Alcatel-Lucent and Malta’s GO boost broadband access speeds to households across the country

Date: Thu, 10/20/2011 - 17:26

GO is providing higher bandwidth and capacity to subscribers in Malta by upgrading its broadband network with Alcatel-Lucent’s breakthrough copper and fiber access technologies

Alcatel-Lucent and Malta’s GO boost broadband access speeds to households across the country

Alcatel-Lucent at MWC

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With the help of Alcatel-Lucent, GO, Malta’s leading communications service provider, is delivering superfast broadband services including video, high-speed internet access and voice services to subscribers throughout the country.
Today, new applications such as peer-to-peer social networking, online video sharing and video gaming are dramatically increasing capacity demands on communications networks, and service providers such as GO are looking for ways to accelerate the availability of higher speeds and bandwidth immediately to address this demand. To help meet this need, Alcatel-Lucent is providing GO with a state-of–the-art portfolio of fiber and copper-based access technologies that will help them connect their customers in the fastest and most cost-effective way.
Michael Mertsch, Chief Technical Officer at GO said: “We are committed to address our customers’ needs for higher bandwidth, faster speeds and enhanced reliability while reusing much of our existing infrastructure, helping reduce our investment costs. Alcatel-Lucent’s expertise is helping us to modernize today’s network with tomorrow’s capabilities.”
Gianluca Baini, president Mediterranean Customer Unit at Alcatel-Lucent said:“Because widespread installation of fiber is a lengthy process, service providers need additional technology options for delivering high-performance bandwidth in a shorter time-frame. Our High Leverage Network (HLN) architecture supports a mix of advanced copper and fiber technologies such as VDSL2, which is boosting bit rates on existing infrastructures to help service providers enhance their network today and stay ahead of the broadband curve for many years to come. GO will be able to make its service offerings even more attractive and competitive, very quickly while making the best use of its existing investments.”
For the deployment, Alcatel-Lucent is providing GO with its industry-leading Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) product family, which supports passive optical networking (PON) and digital subscriber line (DSL) technologies on the same platform.  GO is already delivering faster broadband services with VDSL2, an advanced copper access technology, and has completed successful lab testing of Gigabit PON (GPON) fiber-based access.
With the ISAM product family, GO can support a mix of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) and fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) deployment models, giving them enormous flexibility to choose the quickest, most cost-effective way to meet subscribers’ broadband needs. The ISAM family is a cornerstone of Alcatel-Lucent’s High Leverage NetworkTM architecture. This new project further strengthens the cooperation between Alcatel-Lucent and GO that has already deployed Alcatel-Lucent’s access, optical, mobile and wireless transport solutions.



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