For the First Time in South Asia, Dialog 5G Trial Network Made Available for Samsung S21 Series


Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider partnered Samsung Sri Lanka to enable all Samsung Galaxy S21 flagship series users to experience the power of 5G through their devices on Dialog’s 5G trial network, the first of its kind in South Asia.

Dialog extended an open invitation to its valued customers to explore the unique capabilities of 5G technology at 75 site locations island-wide, including Galle Face Area, Kollupitiya, Rajagiriya, Peliyagoda, Rathmalana, Kandy, and more. Customers can visit to stay updated as Dialog expands its 5G trial network into more areas. When a user is in range of one of these 75 site locations, they will be automatically connected to Dialog’s 5G trial network. 5G connectivity offers faster speeds and lower latency for end consumers, as well as limitless opportunities to automate industrial and home environments.

Commenting, Group Chief Operating Officer, Lasantha Theverapperuma of Dialog Axiata PLC said, “We are thankful to Samsung for enabling all Galaxy S21 series users with the capabilities to experience the power of 5G on Dialog’s 5G trial network. This is just a peek at the exciting future that Dialog will enable for our customers with Dialog 5G.”

“We are delighted to give the opportunity for Samsung customers in Sri Lanka to experience the limitless capabilities of 5G network through our devices with Dialog. Samsung is at the forefront of launching 5G devices in Sri Lanka and we cater to all the requirements of our consumers in the country,” stated Mr. Kevin SungSu YOU, Managing Director, Samsung Sri Lanka. “In the future, everything is going to be transformed by 5G. Samsung has introduced 5G ready devices to Sri Lanka since 2020 and will continue introducing the latest 5G smartphone and Tablets to all Sri Lankans with a range of affordable choices.”

Dialog’s 5G trial network follows previous 5G milestones by the company including, demonstration of a fully standards-based 5G mobile service for the first time in South Asia, the first 5G showcase in South Asia, the demonstration of South Asia’s fastest 5G mobile speeds in 2019, and the first standards-based 5G fixed-wireless pilot transmission in December 2018.