Sandvine Wins Tier 1 Converged Operator In North America
Solutions to enable business intelligence, new service tiers, congestion management over fixed and mobile networks
Waterloo, ON; November 6, 2012 –Sandvine, (TSX:SVC; AIM:SAND) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today announced that it has received Network Policy Control orders worth several million dollars for a new tier-1, converged service provider customer in North America. The orders represent a large initial rollout, with forecasted plans for expansion. Sandvine will be fulfilling the sale through a major network equipment vendor, with which it recently signed a reseller agreement.
Fixed line operators were the first to adopt Network Policy Control solutions, but today over a third of Sandvine’s market-leading customer base offers wireless access to the Internet. The Company’s hardware platforms and software modules can be leveraged by converged, fixed-mobile operators who want to apply consistent policies to users’ traffic, regardless of how they access the network.
“For service providers that want to leverage investments in Network Policy Control across multiple use cases, Sandvine is the natural choice,” said Tom Donnelly, COO, Sales and Global Services. “Sandvine’s Policy Traffic Switch is optimized for deployments at the network access edge to enhance subscribers’ quality of experience, enable innovative service offerings and leverage network and business intelligence for a wide range of Network Policy Control use cases. This design and the breadth of use cases separate Sandvine from others in our market that focus largely on traffic management.”
After an extensive competitive process, the tier 1 converged operator selected Sandvine to replace an incumbent solution and enable:
- Actionable business intelligence on fixed line and mobile network traffic, including the industry’s only solution to provide accurate video quality ratings
- Service creation and implementation of innovative new billing plans across fixed and mobile access infrastructure
- Congestion management of fixed and mobile network traffic to ensure an optimal user experience
- Identification and application of policy on IPv6 traffic
The operator purchased the Company’s high throughput, high density PTS 24000 and Service Delivery Engine to support all of these use cases.
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, 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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