Sandvine Incorporated

Sandvine Incorporated

November 14, 2006 02:00 ET

Argentina's Gigared Deploys Sandvine to Enhance Subscriber Experience

Sandvine Continues Growth in Latin America with another Customer Win

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA and WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 14, 2006) - Sandvine Incorporated, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sandvine Corporation (TSX:SVC)(AIM:SAND), today announced that Gigared, a leading Argentinean broadband provider, has selected Sandvine's intelligent broadband solutions to deliver high-quality multimedia services to its 20,000 high-speed subscribers. Sandvine's Argentinean-based partner, Esco Cable will provide Gigared with local market expertise, consulting services, product implementation and support for Sandvine's award-winning network equipment and solutions.

Gigared selected Sandvine for their unique deep packet inspection (DPI)-based policy solutions, combining signature recognition and behavioural analysis to relieve network congestion, while enhancing the Internet experience for their subscribers.

"Sandvine's intelligent broadband management equipment supports our commitment to offer customers the most innovative, state-of-the-art, and cost-effective solutions," said Juan Garcia Bish, Director of Technology, Gigared. "Sandvine allows us to identify our subscribers' online usage behavior, so we can offer them exceptional multimedia services that meet their needs."

"Sandvine is pleased to be working with Gigared as they grow their network in the emerging Argentinean broadband market and we grow our Latin American presence," Tom Donnelly, executive VP marketing and sales, Sandvine Incorporated. "With visibility into their network, Gigared will have subscriber and application-awareness to maximize the value of their network infrastructure, while ensuring subscribers get the most out of their high-speed connection."

Sandvine's intelligent broadband management solutions give service providers tools to identify emerging applications, reduce network congestion, protect subscribers and their applications, and ensure quality of service (QoS) to enhance subscribers' Internet experience.


Gigared is the first communications, high technology and entertainment company to bring convergence solutions to the corporate and residential market in the interior of Argentina. The company began operations as a result of new laws to open up the telecommunications market, offering a wide range of high-quality services at competitive prices. Through its extensive network, Gigared links important cities in the interior with Buenos Aires. Gigared's broadband networks support a variety of services: Internet Data Center, connectivity, cable television (Gigacable S.A.), high-speed Internet, and exclusive Internet access through the television.


Founded in August 1993, Esco Cable has started marketing, selling and supporting electronic equipment for the CATV industry in Argentina. As technology evolves, Esco Cable has focused the main goals in order to provide the best solutions for the CATV and Communications fields, such as fiber optics networks, cable modem systems, addressable systems, telephony over IP. Today the company is offering a comprehensive array of products and services that includes consulting, training, turn key projects with the ultimate technology available and with the commitment to offer their customers the most innovative, state-of-the-art and cost-effective solutions.


Sandvine's award-winning network equipment helps DSL, cable, FTTH, 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 65 customers in 30 countries, Sandvine is enhancing the Internet experience for millions of broadband users worldwide. Sandvine Incorporated is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sandvine Corporation (TSX:SVC)(AIM:SAND).

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 harbour" provisions of such laws. Statements related to potential benefits of, and demand for, Sandvine's products including statements with respect to the features and benefits that may be achieved through the use of Sandvine's products 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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