Dialog Axiata PLC, has been conferred the 2018 Speedtest® Award by Ookla®, the global leader in mobile network testing applications, data and analysis. The Speedtest reflects network speed figures tested by Sri Lankans across the country, and further reiterates Dialog’s distinction as being selected as the Internet Service Provider at the People Choice Awards for six consecutive years.

Sri Lanka’s average download speeds reflect 16.80Mbps, whilst Dialog users reflect a speed of 21.73Mbps as confirmed by Speedtest Intelligence® data, further establishing Dialog’s leadership status for network coverage and speed. The Speedtest Awards by Ookla are licensed to Internet Service Providers and mobile carriers around the world that are determined by Ookla to be the fastest in their market by comparing tests performed by customers over the first six months of 2018.

In addition to being the Fastest Network, Dialog prides itself as the Widest 4G Network reaching over 77% of the population as of end June. Along with the ongoing implementation of 4G on all tower locations, Dialog is deploying 4G LTE on 900Mhz (L900) technology to expand 4G coverage beyond its current high speed Mobile Broadband population coverage of 87%, and deliver Sri Lankans with access to the fastest internet across the country. Dialog is also investing in 2100MHz band conversion to 4G, Massive MIMO, Carrier Aggregation and Flexible Bandwidth allocation to further expand 4G network capacity and speed. This will ensure Dialog continues to deliver the best in performance as the need for Data consumption increases.


  • Dialog users measured speeds of 21.73Mbps
  • Lowest delay in time taken to transfer data
  • Zero buffering time
  • Debuted 5G technology in South East Asia