Agreement Signals Flash Networks Entry Into European Market
Flash Networks’ NettGain™ 1100 Chosen to Enhance Radiolinja’s Cellular Data Performance
Herzelia, Israel (November 04, 2001) – Flash Networks, Ltd. today signed an agreement with Finland’s second largest mobile operator, Radiolinja AB, to provide an optimization solution for GPRS wireless users. The agreement is the first in a series of European deals for Flash Networks, which recently made inroads into the North American market with its strategic partnership with AT&T Wireless. Under the terms of today’s agreement, Radiolinja will integrate Flash Networks’ NettGain™ System into its network, enabling mobile users to enjoy a desktop-quality Internet experience. Flash Networks will also work with Radiolinja to provide optimization solutions for Radiolinja’s Wireless corporate customers. The long-term agreement includes full maintenance and future purchase orders that are expected to generate millions of dollars.
“We are delighted to introduce our mobile network capacity and performance solution to the European market,” said Ziki Peled, CEO of Flash Networks. “By fusing NettGain™ System Solution technologies with Radiolinja’s network, mobile Internet users can now achieve a desktop-like Internet experience with their cellular devices: Web pages load faster and e-mail messages transfer more quickly—creating a superior wireless Web experience for Radiolinja’s corporate users.”
Flash Networks’ NettGain™ System provides a six-fold performance boost over native wireless communications. With NettGain™, users will enjoy a boost from 30 Kbps per second to approximately 100-120 Kbps. Users will also be able to maintain control over the type and quality of the content they receive. In addition, enterprises will gain secured wireless communication by NettGain’s integration with leading VPN vendors.
“After evaluating various solutions for the last six months, we chose Flash Networks to supply us with their solution in order to enable our corporate and business customers faster mobile Internet connection.
Flash Networks’ solution is the ultimate solution for our needs,” said Asko Nuutinen of Radiolinja’s Technology Center, Information System Support.
Radiolinja is the second largest mobile operator in Finland concentrating on offering digital mobile communication services for private and corporate customers. The company actively produces and develops various voice- and value added services so that the Finnish people can communicate independent of time and place. Founded in 1988, Radiolinja has acquired a reputation as a world record beater with over 1.4 million subscribers. They are known always to be the pioneers granting new services to the market, having GPRS launch planned for September 2001.
For more information, visit www.radiolinja.fi.
About Flash Networks
Flash Networks develops and markets products to accelerate TCP/IP applications over wireless and satellite networks, enabling dramatic improvements in network capacity and performance. The NettGain™ product portfolio supports a wide range of architectures, client devices and wireless infrastructures. Its unique technologies, including protocol acceleration, compression and application-specific enhancements, provide a competitive advantage to implementers of wireless and satellite solutions. Founded in 1996, the company has customers in North America, Europe and Asia and maintains offices in Herzelia, Israel, and Holmdel, N.J., USA. Additional offices are being established in Europe and East Asia. For more information, visit www.flashnetworks.com or call +972-9-9580666.
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