Sandvine Adds Telecommunications Industry Veteran to Board
Waterloo, Canada; January 10, 2013 –Sandvine, (TSX:SVC; AIM:SAND) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today announced that Dermot O’Carroll has joined its Board of Directors. Mr. O’Carroll has spent almost 40 years in the telecommunications industry, the last twenty of which as a senior executive in various roles, including with Rogers Communications.
“Sandvine’s customers are some of the most innovative communications service providers in the world. Dermot’s elite experience in the industry will help ensure that the Company’s strategy and focus are guided by the ‘voice of the customer’,” said Roger Maggs, Chairman of Sandvine’s Board of Directors.
As Senior Vice President of Network Engineering and Operations at Rogers Communications (initially Rogers Cable) until his retirement this past year, Mr. O’Carroll built a world-class Network Organization, oversaw a network re-build, the implementation of an industry-leading Network Operations Centre, and the introduction of new technologies such as Internet-over-cable, Digital TV, Video-on-Demand, Switched Digital Video and phone service. With the integration of Rogers Communications’ Cable and Wireless companies, Mr. O’Carroll assumed responsibility for Planning, Engineering and Operations for both Wireless and Cable access networks, and IP and transport networks.
Prior to his 15 years at Rogers, Mr. O’Carroll was with Unitel Communications Inc. as Vice President Network Services, where he was responsible for the deployment of a national advanced voice and data services network. Before that, he spent 15 years with Bell Canada. Mr. O’Carroll was the Canadian representative on the board of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers from 2004 to 2010.
Sandvine’s network policy control solutions add intelligence to fixed, mobile and converged communications service provider networks to enable services that can increase revenue and reduce network costs. Powered by Sandvine’s Policy Engine and SandScript policy language, Sandvine’s networking equipment performs end-to-end policy control functions including traffic classification, and policy decision and enforcement across the data, control and business planes. Sandvine’s products provide actionable business insight, the ability to deploy new subscriber services and tools to optimize traffic while enhancing subscriber Internet quality of experience.
Sandvine’s network policy control solutions are deployed in more than 200 networks in over 85 countries, serving hundreds of millions of data subscribers worldwide, www.sandvine.com.
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