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Dan Deeth
By Dan Deeth
May 18, 2016


Waterloo, ON; May 18, 2016 – Sandvine, (TSX:SVC) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today announced that SITAONAIR, an air transport communications provider dedicated to helping airlines realize the full potential of the connected aircraft, has been using Sandvine’s network policy controls solutions since early 2015 to help them provide a high-quality Internet experience for their customers’ passengers.

Sandvine’s Policy Traffic Switch (PTS) is deployed in SITAONAIR’s network and carefully manages traffic for dozens of airlines, and thousands of planes and daily passengers. Sandvine identifies traffic and provides real-time policy enforcement to prioritize applications, while also measuring subscriber quality of experience and making that information available in reports.

Sandvine provides detailed measurements that let SITAONAIR understand how the in-flight Internet service is used. This information can later be used to study the potential for new services and to enhance traffic management policies that optimize use of available bandwidth.

In April 2016, the SITAONAIR and Sandvine deployment was awarded as the “Most Innovative Policy-Enabled Project or Application” at the 2016 Policy Control Awards held in Berlin. The Policy Control Awards are judged by leading industry analysts and are handed out annually to honor the best network policy control innovations.

“Passengers’ needs have evolved to the point where web connectivity is now an essential for many. Sandvine has worked closely with our team to ensure we deliver a high-quality Internet experience to passengers at 30,000 feet in the air letting airlines meet these ever-increasing expectations,” said Greg Ouillon, Chief Technology Officer, SITAONAIR.

“SITAONAIR is dedicated to creating unique connected aircraft solutions, and Sandvine are proud to be playing a key role in helping them achieve that goal,” said Don Bowman, Chief Technology, Officer, Sandvine.


Sandvine’s network policy control solutions add intelligence to fixed, mobile and converged communications service provider networks, to increase revenue, reduce network costs and improve subscriber quality of experience. Our networking solutions perform end-to-end policy control functions, including traffic classification, policy decision and enforcement. Deployed as virtualized network functions or on Sandvine’s purpose built hardware, the products provide actionable business insight, and the ability to deploy new consumer and business subscriber services, optimize and secure network traffic, and engage with subscribers.

Sandvine’s network policy control solutions are deployed in more than 300 networks in over 100 countries, serving hundreds of millions of data subscribers worldwide.

Dan Deeth
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