Major projects sees GO double data capacity of its submarine cables

Major upgrade to GO's system will see its submarine cables carry twice the quantity of optical wavelengths 

Staff Reporter
1 August 2016, 1:00pm
GO has doubled the data capacity of its international submarine cables, as part of a major upgrade to its system.

In a statement, GO said that the telecommunications company’s submarine cables now carry twice the quantity of optical wavelengths that they did this time last year.

“The roll out of Fibre-To-The-Home and Malta’s only fibre connected 4G network has resulted in increasing demand from customers in all categories of international connectivity, from household internet traffic to major businesses and institutions,” GO’s chief commercial officer Kurt Camilleri said. “This demand will continue to increase exponentially as the volumes and uses of data increase and more devices, such as cars and domestic appliances, become connected to the internet.”

He noted that GO’s capacity upgrade was planned and executed so that users were unaffected throughout the duration of the project.

“With this doubling of capacity, GO’s market leading capacity and reliability in international connectivity has been given a further boost,” Camilleri said. “As a company, we remain committed to giving our customers the best possible service today, and to making the investments needed to ensure Malta has the infrastructure in place to make the most of an exciting future.”