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FLEXband Provides a New Broadband Alternative for Small Businesses

FLEXband Provides a New Broadband Alternative for Small Businesses

Ottawa, ON (Vocus/PRWEB) March 08, 2011

Netcelerate has introduced FLEXband; a new broadband alternative which offers higher bandwidth and greater speed, meaning more data per second can be transmitted to a computer or network.

“For more than a year we have used high quality, high bandwidth FLEXband services from Netcelerate. These services allowed us to respond to internal and external customer demands for high bandwidth broadband services in areas where we have no access to fibre,” says Robert Côté, Vice President of IT and Communication for Vivier Pharma.

“FLEXband is the ideal solution for small businesses looking for a scalable and resilient broadband connection that can grow with their business,” says Jack Hunt, CEO of Netcelerate. FLEXband is a secure layer-2 technology that is currently available in 10mb/s, 15mb/s or 20mb/s. FLEXband is ideal for businesses that require faster upload and download speeds and those who require a reliable connection over a large distance. By using FLEXband companies can utilize unparalleled internet access resulting in increased online efficiency. FLEXband is a flexible option allowing businesses to customize their internet connectivity.

Readers interested in deploying private-network capable connectivity that is well-suited to VoIP are encouraged to visit http://www.netcelerate.com for more information.


Vivier Pharma is a leading pharmaceutical skin care company with offices in Montreal, Canada, and Champlain, New York. Vivier Pharma manufactures, markets and sells its VivierSkinTM, SkinTxTM and LidomaxTM brands to leading dermatologists, plastic surgeons and skin care specialists in over 20 countries across Canada, the United States, Mexico, South America, the Middle East and Asia. In addition, Vivier Pharma is proud to exclusively distribute the SkinMedica, glôMinerals and glôTherapeutics brands throughout Canada.


Netcelerate has become a leader in transforming business communications by providing small and medium enterprises with business grade phone systems, hosted and managed voice and data services, business communications, and mobility solutions. The company’s solutions have been built using Cloud Computing architecture and robust, manageable network access technology to ensure the best quality of service and the highest security for their customers. Netcelerate strives to provide affordable, easy-to-use, cost-saving solutions that are simple to integrate, modify and scale to accommodate enterprise growth. Netcelerate provides their customers with great telecommunication cost savings while maintaining high resiliency.

Netcelerate was established in 2003 and is headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, with offices in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and New York. Netcelerate offers private networks across Canada, with network coverage in all major U.S. cities through various partnerships.

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Mobile Health Activity Spreads to Over 4 in 5 Countries, but Remains Limited to Small Scale and Single Issue Projects

Mobile Health Activity Spreads to Over 4 in 5 Countries, but Remains Limited to Small Scale and Single Issue Projects

Cape Town, South Africa (PRWEB) June 07, 2011

Eighty-three per cent of governments surveyed report at least one use of mobile phones to support health activities in their country, yet the majority of mHealth activities are limited in size and scope, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO) report launched today with support from the mHealth Alliance, the United Nations Foundation and the Vodafone Foundation at the GSMA and mHealth Alliance Mobile Health Summit.

Kathy Calvin, CEO of the UN Foundation, a founding member and host of the mHealth Alliance, welcomed the report saying, “Wireless technologies have enormous potential to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of health programs as they grow beyond the pilot programs common in most of the world. This report provides the data that can help accelerate the strategic use and evaluation of mobile technologies as mHealth is taken to scale to help meet health needs.”

The study, mHealth: New Horizons for Health through Mobile Technologies, is the most comprehensive global study of mHealth activity to date. Written by WHO’s Global Observatory for eHealth, the report analyzes data from 112 countries by 14 mHealth activity types, as well as WHO region and World Bank income group. The report also documents the maturity of mHealth activities, and barriers to mHealth adoption and scale.

Although the report shows a groundswell of mHealth activity globally, the majority of these projects are still in pilot phase. Two-thirds of countries surveyed reported between one and three mHealth activities, yet only 12% of reported efforts to evaluate their mHealth activities.

The four most frequently reported mHealth initiatives were health call centres (59%), emergency toll-free telephone services (55%), managing emergencies and disasters (54%), and mobile telemedicine (49%). mHealth initiatives varied by region and income group, with health survey initiatives, for example, being among the most commonly reported mHealth activities in low income countries, yet among the least commonly reported mHealth activities globally.

The 14 mHealth activity types include: appointment reminders, community mobilization and health promotion, decision support systems, emergency toll-free telephone services, health call centers/health care telephone helplines, health surveillance, health surveys, information initiatives, mobile telemedicine, patient monitoring, patient records, public health emergencies, raising awareness, and treatment compliance.

The complete report is available on the WHO website http://www.who.int/goe/publications.

Press contacts:

In Cape Town, South Africa:

Sarah Hiller


Mobile: + 1 202-280-5031    

In Washington, D.C.:

Karin Lornsen


Office: + 1 202-887-9040

About the mHealth Alliance

The mHealth Alliance (mHA) mobilizes innovation to deliver quality health at the furthest reaches of wireless networks and mobile devices. Working with diverse partners, the mHA advances mHealth through research, advocacy, and support for the development of interoperable solutions and sustainable deployment models. The mHA sponsors innovation challenges and conferences, leads cross-sector mHealth initiatives, and hosts HUB (Health UnBound), a global online community for resource sharing and collaborative solution generation. Founding partners include the Rockefeller Foundation, United Nations Foundation and Vodafone Foundation, PEPFAR, the GSM Association, and HP. More information is available at: http://www.mHealthAlliance.org.

About the UN Foundation

The United Nations Foundation, a public charity, was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $ 1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. We build and implement public/private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and work to broaden support for the UN through advocacy and public outreach. Through our campaigns and partnerships, we connect people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. These campaigns focus on reducing child mortality, empowering women and girls, creating a new energy future, securing peace and human rights, and promoting technology innovation to improve health outcomes. These solutions are helping the UN advance the eight global targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). For more information, visit http://www.unfoundation.org.



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