Sandvine Wins Tier 1 Latin American Mobile Operator Group
Network Analytics to be deployed for centralized business intelligence
Waterloo, ON; November 28, 2013 – Sandvine, (TSX:SVC) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today announced that it has received initial orders exceeding $4 million from several properties of a Tier 1 mobile service provider group that operates in most countries across Latin America. These orders extend Sandvine’s leading market share among best-of-breed network policy control vendors in the Americas.
This new customer will be deploying Sandvine’s Network Analytics product across group properties to provide actionable business intelligence about popular applications, devices and network quality. The information can be easily compared and contrasted between networks and regions, and to support business and operational decisions for the future.
In Latin America, operators are hungry for business intelligence solutions that can help them understand subscriber preferences as a first step towards differentiating their service offerings. Many of Sandvine’s customers in the region have deployed products from the Company’s Service Creation portfolio to launch innovative services such as unlimited, pre-paid tiers for social networking, email, chat and other popular applications.
“In Latin America, we are helping operators segment their subscriber base so they can determine what services may be both affordable to users and profitable to the operator,” said Tom Donnelly, Sandvine’s COO, Sales and Global Services. “In many cases the result has been innovative new service tiers that have provided Internet access to users who otherwise may not have seen the value.”
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 250 networks in over 90 countries, serving hundreds of millions of data subscribers worldwide, www.sandvine.com.
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