COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the national ICT solutions provider announced that it has launched the country’s first ultra-speed National wide DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) fiber optic backbone transmission Network (NBN) in Sri Lanka.
Huawei, the strategic partner of SLT worked together with SLT to implement the NBN with new generation OTN-based 100G DWDM solution. The solution supports 8 Terabits (1 Terabits = 1000 Gigabits) per seconds transmission capability through fiber optic cater to future explosive growth of Sri Lanka ICT.
A versatile ICT platform is a critical tool towards achieving the GoSL’s goal of a US$ 100 billion GDP economy and US$ 4,000 per capita income by 2016. The first step in creating a resourceful ICT platform is strengthening the National Backbone Network (NBN), with an aim to cater to future needs of all ICT operators of the country. With a significantly enhanced bandwidth, the NBN’s fibre-optic architecture would undoubtedly enhance connectivity and speed, while bridging the digital divide in the country.
Reengineering the national ICT infrastructure is indeed a colossal undertaking, and the Government of Sri Lanka awarded the massive task of building the National Backbone Network (NBN) to SLT in 2013. Covering all 329 divisional secretariats in Sri Lanka within a 5 year time window, the NBN aspires to deliver high speed uninterrupted access at all times, to every business and household in the country.