Proximus announced its plans for nationawide deployment of Multipath TCP (MPTCP) technology which enables it to combine the speeds of existing fixed and mobile networks, improving the Internet experience of customers living in large, sparsely populated rural areas (a long distance away from street cabinets).
Proximus has successfully completed a nine-month pilot in Frasnes-Lez-Anvaing, where Proximus customers could enjoy Internet speeds up to 20 Mbps faster than before. The Operator is partnering with Tessares, a leading communication and connectivity services provider to offer the hybrid DSL and 4G service to customers.
After a successful pilot phase, achieving a very high satisfaction rating among customers, Proximus said it is pleased to announce that its “DSL + 4G/LTE” solution has successfully gone through all the qualification steps needed for country-wide deployment.
Proximus plans to upscale this pilot project to a nationwide Live User Test to assess the feasibility of a nationwide commercial launch later in 2017. This is a solution for its customers located a long distance away from a Remote Optical Platform (ROP), where an attenuation effect cancels out the efficiency of VDSL technology.