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Waterloo, Ontario and Englewood, Colorado; February 24, 2005 -- Sandvine Incorporated today announced a three-year global purchase agreement with Liberty Media Corporation (LMC) (NYSE: L, LMC.B) and Liberty Media International, Inc. (LMI) (Nasdaq: LBTYA, LBTYB). The deal enables both LMC and LMI, one of the world’s largest broadband companies, to distribute Sandvine’s full product suite to over 40 ISPs with a combined global network of more than 25 million homes passed.
LMC and LMI have ownership interests in some of the world’s most recognized and respected broadband service providers. The agreement facilitates the deployment of Sandvine technology by LMC and LMI companies, allowing them to offer their subscribers user-specific, content-rich applications; and ensure quality of service of voice, video and data for increased network profitability and improved subscriber satisfaction.
Sudhir Ispahani, Chief Technology Officer for UnitedGlobalCom, Inc. (UGC), LMI's largest affiliate and present in 16 European and Latin American countries said, "As we are entering a time of accelerated emergence and convergence of video, data and voice services it is critical that we have more network management visibility into our IP networks. With Sandvine as a technology partner we have increased our design engineering flexibility by having greater granularity into analyzing data flows on our networks". Says Ispahani, "As our product and services increase in complexity, and network quality and utilization becomes more critical, we will require more sophisticated tools to better manage our business."
“Service providers need to add new intelligence to their networks in order to deliver quality content and services that subscribers will pay for,” said Dave Caputo, co-founder and CEO of Sandvine Incorporated. “We are very pleased that a global leader like Liberty Media has endorsed Sandvine products for this purpose.”
Sandvine’s award-winning network equipment helps broadband service providers understand what really happens on their networks. Sandvine products add programmable intelligence to the network, a new console for the broadband dashboard that enables ISPs to classify subscriber applications, recognize and address network threats, guarantee service levels and create tiers for multiple broadband services without a forklift upgrade to existing infrastructure. Sandvine is improving the Internet experience for millions of broadband subscribers worldwide. To find out more, visit Sandvine online at www.sandvine.com.
ABOUT LIBERTY MEDIA CORPORATION
Liberty Media Corporation (NYSE: L, LMC.B) is a holding company owning interests in a broad range of electronic retailing, media, communications and entertainment businesses classified in three groups; Interactive, Networks and Tech/Ventures. Our businesses include some of the world's most recognized and respected brands and companies, including QVC, Encore, STARZ!, Discovery, IAC/InterActiveCorp, and The News Corporation Limited.
ABOUT LIBERTY MEDIA INTERNATIONAL MEDIA CONTACT
Liberty Media International, Inc. (Nasdaq: LBTYA, LBTYB) owns interests in broadband distribution and content companies operating outside the U.S., principally in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, LMI is the largest cable television operator outside the United States in terms of video subscribers. LMI’s businesses include UnitedGlobalCom, Inc., Jupiter Telecommunications Co., LTD., Jupiter Programming Co., LTD., Liberty Cablevision of Puerto Rico, LLC and Pramer S.C.A
Mark De Wolf, Public Relations Manager