AppEx accelerates London Olympic reports to China

SAN JOSE, CA – July 26, 2012 – Xinhua News Agency, the largest and the most prestigious national news agency in China, has chosen to deploy AppEx Networks’ LotWan WAN optimization appliances to accelerate the real time reports of London Olympics. Xinhua is the official news agency authorized to provide real time reports of London Olympics to China.


Through the deployment of LotWan appliances in both Xinhua subsidiary in London and headquarter in Beijing, XInhua has been able to significantly improve the data transmission efficiency of the 100Mbps leased line between London and Beijing. Xinhua’s test indicated that without AppEx acceleration, a TCP connection can only reach 2.7Mbps throughput on average due to the latency and slight packet loss on the leased line. With AppEx LotWan acceleration, the TCP connection throughput is increased to more than 80Mbps, which is close to the max capacity of the 100Mbps leased line. This significant improvement allows Xinhua to transmit report contents in real time to all audiences in China.

AppEx LotWan leverages AppEx ZetaTCP® technology to mitigate the performance impact of packet loss and latency, and transparently accelerate content and application delivery through the Internet. Besides LotWan appliances, AppEx also has LotServer software system that can be runtime installed on any Linux- or Windows-based server in minutes without affecting existing services and connections. Both LotWan and LotServer products can be deployed only on server side and work asymmetrically, which means that users do not need to install additional software or plugins on client side.

About Xinhua News Agency

Xinhua employs more than 10,000 people, operates 107 foreign bureaus worldwide, and maintains 31 bureaus in China—one for each province. As most of the newspapers in China cannot afford to station correspondents abroad, or even in every Chinese province, they rely on Xinhua feeds to fill their pages. People's Daily, for example, uses Xinhua material for approximately 25 percent of its stories. Xinhua is a publisher as well as a news agency—it owns more than 20 newspapers and a dozen magazines, and it prints in eight languages: Chinese, English, Spanish, French, Russian, Portuguese, Arabic and Japanese. For more information about Xinhua News Agency, please visit: