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GLOBALCOMM: Chicago, IL; June 5, 2006 – Sandvine Incorporated, a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions, today launches its PTS 14000 platform – the industry’s most powerful platform enabling per-subscriber DPI-based policy solutions to solve both business and technology challenges in the world’s largest broadband networks that are migrating to 10-Gig connectivity.
Continued broadband subscriber growth combined with mass market adoption of what were once early-adopter applications like P2P file-sharing, VoIP, online gaming, and other multimedia applications demand increased intelligence in the broadband access pipe. Sandvine’s PTS 14000 platform addresses the growing challenges and opportunities that rise from these new applications, content and subscribers. Resource contention, including unwanted malicious traffic in the network breeds unpredictable service quality that can result in subscriber dissatisfaction, network downtime, loss of revenue and subscriber churn. Best-effort service delivery is simply not enough.
“The increase in bandwidth consumption due to media-rich applications, such as video streaming, along with peer-to-peer file sharing places a high premium on a service provider's ability to identify and manage traffic,” said Vince Vittore, Senior Analyst, Broadband Access Technologies, Yankee Group. “As broadband is increasingly vital to the consumer's daily life, higher capacity and carrier-grade equipment is a requirement for success.”
Single Intelligent Platform for All Policy Solutions
The Sandvine PTS 14000 offers a wide range of functionality that enables broadband providers to easily deliver per-subscriber IP-based multimedia applications. With its leading deep packet inspection (DPI) technology, Sandvine’s single platform provides valuable solutions that allow broadband providers to achieve their service goals, while enhancing their subscribers’ Internet experience.
“Broadband providers face more competition than ever to secure and maintain subscribers. By delivering the best broadband experience, they are able to satisfy subscribers with valuable service offerings and increase ARPU (average revenue per user).” said Marc Morin, Chief Technology Officer, Sandvine. “Sandvine’s PTS 14000 will enable our largest tier one service providers to better manage the network impact of applications to ensure fair use, differentiate popular multimedia services from best-effort traffic, and enhance subscriber Internet experience.”
Sandvine’s PTS 14000 is a high-performance platform specifically engineered for the largest broadband networks in the world to cost-effectively monitor, identify, analyze, and optimize network traffic in real-time. Sandvine’s PTS 14000 meets the market needs of the growing number of 10-Gig links now being deployed at the service edge of the network. Sandvine’s PTS 14000 can be clustered to offer a wide range of deployment and redundancy options. This flexibility dramatically simplifies the introduction of DPI-based policy solutions into tier one service provider networks well beyond what is available on the market today.
Offering unparalleled DPI-based policy solutions in the industry, Sandvine’s PTS 14000 gives service providers the visibility and tools needed to meet the needs of today’s growing, dynamic broadband networks and sophisticated broadband users.
Sandvine's award-winning network equipment helps broadband service providers characterize what is really happening on their networks, enabling polices that improve customer satisfaction, reduce operational costs and increase profitably. Sandvine’s DPI-based policy solutions are both application and subscriber-aware, empowering service providers to better manage network traffic congestion, mitigate the proliferation of malicious traffic, and deliver QoS-prioritized multimedia services. With over 50 customers in 28 countries, Sandvine is enhancing the Internet experience for millions of broadband users worldwide. Sandvine is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sandvine Corporation (LSE AIM:SAND). www.sandvine.com
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