Altobridge wins major rural mobile broadband contract
Pictured at the announcement in Kuala Lumpur are: Michael Garvey (far left), Director ASEAN Region, Enterprise Ireland, with Senior Executives from Altobridge and Maxis Berhad, Malaysia’s leading integrated communications service provider
Enterprise Ireland client company Altobridge, specialists in technology that cuts the cost of delivering mobile communications, won a major new contract with Maxis Berhad, Malaysia’s leading integrated communications service provider.
The agreement will see the deployment of over 300 new mobile broadband sites, delivering ultra-low cost 3G services to rural communities throughout Malaysia, which Maxis is undertaking. Close to 200 sites are already in service across some of the remotest parts of Malaysia.
Altobridge's technology enables clients to cut the cost of mobile services through data optimisation using its "data-at-the-edge" technology (DatE™).
“Optimising and managing voice and data at the edge of the network delivers savings of over 40% 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, Chief Executive, Altobridge.
“For several years, Altobridge has demonstrated that operational savings are the key to commercially viable network expansion to rural communities. 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 Mark Dioguardi, Joint Chief Operating Officer, Maxis.
Altobridge’s founding vision was to remove the technical and commercial barriers that denied remote communities affordable mobile voice and internet connectivity. Since its creation in 2002, Altobridge has designed, patented and commercially deployed technology innovations that have bridged the digital divide.
The company’s headquarters are in Tralee, Co. Kerry but it also has offices in the US, China and Malaysia and operates in more than 30 countries worldwide.