Thursday, October 09, 2008

Airtel Digital TV commences today. Is Sri Lanka next?

"Airtel Digital TV" the DTH pay television service of Airtel India will launch today across India. This is the 6th DTH service provider in India and broadcasts using the latest MPEG4 DVDs2 technology. Although the initial rollout is for Indian audiences only we believe that Airtel will launch their DTH service in Sri Lanka too once they launch their mobile phone service.

This will indeed be a threat to Sri Lankan pay television service providers since Airtel will not have to invest too much for their pay television service since the entire setup is available in India. They will only have to market and sell the connections with some sort of customer support.

Airtel DTH may dominate the Sri Lankan pay television market since most of our local pay television operators are much more expensive than their Indian counterparts.


9 comments:

MW said...

Good news ! we hope they will start here soon !

Micheal said...

Very good news indeed.
We can expect a bloody good deal from Airtel due to the fact that their infrastructure is already in place, and they will not have to worry too much re their marketing costs, thus being able to offer very very affordable package to prospective customers.

Something to look forward to, OPEN TO ALL SRI LANKANS!

Micheal

Sam said...

Air Tel is Launching soon.Now there are planing for launching Date's.I sow a Airtel prepaid Card.

Dhammika said...

Admin about time you started a blog on Airtel (mobile- at least for the moment till they launch DTH)

Conny said...

AIRTEL Mobile will commence their operations before the end of this year... It was in the Sunday Times of 19th Oct....
Airtel will teach Dialog a good lesson in both Mobile and DTH services....

True Sri Lankan said...

hey Guys & Gals,
Do you believe that Airtel is coming here because of their kindness towards Sri Lankans..? oh..I don't believe...coz I know much about Airtel & following facts will guide you..(I challenge Airtel to give counter arguments for those..)

1. Airtel is using cheapest Chinese Equipments, that's why they can come with lower charges

2. The performance will degrade very sooner (less than 1 year), then all the subscribers will have to suffer.

3. they are coming with both 2G & 3G...still now they are struggling with 2G (GSM). The products they've used for 2G are from the rejected brand from most of other Operators. Therefor their 2G (GSM) network is still having many problems & it'll be one of worst network in the World

4. their delay in launching in Sri Lanka was mainly due to Point (3)

5. Airtel's performance in India is no doubt. Its superior. the simple reason is they use high quality European product. But how can we have a guarantee of similar performance here with these Chinese low quality products..?

6. Just think about Global Trends. In future Indians & Chinese will enter into world market & they'll extract all the profits from other Nations. (Airtel is coming with both Chinese & Indian involvement- this will not be good for Sri Lanka in future)

7. Bharathi (india) Airtel's one of major intentions is to use Sri Lanka as a place for their Testings (as a test bed). This will cause high power, Microwave emissions which can cause for health effects (headache, Cancer..Gene Abnormalities)

Above are only some facts...Sri Lankans, You may know some other facts too...specially People from Technical Areas may add more into this.

Lets see the things with open mind...this is our country, we are Sri Lankans...!!

Sam said...

Dont lie Airtel is not using cheapest Chinese Equipments.In INDIA THAY ARE USING BALOONS TO GET SIGNAL.BUT IN SRILANKA DEFENCE MINISTRY DIDNT ALLOW THEM TO DO THE SAME THING WHAT THEY ARE DOING INDIA.THEY HAD TO BUILD TOWERS .THATS WHY THEY WERE DELAY .NOTHER THING IS THEY WILL START 2 TV CHANNELS SOON (FTA) .

True Sri Lankan said...

Sam ; you are a good Jorker...Hi Hi,,,seems Airtel have made u a fool to the maximum...

mm said...

Airtel Digital TV service is very poor. Don't trust them for any task