By Lanka Business Online

Aug 12, 2016 (LBO) – Telecommunications and ICT solutions provider, Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT), says it has gained full landing status of SMW5 Cable Station in Matara.

With this, Sri Lanka can offer the region “state-of-the-art global services provided through multiple international undersea cable systems,” SLT said in a statement.

SLT’s International Backhaul Network consists of three main cable stations in Colombo, Mt Lavinia & Matara connecting to its international backhaul hub at the Welikada SLT premises.

Through this project, multiple undersea optical fibre cable systems: SEA-ME-WE 5, SEA-ME-WE 4, SEA-ME-WE 3, Bharat-Lanka and Dhiraagu-SLT will be interconnected through a highly reliable and redundant very high capacity Fibre Optic Ring.

SLT will connect to the SEA-ME-WE 5 digital fibre optic submarine cable system using 400G technology with 48 Tbps bandwidth capacity with SLT investing over 5.2 billion rupees (USD 40 million) at the initial stage. This is upgradable to serve future demands, SLT said.

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