Flash's NettGain 1100 Selected to Enhance Performance of Netcom GSM

Netcom and Flash Networks today announced a strategic business alliance agreement that will provide optimized wireless solutions for GPRS wireless users.

Herzelia, Israel (September 10th, 2001) - Netcom GSM and Flash Networks, Ltd., today announced a strategic business alliance agreement that will provide optimized wireless solutions for GPRS wireless users. Under the terms of the agreement, Netcom will integrate Flash Networks’ NettGain™ software into its network, enabling mobile users to enjoy the full, rich experience of the Internet to which they are accustomed. Flash Networks will work with Netcom to provide optimization solutions for Netcom’s Wireless’ Corporate customers.

“Mobile data users want the flexibility and versatility of the desktop Internet experience that they are accustomed to,” said Ztiki Fuchs, VP Sales of Flash Networks, Ltd. “By combining NettGain™ 1100 technologies with Netcom’s network, mobile Internet users can accomplish more - Web pages load faster and e-mail messages transfer more quickly, creating a superior wireless Web experience for the operators corporate users.”

NettGain™ 1100 provides a three-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 also maintain control over the type and quality of the content they receive. In addition, NettGain™ products integrate with leading VPN vendors to provide secure enterprise solutions.

“The implementation of NettGain™ 1100 has been an important step towards the realization of high-speed mobile services, as it boost the performance of GSM, HSCSD and GPRS“, said Rune Pedersen, Product Manager of mobile data communication in NetCom.

About Netcom
Netcom GSM is the second GSM operator in Norway with costumer base of about 1,000,000 subscribers. Netcom provides Internet services both to corporate and individuals.

The company was founded in 1989 and holds a 26% market share. It is owned by Telia. According to reports the launching of 3G services will be by the end of 2001.

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.

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