Altobridge’s key role in plan to deliver 300 mobile broadband sites to rural Malaysia

6 Feb 2013

Kerry technology company Altobridge has won a major contract with Maxis, a leading telco in Malaysia, that will see its technology play an integral role in the delivery of low-cost 3G to rural communities in the country.

So far, 200 out of 300 sites have already been deployed in some of the remotest parts of Malaysia. Altobridge has been recognised as a ‘Technology Pioneer’ by the World Economic Forum for its work in spreading data communications capabilities throughout the world.

“For several years, Altobridge has demonstrated that operational savings are the key to commercially viable network expansion to rural communities,” explained Mark Dioguardi, joint COO, Maxis.

“The bandwidth optimisation features which Altobridge has developed, coupled with our VSAT offerings, makes rural deployment a positive proposition, and it enables us to meet our goal of providing nationwide mobile connectivity,” said Dioguardi.

Reducing the costs of spiralling big data delivery

All sites are enabled with Altobridge’s latest mobile data optimisation feature, Data-at-the-Edge (DatE), which adds increased intelligence at the radio base station level on mobile networks.

In doing so, it reduces the cost of data delivery between an operator’s core network and the radio base station. DatE transforms a technical problem into a commercial opportunity, by making mobile data delivery smarter and more efficient. In addition, because content is served locally, the quality of experience is enhanced.

“Optimising and managing voice and data at the edge of the network delivers savings of over 40pc in mobile broadband transmission costs. DatE offers service providers a compelling solution to their spiralling ‘big data’ delivery costs while, at the same time, dramatically improving end-user experience,” said Mike Fitzgerald, Altobridge’s CEO.

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years