Sandvine Helps TDS Telecom Maximize Subscriber Quality Of Experience
Waterloo, ON; March 12, 2013, –Sandvine, (TSX:SVC; AIM:SAND) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today announced it has received network policy control expansion orders from TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS Telecom), one of the top 10 telecom providers in the United States. TDS Telecom, an incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC), most recently deployed Sandvine’s Fairshare Traffic Management and Business Intelligence products, as announced in 2012.
TDS Telecom, like many North American telecom providers is using Sandvine’s QualityGuard for congestion management and Sandvine’s business intelligence to maximize subscriber’s quality of experience and extend the life of network infrastructure investments. Sandvine’s QualityGuard is a real-time congestion control system that optimizes user experience for variable performance links. TDS Telecom is gaining critical insight into the applications on their network so they can make strategic decisions that impact new services and subscriber preferences in the future.
“Sandvine’s business intelligence expertise has provided us with critical insight into the applications on our network,” said Ken Paker, VP, Network Services, TDS Telecommunications Corp. “This insight is helping us make strategic decisions that in turn are allowing us to improve our delivery of high quality online experiences to our customers on a daily basis.”
“TDS Telecom’s commitment to customer quality of experience is outstanding and earned them recognition by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s most trustworthy companies,” said Tom Donnelly, COO, Sales and Global Services, Sandvine. “Sandvine continues to out-innovate our competitors by delivering products that provide superior insight and long term cost savings while protecting subscriber quality of experience.”
ABOUT TDS TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.
TDS Telecommunications Corp. is the seventh largest local exchange telephone company in the U.S. Headquartered in Madison, Wis., it is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. For 44 years, the company has been connecting people with high-speed Internet, phone, and TV entertainment services in over a hundred rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities across 32 states. Today, TDS has nearly 1 million customer connections in service and 2,900 employees. Business customers select from the latest technologies, including: VoIP (managedIP Hosted) phone service, dedicated high-speed Internet and hosted-managed services. Visit www.tdstelecom.com or www.tdsbusiness.com for more information.
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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