SOURCE: Camiant, Inc.

Camiant, Inc.

January 27, 2010 09:16 ET

Global Service Providers Give Camiant Highest Marks in Infonetics Research Policy Server Vendor Ratings Survey in the Key Areas of Technology, Product Roadmap, and Price to Performance Ratio

MARLBOROUGH, MA and MAIDENHEAD, UK--(Marketwire - January 27, 2010) - Camiant, Inc., the leading provider of policy control and application assurance technology, today announced it has received the highest marks in seven of eight categories in an independent survey of policy decision-makers undertaken by Infonetics Research. Service providers familiar with Camiant (73% of operators interviewed) rated it 30% to 40% higher than the nearest competitor on technology leadership, product roadmap, management and price-to-performance ratio. When asked to name the top three vendors, 87% of respondents named Camiant as a top vendor, 2.5 times more often than the nearest competitor.

The Infonetics Policy Server Vendor Ratings: Global Service Provider Survey provides insight into operator assessment of policy server vendors. Infonetics interviewed 15 service providers from EMEA, North America and Asia Pacific that have already implemented policy servers or will deploy policy servers in 2010. Forty-seven percent of respondents were wireless operators, 21% were fixed line incumbent operators and an additional 33% were cable operators. Respondents are either primary decision-makers or have considerable influence of their company's policy server purchases and account for more than $154B in worldwide revenue.

Other categories where Camiant demonstrated clear strengths included security, pricing, service and support and financial stability.

"As operators roll out new services and capabilities, they have to add new logic and control at the edges of their networks to better manage the requirements of these applications, as well as the wide range of end-user devices currently in use," said Shira Levine, Directing Analyst, Next Gen OSS and Policy at Infonetics Research and author of the survey. "We believe that the majority of operators will opt for an independent and stand-alone, best-in-breed policy control solution that enables them to handle policy decisions according to dynamic criteria across multiple network and service types."

"We are extremely pleased to know that operators around the world recognize our commitment to technical excellence and our support of industry standards," said Ed Delaney, Camiant's President and CEO. "We are committed to continued innovation and partnership, as we help operators meet rising bandwidth demands and deliver the best possible customer experience."

About Camiant

Camiant's policy control solution, compliant with 3GPP*'s Release 8 Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) specifications, empowers broadband service providers to dynamically manage their networks, ensuring efficient and high quality delivery of broadband data services, IP based communication services and rich media content. Network operators worldwide leverage Camiant's policy expertise to deliver high value applications and services while containing capital and operational costs associated with the growing demands of a broadband infrastructure.

Camiant's market-leading Multimedia Policy Engine is the policy control solution of choice for over 25 fixed and mobile broadband operators worldwide including Comcast, Cox Communications, Kabel Deutschland, Sprint, and Vodafone. For more information, visit http://www.camiant.com or follow the company on http://twitter.com/camiant.

* 3GPP is a registered trademark of European Telecommunications Standards Institute.