The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) states that a fully equipped broadband monitoring unit has been established in its premises and that it commenced its operations during the third quarter of 2010.
Following the latest operations, the TRC has released a set of broadband download speed test results conducted in September 2010.
According to the results, fixed broadband services have been found to provide speeds far less than the advertised rates.
TRC had selected both fixed wired and fixed wireless services for the test and had also recorded the international download speeds during peak hours.
A statement released by TRC says, “During peak time the download speed slows down heavily causing innumerable problems to internet users. Recent download speed tests conducted on fixed broadband services by the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) and subsequent corrective measures adopted by TRCSL have led to broadband operators improving their download speeds by over 60% and in turn ensuring a much faster service to broadband users during peak hours.”
The TRC has also called on subscribers to complain to their respective service providers since they were not receiving broadband download speeds as high as the result pattern seen by the Commission.