Bytemobile and Vodafone Czech Republic Team to Enhance User Experience for GPRS/EDGE Network
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Press release date: February 14, 2007
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Feb. 14 // -- Bytemobile, Inc. and Vodafone Czech Republic a.s. (CZ) today announced the successful deployment of Bytemobile's Optimization Services Node (OSN) 3.1 in Vodafone's wireless network, which serves approximately 99% of the Czech mobile population. The Bytemobile optimization solution accelerates traffic for laptop subscribers to Vodafone CZ data services by 3x-7x on the 2.5G (GPRS/EDGE) network.
Vodafone CZ Vice President of Marketing Chris Robins commented: "Bytemobile's solution enables Vodafone CZ to optimize its mobile data services, which allows customers to transfer the same amount of data significantly faster, thereby saving time and money. Customers can also determine the data to be transferred and the data to be blocked - for example, advertisements. Optimization is free for all Vodafone CZ customers on data tariffs who connect their PCs and laptops to the Internet through a mobile handset or a Vodafone Mobile Connect data card."
Vodafone CZ is the 19th operating company or affiliate of Vodafone Group Plc to install Bytemobile's OSN since the deployment of Vodafone U.K. in 2001. Vodafone CZ's optimized Data Accelerator service is available free of charge to all network subscribers, which currently number approximately 2.5 million.
"We are pleased to continue expanding our relationships with Vodafone properties throughout the world," said Bryan Visser, vice president and general manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Bytemobile. "We look forward to helping additional operators in the EMEA region to progressively enhance their subscribers' mobile experience and thereby become more competitive."
Bytemobile's exhibit at 3GSM World Congress 2007 - February 12-15 in Barcelona, Spain - is located in the Fira de Barcelona, Hall 2, Booth 2B80.
About Bytemobile, Inc.
Bytemobile is the global leader in optimization solutions which simplify, unify and accelerate the delivery of advanced wireless data services to mobile handsets, laptops and PDAs. Today, Bytemobile solutions are installed in the wireless networks of more than 70 carriers, which serve nearly one billion mobile subscribers in over 40 countries across Asia, North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company's customers include leading network operators such as Astelit, China Mobile, Cingular, KPN, NTT DoCoMo, O2, Orange, PTC, PTK Centertel, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile, Telecom Italia Mobile, Telefonica Moviles, Vodafone, and Willcom. Bytemobile is a privately held company headquartered in Mountain View, California. The company has regional sales and support offices in Bracknell, England; Tokyo, Japan; Beijing, China; and Singapore; and research and development centers in Patras, Greece; Marlborough, Massachusetts; and Champaign, Illinois. To learn more about Bytemobile, visit www.bytemobile.com.
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About Vodafone Czech Republic a.s.
Vodafone Czech Republic a.s. (CZ) launched its commercial operations on March 1, 2000. During the same year, Vodafone CZ (then Oskar) set a new record in GSM history by having the fastest GSM network deployment: within nine months, Vodafone covered 98% of the Czech Republic population and was named the fastest-developing third operator in Central and Eastern Europe on the EMC World Cellular Database. In 2001, Vodafone CZ fulfilled its license requirements two years ahead of schedule and, together with Ericsson and the Czech Technical University in Prague, launched a Research and Development Center. In April 2002, Vodafone CZ's customer base topped one million. One year later, www.mobilmania.cz named Vodafone CZ the Mobile Operator of the Year, and the company received the Best Company Image award from RHODOS Awards. In 2004, Vodafone CZ was recognized as the Most Dynamic Company, a new category within the 100 Most Significant Companies in the Czech Republic survey conducted by the CZECH TOP 100 Association. The following year, Vodafone CZ obtained its UMTS license and became a member of the Vodafone Group. Currently, Vodafone CZ offers its services to approximately 2.5 million customers and has the highest Average Rate Per User (ARPU) in the market, at approximately 660 CZK per month.
Source: Bytemobile, Inc.
CONTACT: Tod Bottari, Director, Corporate Communications of Bytemobile, Inc., +1-650-641-7781, or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Jakub Hrabovsky, Spokesperson of Vodafone Czech Republic, +420777855336, or email@example.com
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Web site: http://www.vodafone.cz/