Leading Belgian telco by subscribers Proximus has announced its plan to deploy Multipath TCP (MPTCP) technology countrywide, after a successful nine-month trial period in the remote municipality of Frasnes-lez-Anvaing. Proximus has partnered with communication and connectivity services provider Tessares to offer a hybrid DSL and 4G service to customers, enabling faster internet speeds. The company plans first to carry out a nationwide live user test with a view to a commercial launch later this year. The new internet solution of combining a DSL broadband service with 4G LTE wireless technology enables customers in rural locations who live far away from street cabinets to access faster connection speeds.
Geert Standaert, CTO of Proximus commented: ‘The Frasnes-lez-Anvaing pilot proved a great success, customers are highly satisfied as they can enjoy speeds up to 20Mbps faster than before, giving a much better experience for internet and multimedia. The successful integration of the Tessares MPTCP solution in our infrastructure has convinced us to deploy the service more widely.’