Sandvine Receives Orders For New 100ge Policy Traffic Switch 32000
2RU Form factor and 100GE interfaces provide unmatched scalability, performance, and efficiency
Waterloo, ON; November 3, 2014 – Sandvine, (TSX:SVC) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today announced that it has received $8 million in orders from three tier-1 operators. The orders reflect demand for various versions of Sandvine’s Policy Traffic Switch (PTS) platform, including more than 20 next generation 100GE PTS 32000s, as well as a variety of software licenses.
Highlighting the global demand for the PTS 32000 platform, the orders come from operators in Asia-Pacific, EMEA, and North America. The orders were received in Sandvine’s third and fourth quarters with the PTS 32000 units expected to commence shipping in November. The Company anticipates that some of the product revenue in respect of these orders will be recognized in its fourth quarter of 2014 as well as the first half of fiscal 2015.
The Asia-Pacific order is from a tier-1 converged operator who selected the PTS 32000 over competing 100GE standalone network policy control solutions after a highly competitive and technically thorough evaluation process. The operator cited the PTS 32000’s performance density and strong performance in trials as key factors behind their selection of Sandvine.
The EMEA order is from a tier-1 wireline operator who has been a Sandvine customer since 2010. This operator will be using the PTS 32000 to expand their current Sandvine deployment.
The North American order is from a tier-1 cable MSO and long-time Sandvine customer, and represents $4 million of the orders announced today. Sandvine’s customers include five of the top six cable operators in North America and this order further extends Sandvine’s recent success in the North American cable market. So far in FY2014, Sandvine has announced over $16 million in orders from tier-1 North American cable operators, including one competitive displacement of another standalone solution vendor.
In its 2RU form factor, the PTS 32000 delivers PCEF/TDF functionality at the highest scale, boasts the best performance density, and supports 100GE, 40GE, and 10GE interfaces which allow operators to embed the Sandvine Policy Engine anywhere in their network as they transition to 100GE.
Additionally, thanks to common software that runs across all PTS models, current Sandvine customers experience a seamless transition and will be able to leverage existing operational knowledge, hands-on expertise, and network policies to ensure a rapid deployment of this next generation Policy Traffic Switch.
“These orders came from across the globe – a fact that highlights how increased bandwidth usage is an issue that faces operators everywhere,” said Tom Donnelly, Sandvine’s COO, Sales and Global Services. “With its industry leading scalability, performance, and efficiency, the PTS 32000 gives operators extreme flexibility around how, where, and when they will deploy 100GE in their network.”
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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