Sandvine’s CTO To Participate In FCC’s Open Internet Roundtable
Don Bowman asked to discuss the Technological Aspects of an Open Internet
Waterloo, ON; September 16, 2014 – Sandvine (TSX: SVC), a leading provider of intelligent broadband and network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today announced that Don Bowman, Sandvine’s Chief Technology Officer, is one of seven industry thought leaders that have been invited to participate in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Roundtable on the Technological Aspects of an Open Internet. The roundtable will consider the technical aspects of open Internet scope, transparency, blocking, mobile networks, and reasonable network management. It will take place on September 19th at 1:30 p.m. in Washington, DC and will be streamed live at www.fcc.gov/live.
Sandvine and Mr. Bowman have actively contributed to global initiatives aimed at helping to define and promote an open Internet, including those initiated by the FCC, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, the European Commission, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications and others. Most recently, in July 2014, Sandvine submitted comments to the FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, In the Matter of Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet. Mr. Bowman has also consulted with operators globally on open-Internet-friendly approaches to managing network traffic and launching innovative service tiers.
In addition, Mr. Bowman holds several US patents, including one entitled Systems and Methods for Traffic Management. He was a participant in the development of IETF standard on Congestion Exposure (RFC 6789) and is currently involved in the draft of an IETF document that describes an architecture for the specification, creation and maintenance of Service Function Chains in a network – a concept critical to Software Defined Networks.
Sandvine’s network policy control solutions are deployed in more than 250 networks in over 90 countries. Using network data from its extensive customer base, Sandvine’s Global Internet Phenomena report, published twice yearly, and the company’s Internet Phenomena Blog have become the most trusted sources for trends on Internet traffic.
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.
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