GO Malta provides innovative services using hybrid fixed and mobile converged solution
GO plc in Malta has launched a converged fixed and mobile solution using Tessares’s Multipath TCP technology. Available to all GO plc customers, this solution combines the operator's fixed network with its 4.5G mobile network to deliver a range of converged services.
Commenting on the launch, Joseph Attard, GO CTO, said: “Our primary focus is to utilise the leading edge capabilities of GO’s fixed and mobile networks to offer innovative services such as immediate provisioning, backup services, wireless internet and faster internet access over the converged hybrid network.”
“We are very proud to add GO to our list of commercially deployed customers. This project has been delivered quickly and smoothly, with excellent collaboration between all the teams involved.” said Denis Périquet, CEO of Tessares.
GO is Malta’s leading communications services company. As the first quad play provider in Malta they provide mobile, fixed line, internet and TV services to more than 500,000 customers. GO also provides services to the Maltese business community, including Cloud Services, roaming hub services, data networking solutions, business IP services, and managed services.
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.