GO provides logistical support and €20,000 donation for Istrina
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GO has said in a statement today that it was “once again a main sponsor of this year’s l-Istrina. In addition to a €20,000 donation presented during the event on 26 December, GO also provided substantial logistical support.”
Kurt Camilleri, Head of Marketing at GO, said, “GO’s support for l-Istrina goes far beyond a financial donation. The communications infrastructure required for l-Istrina is huge, requiring some 400 hours to set up. On the day there were 145 telephone lines in operation and some 40,000 calls were made. There were also more than 10,000 SMS sent with donations. As one of the main supporters of l-Istrina, GO provides all of its equipment and services for free.”
In addition to telephony and mobile services, GO’s technical support for l-Istrina also included TV broadcast and internet support. This included the supply of 3 outside broadcasting units, 20 ADSL connections, 2 VDSL connections and 4 IPTV connections.
“As a TV, telephony, mobile and internet quad play provider GO is able to help l-Istrina across the board to ensure that both the TV broadcast and the donations can proceed smoothly. A lot of hard work, from a lot of people, goes into making this event and we’re very grateful to all the GO staff who also give their time every year towards such a great cause,” continued Camilleri.
People following this year’s l-Istrina on 26 December were also be able to enjoy an exclusive look behind the scenes of the event through GO’s Facebook page www.facebook.com.mt/go.com.mt which was regularly updated throughout the day.