Problems in Mobile Communication Industry - Sri Lanka

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Summary
Technology is an essential part of any business and hence enterprises should have very clear understanding of their technology needs and opportunities. Sri Lankan Mobile Operators are in a better position in term of technology. Objective of this report is to analyze current technology level of mobile operators, their problem and the way of finding solutions using technology. Currently mobile communication industry is in a hazy situation. Although technology levels of mobile operators are comparatively high certain technologies can be used to get rid of present problems of the industry. Here in this report such technological problems are discussed and new technologies are proposed. Deploying mentioned technologies mobile operator will be able to overcome technological barriers as well as other issues of the industry.

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List of Tables and Figures
Page Tables Table 2.1: World Telecommunication Technologies‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐4 Table 2.2: Technology Comparison of Sri Lankan Mobile Operators‐‐‐6 Figures Figure 1.1: Mobile Subscriber Growth (1991 – 2009 June)‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ 1 Figure 4.1: Typical Fiber Based Mobile Network‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐10 Figure 4.2: HSPA Technology Roadmap‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐11 Figure 4.3: Global Telecom Emissions 2002 – 2020‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐12 Figure 4.4: Envelope Curve of Mobile Technologies ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐14 Figure 4.5 Expected Growth of Mobile Data Industry‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐14

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List of Abbreviations
BTS CDMA EDGE GPRS GSM HSPA HSPA iDEN IP LTE PDC SDH SHF TDM TDMA TRCSL UMTS WCDMA ‐ Base Transceiver Station ‐ Code Division Multiple Access ‐ Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution ‐ General Packet Radio Service ‐ Global System for Mobile ‐ High Speed Packet Access ‐ High Speed Packet Access ‐ Integrated Digital Enhanced Network ‐ Internet Protocol ‐ Long Term Evolution ‐ Personal Digital Cellular ‐ Synchronous Digital Hierarchy ‐ Super High Frequency ‐ Tme Division Multiplexing ‐ Time Division Multiple Access ‐ Telecommunication Regulation Commission of Sri Lanka ‐ Universal Mobile Telecommunications System ‐ Wide band Code Division Multiple Access

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Table of Contents
Summary .................................................................................................................................................. i List of Tables and Figures ........................................................................................................................ ii List of Abbreviations .............................................................................................................................. iii 1 Introduction .................................................................................................................................... 1 1.1 Objectives................................................................................................................................ 2 1.2 Methodology ........................................................................................................................... 2 2 Technology Level of Mobile Industry.............................................................................................. 4 2.1 History ..................................................................................................................................... 4 2.2 Assessing Technology Level .................................................................................................... 4 2.3 Bench Marking ........................................................................................................................ 6 3 Technology Problems ..................................................................................................................... 7 3.1 Capacity Limitations ................................................................................................................ 7 3.2 Energy Issues...
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