Leading LTE operator chooses Sandvine for Network Policy Control
Waterloo, ON; July 23, 2013 –Sandvine, (TSX:SVC) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today announced it has been selected by C Spire Wireless, one of the top 10 wireless operators in the U.S., to provide its unified policy control platform. Six of the top 12 wireless operators in U.S. are Sandvine customers. C Spire was one of the 11 new customers that Sandvine won during its second quarter of 2013.
“Sandvine’s unified policy platform was an important factor in our selection process,” said Charles D. Watson II, Senior NOCC and Technical Infrastructure Manager for C Spire Wireless, a Ridgeland, Mississippi-based wireless communications and technology services company. “Having policy decision making distributed at multiple points of presence – an ability unique to Sandvine – gives us the flexibility and reliability to deploy a variety of over-the-top services our subscribers care about, including parental controls and video optimization.”
Typical service plan development and implementation is structured in a rudimentary system where services are defined separately and then stitched together. Sandvine’s open and collaborative approach allows popular use cases like bill shock prevention to be defined and implemented in minutes. Integrating the PCRF and PCEF functions, Sandvine’s unified approach to network policy control extends the reach of service definition and implementation.
“Our network policy control platform has been deployed in over 250 service provider networks in 80 countries worldwide,” said Don Bowman, CTO, Sandvine. “We believe the ideal network policy control architecture stems from a unified platform that spans across the data plane and control plane bringing distributed intelligence so policy decisions are made faster, without having to wait for a query and response.”
For more information on Sandvine’s Network Policy Control platform please visit www.sandvine.com.
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C Spire Wireless is a diversified wireless communications and technology services company passionately committed to making wireless service conveniently personal. The company is the first in the U.S. to personalize customers’ experience by powering its fast 3G and 4G LTE networks with extensive optical fiber infrastructure, offering plans with unlimited elements, products and services with key customer-inspired elements and the industry’s first engagement-based rewards program. This news release and other announcements are available at www.cspire.com/news. For more information about C Spire Wireless and its products and services, visit www.cspire.com or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cspire, Twitter at www.twitter.com/cspire, Google + or www.pinterest.com/cspirewireless.
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 85 countries, serving hundreds of millions of data subscribers worldwide, www.sandvine.com
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