Sandvine Receives $5 Million Order For New 100GE PTS 32000 Platform
Waterloo, ON; December 2, 2014 – Sandvine, (TSX:SVC) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today announced that it has received an expansion order for more than $5 million for its Policy Traffic Switch (PTS) 32000 hardware from a tier-1 North American cable operator. The order was received in Sandvine’s fourth quarter of 2014 and the company anticipates that shipment will begin in the first quarter of 2015.
This long-time Sandvine customer was among the first operators to place an order for the PTS 32000 in November, and this order represents continued deployment of multiple next generation PTS 32000s within their network to enable traffic optimization and business intelligence use cases.
In its 2RU form factor, the PTS 32000 delivers PCEF/TDF functionality at the highest scale, with the best performance density and power efficiency of any 100GE network policy control device. Additionally, the PTS 32000’s support for 100GE, 40GE, and 10GE interfaces allows operators to embed the Sandvine Policy Engine anywhere in their network as they transition to 100GE.
This order further highlights Sandvine’s network policy control leadership among tier-1 North American cable operators, from which Sandvine has announced over $21 million in FY2014 orders. Sandvine has active deployments at five of the six largest MSOs in the region.
“Sandvine continues to be the network policy control vendor of choice for North American cable operators and we believe the PTS 32000 will be a key driver for our continued success throughout 2015.” said Tom Donnelly, Sandvine’s COO, Sales and Global Services.
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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