Airtel Lanka invests heavily to upgrade to 4G
Speaking at a webinar to announce a first-of-its-kind Freedom Packs that offer data and voice for the whole month in a single recharge he said that they invested to upgrade their network during difficult times and would keep on investing when there is a requirement.
“Currently we don’t see any major demand for 5G. However when we did upgrade to 4G we did have in mind to leave room for the next phase of development 5G. Hence when we decide to launch 5G we only have to do modifications,” he said.
Airtel’s purpose-built 4G network promises a superior user experience including 99% buffer-free streaming, noticeably quicker loading times and improved indoor coverage with 4G signals. He said that Airtel transformed Sri Lanka’s telecom landscape by launching its 4G services along with first-of-its-kind ‘Freedom Packs’.
“The new package comes with a superior experience on Airtel’s world class, buffer-free 4G network. There has been a drastic surge of internet usage due to the pandemic.
The packs come in four different bouquets to suit different usage needs and will offer 5 times more value, with an unmatched customer experience. Each of these packs includes generous high speed daily data that can be used for any internet requirement including Social Media, WFH, SFH etc. Sri Lanka collectively uses approximately 3 million recharges in a day.
This trend is intensified by the proliferation of cards in the market. This typically spans everything from specialist packs for voice and data, conditions on time of usage, conditions on quality, and separate packs focussed on social media and work from home platforms.
For voice usage, all packs offer unlimited Airtel calling and ample minutes and SMS for any network calling. (SS)