Sandvine Incorporated

Sandvine Incorporated

November 29, 2007 07:00 ET

Sandvine Launches Service Delivery Engine to Ensure QoS Across Broadband Applications

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 29, 2007) - Sandvine, (TSX:SVC)(AIM:SAND) a leading provider of Intelligent Broadband Network Solutions, today announced that it has launched the Sandvine Service Delivery Engine (SDE). The SDE gives service providers a policy infrastructure to launch a broad portfolio of next generation IP services with network-wide quality of service (QoS) over multiple access technologies: cable, DSL, FTTH, 3G wireless and WiMax. With this solution, service providers can increase profitability, enhance subscriber satisfaction and improve network efficiencies. The SDE results from the acquisition of CableMatrix Technologies, Inc. this past June.

Leveraging leading standards such as IMS, TISPAN and PCMM, the SDE provides end-to-end network resource management and control of quality-sensitive services such as VoIP, streaming media, bandwidth-on-demand, photo upload and online gaming.

"Service providers are looking to build upon their broadband access business with new value-added services ranging from multimedia entertainment to enhanced communications," said Matt Davis, IDC Director, Consumer Multiplay Services. "As more next generation services are delivered across a converged infrastructure, the increased demand on service provider networks will clearly drive the need to incorporate enhanced policy control to ensure a quality experience for their subscribers."

Through universal equipment signaling, the SDE allows policy enforcement network-wide, from the edge to the core. Characterized by a flexible, modular design, the SDE integrates with Sandvine's Policy Traffic Switches (PTS 14000 and PTS 8210) and network management solutions for a comprehensive policy strategy that addresses services, network security, traffic management and network demographics reporting.

"By adding the SDE to our product portfolio, Sandvine offers the dynamic policy control needed to implement network-wide QoS and accelerate new revenue streams for service providers," said Tom Donnelly, Sandvine Executive Vice President, Marketing and Sales. "Sandvine provides the most comprehensive strategy for launching next-generation services, improving subscriber satisfaction and ensuring fair usage on broadband networks."


Sandvine's award-winning network equipment helps DSL, FTTH, cable and wireless broadband service providers characterize what is really happening on their networks, enabling polices that improve customer satisfaction, reduce operational costs and increase profitability. Sandvine's DPI-based policy solutions are both application and subscriber-aware, empowering service providers to better manage network traffic congestion, mitigate the proliferation of malicious traffic, and deliver QoS-prioritized multimedia services. With more than 90 customers in over 40 countries, Sandvine is enhancing the Internet experience for millions of broadband users worldwide.

Certain statements in this release constitute forward-looking statements or forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws and are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of such laws. Statements related to potential benefits of, and demand for, Sandvine's products or services including statements with respect to the features and benefits that may be achieved through the use of Sandvine's products or services and the relative position of these products vis-a-vis competitive offerings in the industry are forward-looking statements which are subject to certain assumptions, risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include such factors as rapid technological changes, changes in customer architecture and equipment deployment requirements, the introduction of competing technologies, the risks and uncertainties of new product introductions, dependence on key supplies and other similar factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Sandvine to differ materially from the results, performance, achievements or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements. Sandvine assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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