L1.

Cumulative Number of Licenses granted under Section 17 of the Sri Lanka Telecommunications Act No
25 of 1991 as amended.
Category of Service
Licensed under Section 17 of the Act.

2010 December

Fixed Access Telephone service

4

Cellular Mobile phones

5

Data Communications (Facility based)

6

Data Communications (Non-facility based) & ISP’s

08

Trunk Mobile Radio

2

Leased Circuit Providers

1

Licensed Payphone Service Providers

1

External Gateway Operators

33

Direct-to-Home Satellite Broadcasting Service

02

Cable TV Distribution Network

02

Sub Total

64

SLTL, Suntel, Lanka Bell, Dialog Broadband are entitled to provide Pay phone and Data services according to
their licences.
**4 paging & 8 non facility based ISP licences had lapsed. 4 non facility based and 1 facility based licences were
revoked.
2. Statistical Overview of the Telecommunication Sector as at end of 4th Quarter 2010
3578463

Number of System Licenses
Total number of Fixed phones
Teledensity (Fixed Phones per 100 inhabitants)
Teledensity (Fixed) in Colombo District – 2009 Dec

64
3,578,463
17
38.5

Total Switching Capacity of Fixed Operators

4,200,000*

Number of Cellular Mobile Subscribers

17,359,312

Mobile Subscription per 100 people

82

Internet & Email Subscribers - fixed

280,000*

Mobile Broadband Subscribers

294,000*

Number of Public Pay Phone Booths

7,054*

Number of Paging Subscribers

N/A

Trunk Mobile Radio Subscribers

206

* - Provisional

435.463 7% Central East North 11% North Central North West Sabaragamuwa Southern Uva Western .774 180.Provisional Cumulative 19 Year Year Subscribers Cumulative Subscriber base as at 2010 Dec 377.2010 Dec) Cumulative no.543 Sabaragamuwa 288.108 939.763 Western 1.049 Total 3.578.437.446.076 2.3.958 3.684 Provincial Distribution of Fixed Phones as at December 2010 11% 155.268 North Central 231.575 Uva 239. Performance of Fixed Access Telephone Operators Province Central East 4000000 3500000 3000000 2500000 2000000 1500000 1000000 500000 02 01 00 99 03 20 04 20 05 20 06 20 07 20 08 2 20 009 10 De c 20 20 20 20 98 19 19 96 97 19 94 93 95 19 19 19 92 19 19 90 91 0 19 121.834 135.113 767.350 255.529 669.013 991.743 North West 341.884.699 3% 40% 6% 10% 8% Southern 405.504 Distribution of F 157.195 883.239 1.622 523.243.049 341.139 4% North 101.388 125.994 1. of Subscribers 1990 1991 1992 3.742.2 Provincial 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Dec * .411 827.411 3.463 Fixed Access Subscriber Growth (1990 .059 3.578.724 204.

000 2.983.182 1995 1993 14.454 1996 71.316 1992 2.Year 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01 00 99 98 97 96 95 94 93 20 20 0 10 9 D ec 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 92 91 10.644 Subscribers 19 Cumulative No.000.000 18.888 11.000.000 6.202 2009 1999 256.000.202 2008 1997 114.000.029 1994 29.158 3. Mobile Subscribers (1992 – 2010 Dec) Year Cellular Subscriber Growth (1991 .000 8.655 14.000 0 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 931.489 2010 Dec 2001 667.403 2.361.095. of Subscribers 19 4.412.687 51.000.662 17.496 7.082.403 1.000 16.000.000 14.359.000 4.312 2000 430.2010 December) 20.346 1998 174.000.000 12.393.000 Subscribers .211.775 5.000.000.000.

504 1997 10.178 2002 3.851 2004 1.008 2005 Nov 828 2006 N/A 2007.500* 2004 93. Internet & Email Subscribers Cumulative E-mail & Internet Growth (1996 .444* 2005 115.535 2000 40.984 1999 25.532 2002 73.756* 280.195 1998 18.829 1998 10.721 1997 10. Paging Subscribers Year Cumulative 1996 10.511 1999 10.000* 2009 2010 249.000* 19 96 2007 202.468 2003 85.348* 2008 234.300 2000 7.2010 December) 1996 2. of E-mail & Internet 6.009 2001 6.497 2001 61.2008 N/A Paging Sector 12000 8000 6000 4000 2000 Year 07 06 20 05 20 04 20 03 20 20 02 01 20 00 20 99 20 19 98 19 19 19 97 0 96 Subscribers 10000 .5.000* 0 2006 130.000* 300000 200000 150000 100000 50000 19 98 19 99 20 00 20 01 20 02 20 03 20 04 20 05 20 06 20 07 20 08 20 20 09 10 D ec Cumulative No.541 2003 2. of Subscribers 250000 19 97 Year Year Cumulative No.

360 3.852 2.595 10.444 15.303 7.207 2.285 10.802 9.425 15.893 WLL (Suntel +LankaBell + Dialog Broadband?) Public Payphones Total *.793 8.Tritel figures in June 2010 8. Employment Opportunities in Telecommunication Sector Category of Service Fixed Access Telephony – SLTL 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 8.411 7.154 2.7.648 8.985 5.532 2.124 1.170 10.983 7 476 814 740 783 810 822 833 814 1. – Provisional 6.699 2.211 7.Dialog Broadband not included .388 10.488 13.063 1.388+ d Cellular 426 425 552 852 1.525 4.557 2010 6.681 8.805 14. Provincial Distribution of Payphones Provincial Distribution of Payphones 2010 Province 12% Central 6% East 1% North 5% 45% North Central North West Sabaragamuwa 8% Southern Uva 5% Western 13% 5% End of 2010 Central 856 East 424 North 79 North Central 371 North West 575 Sabaragamuwa 330 Southern 898 Uva 328 Western 3192 Total 7053 * .716 4.386 11.129 11.245 13.813 11.446 10.741 ** ** .969 Radio Paging 184 190 185 148 108 57 30 32 21 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A DATA Communication 157 285 318 337 337 437 277 285* 285* 242* 275* 275* 275* 275* 275* 56 116 180 250 353 337 290* 236* 275* 295* 299* 299* 299* 299* 299* 9.340 8.033 6.126 8.388+ 2275 4.016 1.697 11.297 2.295 7.053 2.172 7.

10. Provincial Distribution of Fixed Phones in Sri Lanka as at December 2010 NCD–13145 CD – 48545 61690 9155 NCD– 2122 CD – 7033 30423 NCD–5410 CD– 25013 42302 157247 NCD–8830 CD– 33472 NCD-14231 CD – 143016 74496 NCD–6922 CD –67574 NCD-18379 CD – 74127 92506 44205 85182 NCD–40655 CD –208382 249037 NCD– 13125 CD – 31080 NCD–15503 CD– 69679 NCD–11537 CD – 20855 32392 NCD–44832 CD – 90415 192780 107358 NCD– 41570 CD – 151210 135247 NCD– 50442 CD – 56916 46864 NCD–19511 CD – 27353 36240 NCD – 3610 CD – 32630 95369 NCD – 483766 CD – 512783 NCD–16325 CD – 79044 996549 NCD–5110 CD– 47748 NCD–11157 CD – 59063 NCD– 9124 CD – 86633 41524 70220 NCD–5441 CD –36083 72608 197895 NCD– 61641 CD – 136254 123110 NCD– 25050 CD – 139796 – CDMA NCD – Non CDMA CD NCD–11012 CD – 61596 NCD– 16256 CD – 106854 NCD– 11300 CD – 99490 164846 129939 NCD– 25199 CD – 104740 95757 52858 110790 NCD– 1 CD –29873 29874 .

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