NitroGlobal signs Canadian web acceleration apps

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Sydney application service provider (ASP) NitroGlobal has signed up with SlipStream Data and started distributing the Canadian vendor's web and email acceleration software to retail.

Sydney application service provider (ASP) NitroGlobal has signed up with SlipStream Data and started distributing the Canadian vendor's web and email acceleration software to retail.

SlipStream Data said in a statement that NitroGlobal had already distributed SlipStream's internet acceleration technology to retail giant Woolworths and Australian Post shops nationally.

"Nitro recently announced a partnership with Woolworths Group to roll out an accelerated internet service called Ripit," SlipStream Data said.

Ripit used the NitroGlobal acceleration network. It was available for subscription via 700 Woolworths stores, including supermarkets, Big W, Dick Smith Electronics, Powerhouse, and Tandy & Plus Petrol, SlipStream Data said.

Meanwhile, NitroGlobal's internet accelerator was available through all postal outlets. "Both of these new services are based on SlipStream SP," the Canadian vendor said.

SlipStream Data claimed its SlipStream SP was the most widely deployed web and email accelerator in the world. It was used by about 2000 ISPs in some 40 countries, it said.

The Canadian vendor said SlipStream Data’s patented acceleration, compression and network optimisation technology helped NitroGlobal's acceleration services make dialup, broadband and wireless internet access up to seven times faster.

Madhukar Murthi, Asia-Pacific manager at SlipStream Data, said the technology helped ISPs and ASPs improve their internet offering for customers in areas where fast and reliable access was hard to come by.

"SlipStream’s technology with NitroGlobal’s increasing retail distribution network has created an inexpensive alternative to broadband," Murthi claimed.

SlipStream Data, a four-year-old ISV based in Ontario, recently announced it had made the SlipStream engine more useful for wireless carriers.






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