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Dialog has successfully tested mmWave 5G for the first time in South Asia. Conducted through its fully owned subsidiary, Dialog Broadband Networks, the trials achieved 5G download speeds greater than 4 Gbps on non-standalone (NSA) mode using mmWave, attaining significantly higher throughputs than current standards.

mmWave solutions work in high-frequency ranges and provide ultra-capacity over short distances, allowing for wider bandwidth, as well as faster uplinks and downlinks, enabling users to leverage all the benefits of 5G. Deployment of mmWave technology will enhance fixed broadband performance levels and enable low-latency industry applications, including industrial automation, healthcare, intelligent transport systems, and virtual reality.

Supun Weerasinghe, Director, Dialog Broadband Networks (Pvt) Ltd, said, “With 5G mmWave gaining momentum around the world as a game-changer for consumers and businesses alike, we are pleased to be the first operator in South Asia to demonstrate enhanced network capabilities with this range, keeping true to our Brand ethos of delivering ‘The Future. Today.’ With this successful trial, we have opened a new chapter in Sri Lanka’s ICT landscape, and we look forward to the endless opportunities and innovative applications our 5G network will usher in, powered by the best-in-class technologies such as mmWave.”

Dialog has plans to shut down 3G this year to free up spectrum to boost its 4G network capacity.

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