SOURCE: RocketStream, Inc.

December 15, 2008 07:30 ET

RocketStream's New RocketConnect Platform Tackles Critical "Last-Mile" Connectivity Bottlenecks in Consumer Broadband Access

New Broadband Acceleration Platform to Help Telcos and Other Internet Service Providers Improve Customer Satisfaction at Minimal Cost

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - December 15, 2008) - RocketStream, Inc., a subsidiary of Voyant International Corporation (OTCBB: VOYT) and a developer of technologies and solutions to accelerate digital content delivery over high-bandwidth IP networks, today unveiled its new RocketConnect broadband access acceleration platform.

RocketConnect allows telcos and other Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to speed the effective bandwidth of their customers' broadband access connections by up to 500% without the expense of any new physical infrastructure. ISPs can thereby provide their customers with a more streamlined on-line experience, from accelerated web browsing to faster downloads.

Consumers currently spend over $10B worldwide on broadband access to the Internet. However, these so-called "last mile" connections to the consumer are often the source of aggravating speed bottlenecks that hamper the consumer's online experience.

"With almost one third of DSL and cable modem subscribers dissatisfied with the performance of their access connections and considering alternatives, incumbent ISPs need to fight hard for customer retention," commented industry analyst Adriana Waterston in a communication with RocketStream. Ms. Waterston is vice president of marketing and business development at Horowitz Associates and the author of a new study titled "Broadband Content and Services 2008."

RocketConnect represents an extremely cost-effective solution for ISPs to deliver better service and enhance end-user satisfaction. RocketConnect can be used to enhance DSL, wireless, satellite, cable, or fiber access connections, and because it is entirely software-based, if can be installed quickly and with minimal disruption to existing customers.

RocketConnect creates a streamlined, software-defined tunnel over the access connection between the ISP's server infrastructure and the customer's modem or computer, where conventional access methods often present a bandwidth bottleneck. Unlike other proposed solutions that require an infrastructure replacement to enhance last-mile connectivity, RocketConnect provides a fast, easy-to-deploy solution that keeps ISP costs low while enhancing consumer satisfaction.

"Telcos and other ISPs are desperately searching for low-cost ways to gain a competitive advantage, and RocketConnect alleviates some of the industry's most vexing access performance problems," said RocketStream President Jay Elliot. "RocketConnect represents a simple -- yet effective -- way to boost broadband access speeds. We expect that DSL providers, in particular, will find this to be a great tool for customer retention and satisfaction."

About RocketStream

RocketStream develops and markets software-based data transfer acceleration solutions that make Internet data transfers fast, easy to use, secure, and reliable. RocketStream is the ideal way to transfer large data over long-distances, without requiring additional spending on new hardware. Available in client/server and point-to-point architectures, the RocketStream suite is capable of speeds up to 200 times faster than traditional methods. The powerful RocketStream Protocols overcome the detrimental effects of network latency on file transfers and operate over any IP network -- private line, VPN, or Internet -- regardless of whether the physical medium is electrical, fiber, satellite, or wireless. RocketStream is a subsidiary of Voyant International Corp. (OTCBB: VOYT). More information can be found at http://www.voyant.net and http://www.rocketstream.com.

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