COMMUNICATION HIGHWAY

Introducing the Multimedia

Internet - the global computer network, the network of networks, is made up of more than 16 million host computers with more than 50 million users worldwide. According to some prognoses, every computer will be hooked up to the Internet by 2005. The cause of the Internet's increasing popularity is its accessibility to everybody. This represents an enormous number of potential customers who can use various services offered by this network: electronic mail (e-mail), World Wide Web (WWW), communication via the Internet (TALK, IRC, CHAT), File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or electronic conferences (Netnews, Usenet).

Internet - the global computer network, the network of networks, is made up of more than 16 million host computers with more than 50 million users worldwide. According to some prognoses, every computer will be hooked up to the Internet by 2005. The cause of the Internet's increasing popularity is its accessibility to everybody. This represents an enormous number of potential customers who can use various services offered by this network: electronic mail (e-mail), World Wide Web (WWW), communication via the Internet (TALK, IRC, CHAT), File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or electronic conferences (Netnews, Usenet).

Internet is a large multimedia highway which enables us to transport texts, programs, pictures, and even sounds. One can also look in large databases, book a hotel, hook up to museums, galleries, libraries, computers with a large number of programs, join discussion groups discussing any topic, watch teleconferences, shop in shopping centers.... On the originally non-commercial Internet, more and more commercial activities are showing up and more contracts are being signed. WWW Pages (World Wide Web) enable a user to look at this colorful world full of information with complete graphic ease.

EuroTel Bratislava, a.s., provides complete, high-quality, and fully guaranteed services. According to a customer's needs, EuroTel can expand a complete project by hooking up to EuroTel's Public Data Network and to the worldwide Internet. In the EuroTel offer, there are a number of possibilities for hooking up to Internet - through public telephone network (Dial-up), then through EuroTel GSM network, direct access through X.25 service or Frame relay with guaranteed activity CIR. EuroTel Bratislava, a.s., enables all users to present themselves in Slovakia and abroad, to provide business and marketing information, information about their company, services, and products, to improve services for customers, to communicate faster with counterparts, to get the latest information, etc.

In August 1997, EuroTel as the primary Internet provider in Slovakia became a member of the Slovak Peering Center - SIX. By connecting the Internet providers in SIX, the "transmission" among Slovak servers got shorter. The effect of peering enables EuroTel's clients to access the Internet faster than through other foreign lines. At present, a dial-up connection to Internet is being prepared for an incredible price. Transfer points will be built in four Slovak towns (Bratislava, Žilina, Banská Bystrica, and Košice), with the help of which it is possible to access the Internet for local telephone rates.

Gradually, with the objective of satisfying the general public, EuroTel wants to make the budget-priced Internet accessible for customers in four more towns (Nitra, Trnava, Trenčín, and Prešov). EuroTel also believes that Internet will become one of tools to improve the quality of mutual communication among people, and the number of enthusiasts will grow in the world as well as in Slovakia.


Roman Miklošovič, EuroTel Bratislava, a.s., Contact: 07/ 5053-353

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