ONSPEED TO BE AVAILABLE IN THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION
Malaysia, March 22nd, 2006 - In a joint press release Internet Acceleration company ONSPEED and the media and telecommunications strategy company Teamwork have announced agreement to commence active marketing of ONSPEED throughout the Asia Pacific region.
Commenting on the arrangements, ONSPEED's Joint CEO Jack Bekhor said; "We are delighted that with immediate effect we can pursue the huge Asia Pacific Market with a distribution partner that knows the telco / ISP space in the way Teamwork does".
Teamwork CEO, Norm Hosken emphasizes the vital importance of ONSPEED in the region as making positive headway to bridging the 'Digital Divide'. "Now users can obtain 'near Broadband' speeds using their existing Dial-up arrangements. Broadband users can greatly enhance their Internet experience too. This assists meeting Malaysian and other regional Governments' needs of high-speed Internet uptake, access and usage in a time frame previously un-thought of. The user productivity, efficiencies and most importantly the potential cost-savings are also very significant issues addressed by ONSPEED".
ONSPEED has been extremely successful since launch in the UK in 2004. More than 500,000 users are using ONSPEED already to significantly improve their Internet experience.
The attraction of ONSPEED is its ability to uniquely accelerate web browsing and the down load times of attachments when using the Internet. Speeds of three times Broadband and five times Dial-up are the base improvements obtained from ONSPEED usage. It works by applying patented compression algorithms to the data being transmitted and the use of an internationally linked server network to route the compressed data to the user.
"The beauty of ONSPEED is its simplicity. ONSPEED unobtrusively works in the background of a users' computer and automatically enables the compression of transmitted data and thus the speed improvement. Performance statistics are continuously available to demonstrate to the user how much improvement ONSPEED is making".
Commenting on the choice of ONSPEED as the target for a specialist Internet product for regional distribution, Teamwork's Hosken says " Our choice of ONSPEED recognizes the importance of dealing directly with the market leader, as there are many heralded Internet accelerators on the market but none with the pedigree of ONSPEED. ONSPEED is part of UK Z GROUP PLC, an AIM listed company. They have excellent track record and credentials, great talent and a continuing programme of R&D from which we are now evolving the roll-out of other exciting products that will build upon the ONSPEED user experience. One particular product which we aim to launch quite quickly will totally revolutionise the Internet experience of mobile users".
ONSPEED Version 5.0 is available immediately from www.OnSpeedAsia.com for an annual payment of RM 180.00 as a small 1.36Mb download, which takes less than 4 minutes to install. It is compatible with Windows and MAC and also works on Pocket PC and PDA's.
Teamwork is the holding company in Malaysia for several telco / cellco strategy oriented products and services, including scenario models and dashboards from: Teamwork Outsourcing Sdn Bhd, CVA Asia Sdn Bhd and its MSC Status company CVA R&D Sdn Bhd.
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About Z GROUP
Z GROUP is a profitable, marketing-led UK technology company with a proven track record in the selection, development and successful marketing of technologies. Z GROUP selects the technologies which it acquires or licenses for development on the basis of identified market demand and specialises in cost effective, performance based marketing through a variety of channels.
The Company has currently three existing software businesses:
" Net2Roam and NetAway, services that allow individuals and SMEs to obtain local Dial-up access numbers worldwide at rates below normal international rates
" ONSPEED, the fastest internet acceleration software on the market, which instantly enables any PC, Mac and now for the first time Pocket PC user to browse and email at near Broadband speeds by using a 9 patented compression technology.
" ONSPEED Mobile; unique mobile phone acceleration software, which speeds up and optimises slow Internet connections and helps users control associated costs
" OnShare, a software service that allows user groups to communicate and share information between PCs, which are not necessarily part of an existing network, securely via the Internet. It is currently in development and is expected to launch during the early half of 2006.