Alcatel-Lucent and Malta’s GO boost broadband access speeds

Alcatel-Lucent announced its association with GO, a
service provider, to boost broadband access speeds across households in Malta.



With the help of Alcatel-Lucent GO, Malta’s communications
service provider, is delivering superfast broadband services including video,
high-speed internet access and voice services to subscribers throughout the



Alcatel-Lucent is providing GO with a portfolio of fiber
and copper-based access technologies that will help them connect their
customers in the fastest and most cost-effective way.



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,” said Michael Mertsch, chief technical officer at GO.



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,” said Gianluca Baini, president Mediterranean Customer Unit at



For the deployment, Alcatel-Lucent is providing GO with
its 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 Network 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.



Recently, T-Mobile Czech Republic and Alcatel-Lucent
announced that they have jointly crossed another threshold during the roll-out of fibre-optic networks in the Czech




Select portions of T-Mobile’s fibre-optic backbone
network can now support transmission speeds of 100G (gigabits per second).



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