Mobile cellular in use: 7.2 million Est (2007)
Although the reported phone line teledensity is 16.6 (2004) fixed phone line teledensity remains as low as 5.1, where cellular teledensity is 11.4. Reflected Cellular phone teledensity is misleading because some people have more than one phone. Therefore true teledensity remains at a very low figure.
The average speed is 512/128 kbit/s, costing Rs. 2500+VAT per month for an unmetered flat rate. This is the standard for SLT and resellers. Faster connections up to 2 Mbit/s are available, but the price is considerably higher (Rs. 6500 for 2 Mbit/s). In peak hours there are lot of complaints from customers that they are not able to achieve these speeds. The service is available within the Greater Colombo area, Kandy, Galle and is currently being extended. Recently Sri Lanka Telecom has introduced a new plan where one can transfer up to 1GB of data per month for Rs. 1000/- (US$ 10 approx.) at speeds of 512kb upload /128kb download. Each additional block of 250Mb is billed at Rs. 250/-.
Postal Service: Sri Lanka Post
Radio broadcast stations: AM 15, FM 50, shortwave 5
Radio: Est Number of Radio sets: 12 million
Television broadcast stations: 21 (1997)
Televisions: Est 5 million(including B & W sets)
Country code / Top-level domain: LK
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