Sri Lanka’s telephone density picked up in 3Q of 2019 to 164 per 100 persons (Fix & Mobiles) and fell thereafter. Internet connectivity turned essential, especially during the pandemic condition and it grew faster in the latter part of 2020. But recorded a drop in 2022.
The telecommunications sector in Sri Lanka is one of the country’s most dynamic sectors, contributing significantly to investments, employment, productivity, innovation, and overall economic growth.
Sri Lanka is building a national fiber optic network linked to numerous international cables. This 45,000-kilometer network, built and managed by Sri Lanka Telecom, will serve as the backbone for fixed broadband and mobile services, including 5G.