Telia Finland Boosts Internet Speed with Hybrid Broadband
Telia Finland has launched a Hybrid Broadband service which combines fixed & mobile (4G) Internet access to bring a faster and more reliable Internet service to residential customers. Tessares technology was selected after careful evaluation in Finland and a previous deployment at Telia Lithuania. With Hybrid Broadband, Telia Finland is targeting to improve the broadband experience of more than one million households where fiber is not yet deployed.
Kalle Muhonen, broadband service business manager at Telia Finland, said: “Hybrid Broadband will make surfing the web easier for more than one million Finnish households. It supports multiple users and makes it easier to watch TV, even in HD. In Pori, for example, only about one in ten homes has been able to get fast and reliable fixed broadband from Telia, but the new hybrid network will enable nearly every household in the city to watch elite league ice hockey.”
“We are very happy that Hybrid Broadband is delivering greater connectivity so that more customers can enjoy services which were previously unavailable. Our effective collaboration with Telia and their CPE partner allowed this project to go live within a very short time frame”. said Denis Périquet, CEO of Tessares.
The home Hybrid Broadband service includes a hybrid router in the monthly subscription. Different packages are available with download speeds up to 100 Mbps.
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Tessares is a spin-off from the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium where researchers have over a period of many years greatly contributed to the design, implementation and standardisation of a new Internet protocol: Multipath TCP (MPTCP) which is an evolution of TCP, invented 40 years ago and used for over 90% of the world’s Internet traffic. In comparison to alternative solutions, MPTCP offers many benefits in particular in terms of deployability, being simpler and cheaper to commercialise. Although any IP network can be bonded, the initial focus of the company is Hybrid bonding of xDSL & 4G networks for Home/Office Gateways. Tessares is headquartered in Belgium with development and sales teams in Belgium and the UK.