Herzelia, Israel, October 18th, 2006 – Flash Networks, the world leader in mobile data Quality of Experience (QoE) management solutions, today announced that T-Mobile Slovakia has chosen Flash Networks’ NettGainTM solution for its data optimization service. T-Mobile Slovakia is using NettGain to dynamically optimize the data transfer to end users, ensuring the best user experience over all T-Mobile Slovakia bearers, including HSDPA. The NettGain solution assesses the type of network used at the time of the data transfer and dynamically adjusts the optimization accordingly, creating a consistent and responsive browsing experience that compares with that obtained when using a landline DSL.
NettGain works over a wide range of bearers, including GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, as well as today's fastest network, HSDPA and slashes download times by up to 7 times compared to mobile Web surfing without an optimization solution. The NettGain platform for web, WAP and Video Streaming optimization seamlessly handles mobile phone, handheld computers, PDAs, and other mobile-enabled devices, including PC wireless data cards.
Liam Galin, CEO of Flash Networks, said, “The NettGain system provides the most cost-effective way to improve the user experience and boost available bandwidth for all carriers offering mobile data services. Users expect the actual HSDPA experience to live up to the hype, and only by managing the quality of experience can operators ensure that subscribers’ expectations are met.”
In addition to accelerating the rate at which users download Web pages and e-mail, the NettGain platform is aware of the status of user sessions, and if transmission is lost, the download (of a file or an email) resumes exactly where it had left off. This unique feature saves subscribers considerable time and frustration, and helps reduce subscriber churn.
More than 40 operators around the world have chosen Flash Networks' NettGain platform as their QoE enhancement and optimization solution. Flash Networks' customer includes the T-Mobile group, Vodafone Italy, SFR, Alltel, Chunghwa Telecom and many more.
About T-Mobile Slovensko, a. s.
T-Mobile Slovensko, a. s., is a leading telecommunications company that provides mobile communication and mobile data services in Slovakia. T-Mobile Slovensko, a. s., is 100% owned by Slovak Telecom, a. s., a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG (Frankfurt, Amtlicher Handel: DTE / NYSE: DT).
As of December 31, 2005 T-Mobile Slovensko, a. s., served 2 million customers. T-Mobile Slovensko, a. s., is the only mobile operator in the Slovak Republic to offer its customers mobile internet access using the four high-speed data transmission technologies - GPRS/EDGE, Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi), UMTS/HSDPA and FLASH-OFDM. T-Mobile Slovensko, a. s., is the first mobile operator to have rolled out in Slovakia the MMS services and EDGE-based data service. In October 2005 T-Mobile Slovensko delivered world's first nationwide commercial rollout of FLASH-OFDM technology.For more information about T-Mobile Slovensko, a. s., please visit www.t-mobile.sk.
About T-Mobile International
T-Mobile International is one of the world's leading companies in mobile communications. As one of Deutsche Telekom`s three strategic business units, T-Mobile concentrates on the most dynamic markets in Europe and the United States. By HY 2006, more than 90 million mobile customers were served by companies of the Deutsche Telekom group. And all that over a common technology platform based on GSM, the world's most successful digital wireless standard. This also makes T-Mobile the only mobile communications provider with a seamless transatlantic service. T-Mobile also is partner of FreeMove, an alliance formed by four of Europe's leading mobile companies - Orange, TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile) T-Mobile and TeliaSonera - to help their customers communicate as easily while travelling abroad as they do at home. For more information about T-Mobile International, please visit www.t-mobile.net
About Flash Networks
Flash Networks creates innovative, industry-leading Quality of Experience management solutions for mobile operators looking to deliver the best possible user experience for their data customers, whether over 2.5G, 2.75G, 3G or advanced (HSDPA and EVDO) networks. Flash’s end-to-end solutions slash response speed and download time while supplying a holistic view of the end-user Quality of Experience -- from service creation to monitoring, enforcement, enhancement and reporting. Flash’s NettGain™ platforms have been deployed commercially by over 40 top-tier wireless carriers worldwide, including T-Mobile, Vodafone, SFR, Orange and many others.
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