High performance subscriber experience intelligence and policy enforcement for broadband networks.

The PacketLogic 15000 is a 100GE-based system that enables network operators to gain insight into how their networks are performing and take action to improve the subscriber experience, with support for up 600 Gbps of throughput in a single system, and multi-system performance scaling up to 10 Tbps.



Designed for the most demanding network deployments, the PL15000 platform offers
the performance and capacity to handle up to 10 million subscribers delivering Subscriber Experience Intelligence and many different personalized services in a policy enforcement configuration. This enables massive network growth without sacrificing service creation flexibility— removing limitations for subscriber provisioning, policy interactions, policy enforcement, charging, application identification, analytics, and congestion management that have constrained network services and profitability.

The PL15000 platform can be configured to support various analytics and policy enforcement capabilities functioning as a PacketLogic Real-time Enforcer. It is ideally suited for the largest fixed, cable MSO, and mobile service provider network deployments supporting very large subscriber bases. The system supports multiple high availability options, including internal N+1 redundancy, configuration synchronization, and clustering, for carrier-class availability.

PacketLogic™ 15000 Platform

High performance subscriber experience intelligence and policy enforcement for broadband networksDownload PL15000 Datasheet in PDF

Designed for the most demanding network deployments
Key System Benefits

Supporting high-value use cases 

Sandvine’s PacketLogic software enables the PL15000 to support a full suite of network intelligence and policy enforcement use cases, including:

  • Content-aware services
  • Traffic prioritization
  • Statistics collection
  • Application delivery networking via advanced traffic steering
  • Congestion management
  • Application-layer shaping
  • Volume-based shaping
  • HTTP Header Enrichment

Powerful enforcement capabilities 

The PL15000 platform is a turnkey hardware solution optimized to support Sandvine’s PacketLogic Real-time Enforcer software, delivering unparalleled Network Intelligence with Policy Enforcement capabilities to enhance the subscriber experience.

  • REAL-TIME DYNAMIC LIVEVIEW QUERY ENGINE AND PACKETLOGIC CLIENT enables sophisticated real-time forensics to manage quality of experience (QoE), network congestion, and network security issues.
  • DRDL™ (DATASTREAM RECOGNITION DEFINITION LANGUAGE) PROCESSING to identify properties of individual session flows in real time, enabling operators to create and define services on-the-fly.
  • A FULL SUITE OF POLICY ENFORCEMENT CAPABILITIES, including content-aware services, congestion management, application layer shaping and volume-based shaping, mirroring, and captive portals.
  • POLICY-BASED TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT CAPABILITIES, including asymmetric traffic control, traffic shaping and filtering, traffic flow classification and prioritization, traffic monitoring and packet re-write.
  • ADVANCED PACKET QUEUING, including parallel queuing to enable more flexible traffic management policies which ensure predictable delay and jitter enabling operators to meet their customers’ QoE expectations.
  • CONTENT INTELLIGENCE enables network operators, cloud providers, and high-speed enterprises to combine the policy management capabilities of PacketLogic with industry-leading URL content categorization functionality.
  • HTTP HEADER ENRICHMENT leveraging PacketLogic’s stateful awareness and subscriber awareness.
  • ADVANCED TRAFFIC STEERING that combines PacketLogic capabilities with Application Delivery Networking functionality to provide a single Application Delivery Controller solution with unmatched performance and scalability, enabling service chaining with subscriber, service plan, charging, and Layer 7 awareness.
  • EVENT BASED TRIGGERS that automatically change policy in response to specified real-time network traffic conditions by dynamically enabling DoS/DDoS connection limits, traffic shaping or filtering.
  • BGP INTEGRATION enables Peering and CDN visibility, including QoE metrics Support for Origin-AS and Transit analysis.
PacketLogic™ 15000 platform


Network integration

The PL15000 tightly integrates with other PacketLogic software within the operator’s core network to deliver analytics and enforcement solutions.

  • Actions are run directly on the PL15000 to perform intelligent policy enforcement, congestion management, filtering, and traffic steering. In a mobile policy environment, the PL15000 acts as a 3GPP Policy and Charging Enforcement Function (PCEF).
  • Perspectives integration to support powerful intelligent policy enforcement at different subscriber, location, device, or other Perspective levels. The PL15000 gleans subscriber information during login to dynamically create policies, traffic control, or service packages for each user on the network. Other Perspectives enable fine-grained visibility and control for individual locations, content types, devices, etc.
  • Insights to provide rich intelligence and analytics visualization for networks, subscribers, devices, and application performance. The network intelligence gathered by deployed PL15000s enables operators to make informed business decisions on network conditions, congestion management, and innovative new services.
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Typical PacketLogic deployment in core network


Connections 240,000,0001
Connections/sec 4,800,0001
Throughput Up to 600 Gbps1, Modular in steps of 50G from 50 to 600 (12 modules)
Subscribers 10,000,0001
2 x 1GE RJ45 (Admin1/Admin 2) 4x10GE SFP+ (Aux1-4) 4x10GE SFP+ (ELVA1a,1b,2a,2b) 1x40GE QSFP (ELVA3)
Number of Channels 24 x 10GE SFP+ SR/LR/ER (48-Ports) or 3 x 100GE LR4/SR10 CFP2 (6-Ports)
Physical Interfaces 10 Gbase-SR, 10 Gbase-LR, 10 Gbase-ER, 100GE CFP2 LR4/SR10
Console Port RJ-45 Console
Redundancy Bypass, Internal Modules,
1 Gbps, 10Gbps and 100Gbps
Network Intelligence Intelligence Center
Subscriber Management Subscriber Manager
Hardware 4RU chassis;
19” rack mounted
Components Systems Management Module (SM); Flow Processing Module (FP)
Size 7.01” (h) x 17.64” (w) x 27.56” (d) 17.8cm (h) x 44.8cm (w) x 71.1cm (d)
Weight 183 lbs / 83 kg
Power Wattage: 3200W
DC Power specification
Input Voltage: 48V: -40 VDC to -60 VDC nominal
Input Current (Max): 66 Amps @ -48 VDC (each feed 16.5A)
Redundancy: 2+2 @ -48V DC

Input Voltage: 100 VAC to 240 VAC nominal
Input Current (Max): 29 Amps @ 110VAC (each feed 15A)
13 Amps @ 240VAC (each feed 6.5A)
Redundancy: (2+2) @ 200 VAC (3+1) @ 100 VAC
Environmentals Operating temperature: 0oC to 35oC; Storage temperature: -20oC to 80oC; Operating humidity: 5% to 95% (non- condensing)

1 Depending on configuration/features used

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