Sandvine Wins Its Fifth Diamond Technology Award
Fairshare Traffic Management with QualityGuard awarded ‘4 Diamonds’
Waterloo, ON; October 17, 2012 –Sandvine, (TSX:SVC; AIM:SAND) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today announced that it has won its fifth BTR Diamond Technology Review award, including the most recently awarded ‘4 Diamonds’ for Sandvine’s Fairshare Traffic Management product. Sandvine’s Fairshare Traffic Management has been deployed in over 110 service provider networks worldwide across all access technologies.
“Sandvine has been a leader in congestion management for the past decade. Our latest version of Fairshare Traffic Management brings a powerful and dynamic congestion control system, called QualityGuard, that works in concert with our policy decision and enforcement capabilities,” said Don Bowman, CTO, Sandvine. “Operators can cost-effectively manage their networks sector by sector to deliver an optimal experience without resorting to crude approximations such as daily or hourly network-wide traffic management policies. This new functionality complements the industry-leading integration we have in cable via IPDR and PacketCable MultiMedia. We plan to take congestion management to the next level by giving operators the power to engineer their networks to deliver constant quality with a true quality measurement.”
Sandvine has won over 25 technology awards in the past ten years. These awards acknowledge Sandvine’s leadership in innovation and commitment to developing leading-edge products that address the growing needs of CSPs today.
“This award is a testament to Sandvine’s commitment to research and development and our ongoing innovation,” said Mr. Bowman. “Our products continue to receive industry recognition as we dedicate resources and place high-value on providing solutions that address the needs of fixed and mobile operators worldwide.”
Sandvine will be at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, Oct. 17 – 19 presenting in the sessions:
- Tech Prescription: User Metrics for Managed Care from the (IP) DR Thursday, October 18, 9:30 – 10:45am
- International Breakfast Session: International Network Traffic Trends Friday, October 19, 8:00–9:15am
ABOUT THE DIAMOND TECHNOLOGY REVIEW PROGRAM
The BTR Diamond Technology Reviews (“the Diamonds”) is a renowned industry program now in its sixth year - that was developed to recognize some of the top products and solutions available to the cable industry as determined by a stellar panel of MSO engineering experts. Engineering executives from Bright House, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Suddenlink, Sunflower Broadband and Time Warner Cable served as third-party judges for the 2011 Diamonds. Every year, BTR invites vendors to submit written information about products/solutions that have been released or upgraded since the previous year’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo (October 2010). Criteria used in the Diamonds rankings include, first and foremost, unique technology or application thereof, innovation, ease of use, efficiency, reliability and contribution to profitability.
Sandvine’s network policy control solutions focus on protecting and improving the quality of experience on the Internet. Our award-winning network policy control equipment and software helps fixed and wireless and mobile operators better understand network traffic, manage network congestion, create new services and revenues, mitigate traffic that is malicious or undesirable to subscribers, deliver QoS-prioritized multimedia services and increase subscriber satisfaction. With over 200 service provider customers in over 85 countries, serving hundreds of millions of broadband and mobile data subscribers, Sandvine is enhancing the Internet experience worldwide. For more information, please visit: www.sandvine.com.
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