Speeds without boundaries
Go has launched rapido, a new series of state-of-the-art superfast internet services delivered through fibre optic technology. The rapido service reaches speeds of up to 200 Megabits per second, twice faster than cable, and is delivered over 100 per cent fibre optic technology straight to customers’ homes.
Following successful trials in parts of Ta’ Xbiex and St Julian’s, Go is now pioneering an extensive rollout of fibre to the home around Malta starting in Attard, near Tal-Mirakli. Customers choosing rapido can expect superfast downloads, exceptional support for multiple devices and users, lag-free gaming and more. Customers may choose from three rapido multiplay packages with varying download speeds to suit their needs.
Go has been pioneering fibre optic technology for many years. Fibre solutions have long been a key part of Go’s product suite for catering for business customers who require reliable, consistent and ultra-fast communications at all times. Go was the first communications provider in Malta to offer 100Mbps fibre connectivity starting with commercial trials at multi-tenant buildings at Portomaso in St Julian’s and Forth Mansions in Ta’ Xbiex.
The investment in infrastructure is in line with Go’s technology roadmap announced in 2010, an extensive €100 million investment programme that oversees the roll-out of next generation networks including FTTH to support new services and applications.
Speaking at the launch of this new venture, Michael Mertsch, Go’s Chief Technical Officer said: “Today we are launching Malta’s first fibre to the home network. rapido – Go’s next generation fibre network is second to none and we’re going to be busy rolling out superfast internet speeds with an amazing multiple user experience in homes all around Malta. Go has decided to venture where others have not – investing in fibre to the home, a bold step forward and a major investment by any standard. It’s great news for all our customers. We are smashing today’s speed limits in Malta with our superfast internet. Whether our customers are watching interactive HD TV, playing live online games or transferring large amounts of information, it’s consistently superfast internet whenever they use it.”
Go’s chief commercial officer Markus Golder said: “We are delighted to be offering our customers the full benefits of fibre technology in their homes thanks to FTTH. Fibre to the home is revolutionary and signifies speeds without boundaries for faster streaming, downloads and uploads, providing superb customer experience, powering multiple devices and more – bringing the revolution to customers’ homes.”
Rapido comes in three variants – 35Mbps, 75Mbps and 200Mbps – which are very attractive when taken as part of Go’s Home Pack Interactive packages. Starting from €55 per month, in addition to a very high speed, unlimited broadband connection, customers get unlimited fixed voice calls to all Go fixed line numbers, up to 400 free monthly mobile minutes and IPTV with over 70 channels. The IPTV service comes with interactive features that include restart, catch-up, pause, rewind and record.