I’ve learned that Sri Lanka Telecom has enhanced their broadband speed this new year. Even entre package can go upto 2Mbps speed, which is awesome. The highest speed you can reach via SLT broadband is enhanced to 16Mbps.
In one hand fixed broadband connections are more stable and reliable than mobile broadband. But mobile broadband have the advantage of mobility, affordability and cost effective. So I’m gonna stick with my mobile broadband.
There was a time broadband means unlimited. But this luxury is no longer available from SLT Net. Early days we used to download even 100Giga bytes per month by running the computer 24*7, but this is no longer possible. New Broadband packages from SLT Net is not only limits the speed but also the usage amount in GB. When you reach the download limit your download speed will go down to 64Kbps and you can restore the speed by paying 250 per GB which is tooo much.
Unlike mobile broadband, SLT’s broadband usage limit is bit fuzzy. Just like you see on voice call tariff sheet, you see Peak and Off-Peak in Mobile broadband price list. Usage is limited based on time also. Those who download torrents while you sleep, I’m sorry to say but these SLT packages are gonna hit you hard on your movie & TV series downloads
SLT net’s Packages starts from as low as 499 and goes upto 20,000. you can check the list of packages here.
All in all, I love the wide pool of choices available in the new packages but the download limit hits back hard. Sri Lanka’s broadband should mature more to match the developed countries.
Nations premier network has decided to bring down the tariff for ADSL connection. It’s inevitable for SLT to bring down the prices as other broadband services such as Dialog Mobile broadband (University student package), Airtel HSPA was given for lower prices.
Most of my friends told me that SLT is offering ADSL for a cheap price in Dayata Kirrulla exhibition. I checked in SLT Net site but nothing was updated. I talked with SLT customer care at 011-255 55 55 and got the ADSL tariffs.
Starter packages which were given at the price of 1000 LKR is now 500 LKR with 1GB download limit. Home ADSL is now 1600 LKR. They have reduced to 1600 from 2500 LKR. Office ADSL package is 5500 LKR.
Check out this table for full detail
|New ADSL Packages|
|Package Name||Package Features||Free Usage (MB per month)||Startup Fee (Rs.)||Monthly Rental (Rs.)||Charge for each additional 1MB||Offers (On Request)||Special Offer|
|Email Accts||DNS Hosting||Virtual Mail Service||Web Hosting|
|Product-1 : 128k Up / 512k Down|
|Entrée||Dynamic IP||1024||500||500||50 Cents||01 Free||-||-||-||Maximum Limit Rs. 3,500 Note-1|
|Home||Dynamic IP||Unlimited||1,000||1,600||-||01 Free||-||-||-||-|
|Product-2 : 256k Up / 1024k Down|
|Xcite||Dynamic IP||Unlimited||1,000||2,900||01 Free||-||-||-||-|
|Product-3 : 512k Up / 2048k Down|
|Office||Dynamic IP||Unlimited||1,000||5,500||-||02 Free||-||-||-||-|
|Office 1IP||01 Static IP||Unlimited||2,000||8,500||-||02 Free||Free Note-2||Free Note-3&4||2 MB Free||-|
|Product-4 : 512k Up / 4096k Down|
|Xcel||Dynamic IP||Unlimited||2,000||9,950||-||05 Free||Free Note-2||Free Note-3&5||5 MB Free||-|
|Xcel 1IP||01 Static IP||Unlimited||2,000||12,950||-||05 Free||Free Note-2||Free Note-3&5||5 MB Free||-|