimax and HSPA networks are prone to rapid quality changes. The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) found that quality for HSPA was fickle and varied widely from point to point. The regulator suggested that the problems are not necessarily due to network congestion at the last mile but that operators have not optimised their base stations. The TRCSL also said it plans to define standards for all broadband services in the future with minimum broadband speeds.

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