GO investing over €50 million to launch internet of the future

GO will launch Fibre-To-The-Home (FTTH) in the coming weeks, giving an initial 33,000 plus households in Malta the opportunity to begin experiencing the next generation of internet services this year.

Fibre will offer almost incomparable quality to traditional copper cables
Fibre will offer almost incomparable quality to traditional copper cables

More than 17,000 homes, located mostly in Sliema and areas of St. Julian’s and Lija are in fact already able to access FTTH connections which can vastly improve speeds and data capacity, enabling a number of new exciting possibilities in areas such as Ultra High Definition TV, cloud services and high-end gaming. Over a five year period, GO will be investing more than €50 million in the FTTH infrastructure to deliver GO fibre services nationwide.

Yiannos Michaelides, CEO at GO plc, said, “GO fibre will become a reality in the coming weeks, marking the beginning of a step change in the way we use the internet. The internet services which GO offers already transform people’s lives, and now superfast internet fibre connections will mean we are able to use the internet in ways that until now we can only have imagined. Both from a business perspective and for those looking for the ultimate home TV and gaming experience, the possibilities of a true fibre internet connection are revolutionary and will change our lives for the better.”

GO internet subscribers in the areas of Sliema, St Julian’s and Lija who are already able to access a fibre connection can now switch their internet service to fibre, even if they choose to remain on their current internet plans, in order to future proof their homes for a time when faster internet speeds will be required. Customers in these areas who wish to start enjoying the benefits of GO’s superfast internet can do so immediately. Customers will also be able to select from an extended range of new superfast internet plans which will be announced shortly.

“As part of our strategy to upgrade our entire network range to Next Generation Networks, the roll out of FTTH represents a very significant investment by GO which will future proof Malta’s internet infrastructure for the benefit of the whole country and ensures that Malta keeps pace with the rest of Europe,” concluded Mr Michaelides.  

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