Baulkham Hills, Australia (PressExposure) June 17, 2009 -- IT's official, Australian internet service providers are taking advantage of consumers by charging too much for excess data.
In a recent report by the OECD, Australia was listed as having the highest average excess data rates in the OECD, at US10 cents per megabyte (MB), followed by Ireland at US1.8 cents per MB.
Although not included in the OECD report, other countries in our region such as New Zealand, Indonesia and Cambodia also have excessive data charges. In New Zealand, on some plans, consumers can expect to pay anywhere up to NZ$1 per MB for their mobile broadband, or NZ$1000 per gigabyte.
Australian company NitroGlobal has a solution to excess data charges. Since 2004, the company has been providing internet acceleration services for dial-up, and low speed broadband users. "We have recently restructured to cater for higher speed networks such as Next-G, 3G and ADSL networks, and now also offer Nitro as a solution to high excess data charges as well," says NitroGlobal managing director Paul Knibbs. "So Australians fed up with paying a high price for being over their data limits now have a viable alternative.
With our compression technology, you can expect to surf up to 4 times as many web sites, before you reach your data limit. Or alternatively, reduce your included data plan and save that way."
About NitroGlobal NitroGlobal is the Asia Pacific distributor for SlipStream, a subsidiary of Research In Motion (RIM). NitroGlobal delivers the fastest, most reliable acceleration, compression and network optimization technology for dial, fixed and wireless broadband networks. SlipStream's technology is the most widely deployed web, email and multimedia content acceleration solution in the world.