New Tower Brings Digital Radio, TV and Internet to Northern Sri Lanka

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New Tower Brings Digital Radio, TV and Internet to Northern Sri Lanka

Jun 6, 2011 10:15 AM, By Doug Irwin, CPBE, DRB

Kotte, Sri Lanka - June 6, 2011 - Director-General of the Sri Lanka Telecommunications Regulatory Commission Anusha Pelpita announced the opening of the Kokavil Tower. The 565' tower is the tallest self-supporting tower in southeast Asia, and will be used to introduce digital radio and TV (using DVB-T2) to the entire northern province of the island nation. The Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation, Sri Lanka Rupawahini Corporation and the Independent Television Network commenced the test transmissions in April. Pelpita said the tower would also be used for other private media and telecommunications channels, along with military communications.

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