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Sri Lanka trials 5G technology

Staff Writer | August 25, 2017
One of Sri Lanka's leading private telecommunication providers, Dialog, demonstrated 5G technology for the first time in South Asia on Tuesday, state media has reported.
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Asia   "This 5G trial is a yet another milestone"
5G will pave way for next generation wireless connectivity with speeds in excess of 35 Gbps (Gigabits per second).

The ground-breaking 5G technology capability trial was carried out by Dialog Axiata with technology partners Ericsson and Huawei at the Dialog Iconic in Colombo.

The demonstration established the capabilities of 5G technology to deliver throughputs in excess of 35 Gbps on the 5G Radio (Air) Interface.

This will set a solid foundation for the future evolution of the nation's broadband connectivity to a technology generation well ahead of South Asia, state media reported.

5G connectivity offers ultra-low latency, which will enable major breakthroughs in areas such as robotics, remote surgery, autonomous transport and next generation entertainment.

"This 5G trial is a yet another milestone in our journey towards offering Gigabit speeds with near zero latency that will deliver next generation Broadband and enable industrial applications such as autonomous manufacturing and robotics," Dialog Axiata Group chief executive Supun Weerasinghe said.