Lanka Business Online reports that Mobitel Sri Lanka is expanding its number of base stations from 1,800 to 3,500 in a move that will result in 100% population coverage. This year the company marks its 20th anniversary since launching an AMPS
network in 1993. On 31 December 2012 Mobitel revealed that it had launched LTE
services. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Mobitel is the wireless arm of fixed line telco Sri Lanka Telecom, and claimed a 23.3% share of the Sri Lankan mobile market at the end of September 2012.