Press Releases

Thursday, 19th September 2019

Mobitel, The fastest Mobile Internet Service Provider in Sri Lanka: Ookla®  

Recognizing the excellence and best of service in the telecommunications industry, Ookla has once again crowned Mobitel with the Speedtest Award 2019, for having the fastest Mobile Network in Sri Lanka.                

Ookla, the company behind Speedtest®, is the global leader in fixed broadband and mobile network testing applications, data and analysis. Over ten million tests are actively initiated by consumers each day across all Speedtest platforms, with more than 25 billion completed to date. As a result, Ookla has the most comprehensive analytics on worldwide internet performance and accessibility. 

Mobitel emerged victorious in all categories with a Speed Score of 27.73 during the period of Q1-Q2 2019, reinforcing its excellence in providing superior mobile network services in Sri Lanka. This is the second time that Mobitel has achieved this feat, the first being in 2017.

Commenting on the recognition, Nalin Perera- CEO of Mobitel said: “As the National Mobile Service Provider, we have significantly invested in uplifting the infrastructure network across the country to offer our valued customers a fast and reliable mobile network service, so that they can do more, enjoy more and experience more. The award is a testament of our commitment and dedication in offering the best of the services in the market. We have been once again awarded as having the fastest speeds in Sri Lanka and such recognition by international organizations inspire us to go beyond the norm and set formidable milestones. As we strengthen our foothold in the 4G network, we look forward to launching 5G commercially, offering cutting- edge technology to our customers at competitive price.”

Mobitel was also adjudged as having the Fastest LTE network in Sri Lanka as Ookla Data showed that Mobitel spearheads in this category with average download speeds of 30.30 Mbps, with the closest competitor at 26.84 Mbps. The results are based on analysis by Ookla of average download speeds of 4G LTE tests taken in Sri Lanka from Speedtest Intelligence® data in Q1 2019. Ookla has also recognized Mobitel as the first 5G data network in Sri Lanka.

Mobitel showcased its capabilities as the pioneer in 5G technology at the Shilpa Sena Exposition, organized by the Ministry of Science Technology and Research. During the exhibition, Mobitel demonstrated the tremendous initiatives taken towards accelerating a smarter and safer life to Sri Lankans by demonstrating applications such as intelligent facial recognition system, intelligent video surveillance and video analytics for intelligent business operations through its state of the art M3 force.

Mobitel’s continuous commitment to improve 4G LTE technology has enhanced superior user experience of enjoying high definition videos and Multimedia Online Gaming (MMOG). Mobitel also recently enhanced its 4G LTE network coverage by innovatively deploying its existing 900MHz spectrum. This initiative is Sri Lanka’s first and has significantly enhanced Sri Lanka’s 4G LTE coverage and LTE MIMO technology, making Mobitel the No.1 network in Sri Lanka.

Monday, 16th September 2019

Enthrall winners with latest Mercedes Benz car and millions of cash prizes  

Brining excitement and joy to the people around the country, Mobitel successfully concluded its eagerly-anticipated Cash Bonanza event in Dehiattakandiya recently. The town’s Mahaweli Grounds came alive as residents in and around the area thronged to the venue to enjoy the carnival-like atmosphere of the high profile event. The highlight of the event was the handing over of a Mercedes Benz car to Cash Bonanza Winner Chandima Kumari of Welpala, Kurunegala. In second place, Wasantha Pradeep of Beruwela walked away with Rs. 1 Million in cash while Nadesan Nandakumaran of Nuwara Eliya, placed third, was gifted Rs. 500,000 as cash prize.

Mobitel Cash Bonanza has gifted over 30 luxury vehicles since its inception thereby making its mark as the most anticipated and valuable loyalty reward scheme in Sri Lanka. Every year, 4 brand new Mercdes Benz cars are given to loyal Mobitel customers along with millions of cash prizes. The unique loyalty scheme has captivated millions of customers across the island and has become the most eagerly awaited event due to its generous prize offerings. This is the only event of its kind to offer an all-day outing along with exciting activities.

Over the years, the event has become much more than a fun-filled carnival for the entire family. Mobitel continues its role as the National Mobile Service Provider by adding value to the event through various sustainable initiatives.

Through Cash Bonanza, Mobitel ensures that it serves the communities that are in need. The Cash bonanza in Dehiattakandiya offered a range of CSR activities ranging from free eye clinic to free blood and pressure test, distribution of spectacles, and many more. The eye clinic is manned by renowned optometrists and about 1,000 eyeglasses were distributed amongst ‘Upahara’ customers. Furthermore, another useful and popular addition is the National Identity Card registration kiosk that was established at the premises for the ease of people seeking to obtain and renew their national identity cards.

In addition to the above, this time in Dehiattakandiya, Mobitel invited visitors to the Cash Bonanza to bring their E-waste along, such as old computers, mobile phone batteries, printers etc. Mobitel’s E-waste stall will collect E-waste and dispose/recycle as per the environmental regulations to minimize any negative impact on the environment through improper disposal. Considering the vast reach, popularity and influence of the Cash Bonanza event, Mobitel expects to make a big impact in this area by inculcating a responsible attitude towards managing E-waste in a manner that does not harm the environment.

All prepaid, post-paid and broadband connection recharge or bill payment of 50 Rupees automatically gets qualified for the Mobitel Cash Bonanza draw. The customers with pre-paid connections would be entitled for an equal talk time reflective of the amount won and post-paid connections are entitled to receive a discount from the consecutive bill reflective of the amount won. The winners would be contacted by post and through the Mobitel customer care hotline     071 27 55 777 with no extra charges levied for any of the prizes won. 

Friday, 6th September 2019

Mobitel introduces the Next Generation Samsung Note 10 & 10+

Being a pioneer in introducing the latest technology and devices, Mobitel, is now offering its customers the opportunity to own the most eagerly awaited Samsung Galaxy Note 10 & 10+. Always the first to introduce the latest handsets, the launch of these next generation Galaxy Note 10 & 10+ marks yet another milestone for Mobitel.

The Galaxy Note 10|10+ devices are being hailed as the Next-Level Power Smartphones with its revolutionary S Pen and new camera features including like Zoom-In mic, Video Bokeh and an intelligent battery of up to 4,300mAh. Mobitel is offering 4GB monthly for 12 months with every phone purchase, which is an irresistible proposition for customers, making Mobitel the obvious choice to purchase these stunning new Samsung smartphones. Priced at Rs. 182,990/ onwards, the Galaxy Note 10 & 10+ are available at selected Mobitel outlets. 

Combining next-level camera, performance and productivity tools with a sleek and slim design and an immersive display, the Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy Note10+ offer users a smartphone experience that’s second to none. Available for the first time in multiple sizes, and in a choice of two prismatic hues, the newest additions to the Note family make it easy to find the perfect phone to suit your needs and style.


Furthermore, The Galaxy Note10+ features the biggest Note display ever with a 17.16cm (6.8 inch) Cinematic Infinity-O Display in an impressively slim design. The Galaxy Note10 is meant for users who want the power of the S Pen and ultimate productivity in a compact form factor with a 15.94cm (6.3 inch) Cinematic Infinity-O Display.


In Sri Lanka, Galaxy Note10+ will be available in 12GB RAM+256GB and 12GB RAM + 512GB variants. With a Micro SD card, customers can add additional 1TB storage. Galaxy Note10 will be available in 8GB RAM + 256GB variant. Both devices will come in two exciting colors.  The Galaxy Note 10+ will be available in Aura Glow, and Aura Black; Galaxy Note 10 will be available in Aura Glow and Aura Black.


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