…To cover data traffic transmission to QoS' European and US customers…
1Tier, developers of QFlow technology that optimises data, voice and video communication
traffic over the public internet, today announces that it has entered into a pilot agreement
with QoS Networks, a provider of a new generation intelligent IP services, utilising high
performance routing to optimise content delivery with guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS).
Under the terms of the agreement, 1Tier will conduct tests to monitor network performance and
a range of services under full transmission of data traffic to QoS Networks' customers in
European and North America. Once tests have been completed both parties anticipate the
service to become commercially ready to accept customers. In readiness for full commercial
launch, 1Tier has installed proprietary servers (Q-Nodes) in QoS' network and it is
anticipated by both parties that the pilot will extend to include Tokyo and other Asian
locations during the next few months.
Daniel Daniel, CEO and co-founder of 1Tier, said, "The cooperation agreement signed with QoS
Networks allows 1Tier to demonstrate its technological capabilities and the quality of its
services in partnership with a leader in the new communications marketplace. We expect this
agreement to be the first stage in the cooperation with QoS Networks and to expand the
relationship further to include working with larger customers in Europe and USA". Daniel
added, "QoS Networks operates the most sophisticated communications infrastructure providing
advanced services, which will soon be augmented with 1Tier's technological advantage,
enabling the expansion of QoS Networks services to customers in Israel and additional
Jim Valentine, CEO of QoS Networks said "This agreement with 1Tier, one of the most exciting
content acceleration companies in the market, demonstrates QoS' commitment to delivering high
performance, high quality transmission of converged traffic to our customers. We believe that
as the market develops, an alliance with 1Tier will deliver demonstrable customer value and
Founded in September 2000, 1Tier has developed the QFlow technology that optimises traffic
flow over the public Internet. 1Tier will use the unique patent-pending technology to operate
a global managed network of servers - Qnodes. Through this network, the company will offer
customers differentiated voice, video and data communication services over the public
Internet at very high quality and competitive price. The company completed last December
initial capital raising and is currently preparing for a second capital raising round to
finance its investment in network deployment. The Company shareholders include the LinkWare
Group, the leading Dutch venture capital fund Prime Tech Ventures focused on
telecommunications investments and Do-Core Fund of the Van-Leer Group.
Last February, 1Tier signed an extensive cooperation agreement with IBM on establishing its
global communication network. The agreement covers server procurement, joint marketing and
shared revenues and is consistent with the Company's strategy to deploy thousands of servers
around the world by end 2004. Headquartered in Raanana, OneTier employs 25 people.
Learn more about 1Tier at the company's site: http://www.1Tier.com
About QoS Networks
QoS Networks, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is a new generation, high-performance,
totally customizable content-delivery network provider. Operating in a native IP environment
and built on open system standards, QoS Networks provides global, seamless coverage, speed,
classification and prioritization of traffic flows, as well as intelligence and value-added
services built directly into the network core. The company's patent-pending, network
architecture comprises a mesh of 21 PoPs globally, interconnected via broadband technologies
- including all major commercial and Internet access centers around the world. Additionally,
QoS Networks has developed a proprietary Web-enabled interface known as Q-Access that enables
customers to change bandwidth and application priority directly from the desktop. For
further information, visit the company online at: http://www.QoSnetworks.net
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