Herzelia, Israel (November 18, 2001) - Flash Networks, Ltd. signed an agreement with Globtel, member of Orange group, the first GSM operator in the Slovak Republic. Globtel will launch the commercial offer of its GPRS services at the beginning of 2002 and will implement Flash’s optimization solution acquiring a major competitive advantage. Flash Networks will play a key role in helping Globtel deliver superior data communication to its wireless customers. By launching the GPRS service with the NettGain™ System as an integrated component, Globtel will be able to provide an enhanced wireless Web experience for its various mobile users.
Globtel chose flash Networks after an intense series of testing in its GPRS labs. The long-term agreement includes full maintenance and future purchase orders.
“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 and GPRS“,said Roman Mach, Director of VAS.
“Joining the first and leading deployment of GPRS in Slovakia reflects Flash Network´s strategy to join up with the market leaders in every country we penetrate to,” said Ziki Peled, CEO of Flash Networks. “
Flash Networks’ NettGain™ System provides a four-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.
Globtel, a.s. is the leading mobile telecommunications company in the Slovak Republic, in terms of revenue and market share. The company has been in operation since 1997 and runs a dual GSM 900/1800 network covering 83 per cent of the country and 96 per cent of its population. Globtel is a part of the Orange group, enjoying the benefits of a strong strategic investor, including the transfer of management skills, competitive marketing and technology, while still operating independently. The company said it had more than 1,000,000 active customers at the end of October.
For more information, visit www.globtel.sk
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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