Improving SLT's international and Internet communications
The latest optical fibre submarine cable system - South East Asia-Middle East-West Europe 4 (SEA-ME-WE 4) was installed on April 10 at the Galle Face Green. Divers installed the cable in deep sea from a ship anchored offshore while Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) engineers supervised the operation.

The cable starts from Singapore and ends in France and is 20,000 kilometres in length. It has 16 international administrations, which include Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Italy, Tunisia, Algeria and France.

SLT has invested in this new cable, which will benefit and improve both international communications and Internet. The bandwidth will be increased with this new cable and Internet costs will be reduced as well. Before this new cable was installed, Sri Lanka had SEA-ME-WE 2 and SEA-ME-WE 3.

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