Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Vodafone NZ GPRS Optimiser is on
Posted on 10-Jul-2003 20:51 by M Freitas | Filed under: Reviews

Vodafone NZ GPRS Optimiser is on
As reported before in one of our previous articles, Vodafone New Zealand launched a new service on their GPRS network: the GPRS Optimiser. The Bytemobile Macara software provides optimisation of some types of network communication, improving performance of GPRS connections by decreasing the amount of data sent and received.

I'm currently using a Mobile Connect Card, reviewed on Geekzone a couple of months ago. This card works with laptops, adding mobile capabilites to a computer. I also tested this using my Pocket PC connected to the GPRS network via Bluetooth with my Nokia 3650.

In a couple of my testings I've timed the download of some Geekzone pages, clearing the browser cache between tests. I was able to notice up to 10 seconds speed up when using the new service.

The initial idea was to release this onto the Vodafone network as a client service. Users would need to install the ByteMobile Macara software so it would work with an Optimisation server in the GPRS network. Since then the implementation was changed a little, and it's now a clientless services. All traffic is routed through their proxy servers, and optimised from there.

It improves the performance of basic Internet (IP) protocols over GPRS, which has different characteristics to fixed-line connections. Protocols optimised include HTTP (web surfing), POP3 (e-mail), FTP (file downloads), SMTP (e-mail) and IMAP (e-mail), as well as image reduction. This is 'lossless' Optimisation which means that no data is discarded during the compression/decompression process.


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Warped post on 8 month old fence, who's responsible for repair?
Created by Paul1977, last reply by Paul1977 on 19-Nov-2018 12:22 (77 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


Spark VDSL Upload Speed Issues Vigor 2860 + Troubleshooting Info
Created by bener, last reply by bener on 15-Nov-2018 12:34 (29 replies)
Pages... 2


Geekzone giveaway: Nokia 7.1 smartphone
Created by freitasm, last reply by Poll on 19-Nov-2018 11:48 (154 replies)
Pages... 9 10 11


Joining Orcon but concern about phone line
Created by super12345, last reply by super12345 on 15-Nov-2018 17:45 (11 replies)

Why is setting yourself on fire "cool" ?
Created by xpd, last reply by networkn on 19-Nov-2018 12:19 (10 replies)

Low voltage ac to dc rectifier
Created by hio77, last reply by hio77 on 19-Nov-2018 12:18 (20 replies)
Pages... 2


PB Tech Black Friday Sale - 16th November
Created by agent86, last reply by 1101 on 19-Nov-2018 11:39 (97 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


You're Totally Going Have Sex In Self-Driving Cars, Scientists Predict
Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by Geektastic on 16-Nov-2018 11:26 (31 replies)
Pages... 2 3