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1 Infrastructure for knowledge economies By Rohan Samarajiva, LIRNEasia

2 Information infrastructure is a pillar of KE  Companies, government, non-profit organizations (including educational) and people must be able to Communicate in multiple forms, locally and globally Retrieve information locally and globally Publish Transact Compute remotely, etc.

3 For organizations, including those engaged in BPO  Broadband that is Readily available In configurations that are responsive to customer needs  Including service-level agreements and  Redundancy Value for money (price + quality)  Generally provided over fixed links, fiber or copper But now increasingly over wireless

4 For people  Broadband that is Ubiquitous Flexible Value for money  For most in Sri Lanka Over mobile networks With common-use sites as complement

5 Common elements for both  International private leased lines of good quality (including redundancy) and price  Domestic backbone available to all operators at cost-oriented prices and on non-discriminatory basis  Security and payment infrastructure

6 What is current situation with...  International link Three operators after international liberalization of Gateway still not fully open  Domestic backbone Two major networks No open access  Security and payment infrastructure Not in place Inchoate payment network developing in mobile

7 Domestic leased line prices (2 MB/2 km, benchmarked with S Asia Source: Broadband Benchmarks : Feb 2008 – Preliminary results, LIRNEasia, 12,000 55,393 23, ,438 3,249 18,

8 Domestic leased line prices (2 MB/100 km, benchmarked with S Asia Source: Broadband Benchmarks : Feb 2008 – Preliminary results, LIRNEasia, 2,760,290 2,437 4,447 18,283 40,576 6,350

9 Business broadband (2MB, Unlimited offering), benchmarked Source: Broadband Benchmarks : Feb 2008 – Preliminary results, LIRNEasia, a ,385 3,779 4, ,619

10 Business broadband (256kbps, Unlimited offering), benchmarked Source: Broadband Benchmarks : Feb 2008 – Preliminary results, LIRNEasia, 8,608 8, ,

11 Home broadband (256kbps, Unlimited offering), benchmarked Source: Broadband Benchmarks : Feb 2008 – Preliminary results, LIRNEasia, 6,695 2,

12 Business broadband QOS, India & Sri Lanka

13 Home broadband QOS, India & Sri Lanka

14 Broadband and Mobile Benchmarks South Asia: Feb 2008 can be found at:


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