Proximus has chosen the municipality of Frasnes-Lez-Anvaing to launch an experimental project that will combine the bandwidth of the customer's fixed network with that of the 4G network in order to significantly improve the customer's fixed Internet experience. For this, Proximus is relying on its partnership with Belgian start-up Tessares.
The technological collaboration between Tessares and Proximus is based on the "Multipath TCP" standard, a generic solution intended for telecom operators worldwide.
According to Proximus, by combining the strengths of its fixed network and 4G network, Tessares' technology could deliver a solution that overcomes the attenuation effect and thus extend ultra-fast fixed Internet access to more customers.
In the coming weeks, selected Proximus customers in Frasnes-Lez-Anvaing will be chosen to take part in the project. Tests will start among the first customers in July 2016 and will continue for several months. At the end of this first phase, Proximus will assess whether it will be appropriate to deploy this technology on a larger scale.