Sandvine Ecosystem Enables 40 Successful Deployments
Policy Traffic Switch the preferred platform for a broad range of optimization solutions
Waterloo, ON; March 26, 2013 –Sandvine, (TSX:SVC) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today announced it has deployed over 40 plug-and-play video optimization, parental control and content caching solutions with leading vendors Mobixell, Netsweeper and PeerApp. Sandvine announced these partnerships over the past few years and has been engaged in deploying joint solutions in both fixed and mobile networks worldwide since that time. Sandvine’s ecosystem offers a broad range of optimization solutions that enables communications service providers to scale cost-efficiently, realizing incremental value from their infrastructure investment.
Sandvine’s Policy Traffic Switch contains patented traffic classification and redirection technology that creates efficiencies by redirecting only relevant traffic, such as video or HTTP traffic to third-party optimizers. By reducing latency and improving the scalability of third party solutions, Sandvine’s traffic redirection capabilities help operators effectively increase the quality of experience for their subscribers network-wide while reducing operating costs.
“Partnering with Sandvine was a natural step for Mobixell,” said Noam Green, vice president marketing, Mobixell, “Mobixell’s video optimization expertise combined with Sandvine’s traffic classification technology ensures operators get the best solution for their mobile networks.”
“Combining the redirection capabilities of Sandvine’s PTS with Netsweeper’s dynamic web filtering results in high-throughput, low-latency control over web content with a very manageable total cost of ownership,” said Andrew Graydon, COO, Netsweeper. “Our joint customers are excited that the out-of-band deployment reduces infrastructure demands (supporting green IT initiatives) and the filtering doesn’t become a point of failure in the network.”
“We work closely with leading network infrastructure vendors to ensure that our joint solutions deliver the highest possible level of functionality and interoperability,” said Andrew Audet, vice president of business development, PeerApp. “The widespread uptake of the Sandvine-PeerApp solution is a testament to its value for network operators.”
“Our redirection technology provides clear efficiencies when partnered with third party experts. For example, the Sandvine -Mobixell and Sandvine-Netsweeper partnerships reduce the number of servers CSPs need to deliver video and filter content; and Sandvine solves the network inconsistency of triangle routing or asymmetry, which helps PeerApp deliver video and other content more efficiently,” said Don Bowman, CTO, Sandvine.
Sandvine’s patented redirection technology enables:
Content Caching, provided by the PeerApp UltraBand transparent caching platform, stores the most popular Internet content and delivers it from the operator’s network, rather than retrieving it from a remote source. The operator benefits through reduced bandwidth consumption and the content owner and subscriber benefit through better quality of delivery. UltraBand is the leading transparent caching platform with over 300 commercial network deployments worldwide.
Content/Parental Controls: provided by Netsweeper, enables operators to deliver web filtering as a value-added service across fixed and mobile networks. Dynamic categorization, keyword blocking, user and page level granularity, along with other advanced features, drive improved user experience and enhanced revenue opportunities across business and residential customers. Netsweeper content controls give subscribers individualized and age/role appropriate controls over access to web content, across all devices and users in the family or business.
Video Optimization: provided by Mobixell Seamless Access platform, helps mobile operators deliver high quality video and services without undue increases in network investment. Seamless Access applies context-aware video optimization techniques that analyze network conditions, device configuration, user behavior and the content itself to ensure that video is delivered smoothly and rapidly, while optimization resources are used only when absolutely necessary.
For more information on Sandvine’s traffic classification, ecosystem partnerships and use cases visit www.sandvine.com
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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