Dialog Axiata Surpasses 200,000 Users on Sri Lanka’s largest 5G Trial Network

November 24th, 2023         Colombo


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Dialog Axiata PLC, the first telecommunications service provider in the South Asian region to demonstrate 5G capabilities in 2018, has enabled over 200K Sri Lankans to experience the power of 5G on Dialog’s 5G Trial network.

Customers connecting to Dialog's 5G trial network can get the opportunity to experience the extraordinary potential of 5G technology, along with download and upload speeds of up to 1Gbps. Further, Dialog Roaming customers can take advantage of 5G roaming services, with over 100 operators in more than 50 destinations now offering seamless 5G connectivity, including the latest addition, India. Dialog's 5G trial network, recognised as Sri Lanka's largest 5G trial network, spans over 70 locations across the country, including Colombo and several key cities, as listed on To mark this momentous occasion, Dialog is presenting its customers with compatible 5G devices a monthly 5GB free data allocation, allowing them to explore the limitless possibilities of 5G on Dialog's network.

This announcement follows a range of 5G milestones and firsts in South Asia and Sri Lanka, including the first-ever trial of the Voice over 5G (VoNR) service on a Standalone 5G trial network in Sri Lanka, enabling 5G for Apple iPhone Users for the first time in Sri Lanka, the deployment of the region’s first 5G trial network, the first 5G Standalone (5G SA) network trial, and the first standards-based 5G fixed-wireless pilot transmission in December 2018. Dialog remains committed to pioneering technological advancements in the nation and the region in line with its brand promise of delivering ‘The Future. Today.

At the forefront of innovation, Dialog has transformed the communication landscape in Sri Lanka with state-of-the-art technologies, ushering in a wave of seamless connectivity. The Dialog 5G network, boasting speeds up to 1Gbps, spans over 70 locations, offering Apple and Android users 5GB free data monthly. Moreover, eSIM technology, compatible with iOS and Android, facilitates dual sim functionality, global travel adaptability, and stand-alone connectivity for smartwatches and fitness trackers. The pioneering One Number service integrates eSIMs with Apple Watch Cellular models, enabling calls and internet access without an iPhone nearby. VoWiFi enhances call quality for capable devices, seamlessly switching between Wi-Fi and 4G VoLTE. Further, Dialog's extensive VoLTE network ensures instant call setup, HD voice quality, and uninterrupted data browsing during calls.

Customers can visit to stay updated as Dialog expands its 5G trial network to more locations.