Dialog becomes ‘first in south Asia to trial 5G SA’

06 April 2022

Dialog Axiata, Sri Lanka’s largest mobile network operator (MNO), claimed it has become the first company in South Asia to successfully trial the most advanced 5G Standalone (5G SA) network.

The MNO said that with this successful 5G SA trial the island nation’s connectivity provider further advanced the nation’s 5G journey and would enable more advanced use cases that required 5G SA support.

According to a press release, 5G SA can bring more advanced features in 5G, which enable use cases such as autonomous driving and enhanced real-time immersive services. “It will open up innumerable next-generation opportunities for enterprises and bring forth the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) that will catalyse ground-breaking innovations,” it said.

“The successful trial of the 5G Standalone network marks a key milestone in the advancement of connectivity infrastructure, not just in the country, but also in the South Asian region,” said Supun Weerasinghe, group chief executive of Dialog Axiata. “We at Dialog are proud to propel our nation amongst our global peers to achieve yet another region-first in technology, where the evolution of our 5G architecture will enable us to provide even better services to our customers”.