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BlueKite.com to Speed Wireless Internet Access for Dutch Telco

[London, ENGLAND] Mobile Internet software provider BlueKite.com Monday reported that its software will be incorporated into high-speed wireless Web access solutions developed by Dutch telecoms operator Telfort.

The two companies say that the new system will enable access to the Web from mobile devices at speeds matching or beating 56kbps fixed-line connections.

Speed of access is one of the key issues in getting the wireless Internet accepted by users. Richness of information is traded-off against speed of delivery -- and until the new systems are in place, customers should not expect the best of both worlds.

The BlueKite software is said to enable faster downloads and improved performance, effectively delivering rich content to mobile computing devices. Its solution enhances wireless Web browsing speeds by a factor of 5 and bandwidth efficiency on packet-based networks by a factor of 8.

"By combining BlueKite's software with Telfort's GPRS services, Telfort customers will enjoy the real benefits of the mobile Internet for the first time," claimed BlueKite Managing Director Jan Wiejak.

Wiejak said the roll-out of the GPRS market would continue to gain momentum across Europe during 2001 and he expected his company to be at the forefront of developments.

Recently, BlueKite extended its relationship with BT Cellnet in the U.K., providing wireless Web optimization for BT's GPRS services.

A California-based corporation, BlueKite is becoming increasing active in Europe where mobile Internet usage is expected to become very widespread, very quickly.

BlueKite will be demonstrating its bandwidth optimization software at the forthcoming 3GSM World Congress ("The World's Mobile Meeting Place"), to be held at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, Cannes, France, on February 20-23, 2001.

Other BlueKite users include Connect Austria, Sprint PCS, Swisscom Mobile and Telecel -- all of which have built mobile Internet services based on BlueKite's DataReduxion technology.

In Europe, BlueKite has operations in the U.K., France, Denmark, and The Netherlands.