SOURCE: Camiant, Inc.

May 05, 2008 09:16 ET

Camiant Unveils Fair Use Management Application for Dynamic Control of Broadband Consumption

Comprehensive Solution Enables Cable Operators to Address IP Traffic Congestion and Ensure Customer Satisfaction

MARLBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - May 5, 2008) - Camiant, Inc., the leading provider of policy control and application assurance technology, today unveiled Fair Use Management (FUM), a new application that enables cable operators to dynamically manage broadband utilization. The Fair Use Management application, which works with Camiant's proven policy server, the Multimedia Policy Engine (MPE), applies sophisticated policy management techniques to establish and enforce bandwidth quotas. Fair Use Management uses an application agnostic approach that helps address IP (Internet Protocol) traffic congestion to ensure customer satisfaction in a manner consistent with the FCC guidelines on network management.

According to Cisco Systems' Global IP Traffic Forecast, Cisco predicts year-to-year increases in consumer Internet traffic will average 42 percent over the next three years.* Cable operators need to be able to manage this bandwidth growth effectively as Internet traffic continues to produce surges across all types of distribution modes including real-time streaming and progressive downloading as well as peer-to-peer (P2P). Without the implementation of bandwidth management that assures fair allocation of broadband resources among users, high-bandwidth applications, such as Internet-delivered video, are creating inconsistent user experiences that will continue to deteriorate with mounting levels of broadband usage. Camiant's Fair Use Management application provides an easily communicated network management solution that assures fair allocation of broadband resources among all users.

"The precipitous rise of global network traffic in the coming years will force operators to take a new look at how best to manage their networks to handle increasingly dire capacity restraints," said Dianne Northfield, director Regulatory Research, Yankee Group. "Cable operators would be wise to examine how they can employ application agnostic policy controls that will allow for better bandwidth management while maintaining compliance with transparency and nondiscrimination requirements in an evolving regulatory environment."

Camiant's Fair Use Management application is designed to help cable operators alleviate broadband traffic congestion. Operators using Camiant's MPE policy server and Fair Use Management application can now set policies to dynamically maintain balanced broadband performance no matter what the sources of high consumption might be at any given time within a service area.

"Cable operators now have a means for addressing all sources of congestion in a way that assures maximum levels of customer satisfaction within existing capacity limitations," said Randy Fuller, vice president, Business Development, Camiant, Inc. "With Fair Use Management they can also ensure that ongoing capacity expansion is calibrated to the true needs of the customer base as a whole."

Camiant's MPE and Fair Use Management application are available today and are part of a robust policy management infrastructure that supports IMS and PacketCable 2.0. Camiant will be demonstrating its MPE and Fair Use Management application in booth #611 at The Cable Show '08, being held at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans from May 18-20, 2008. To schedule a media or analyst briefing at the show, or for further inquiries, please contact Ilona Mohacsi at +1 631.764.3729, or via e-mail at ilona@abelsongroup.com.

About Camiant

Camiant's policy control solution empowers broadband service providers to open their networks and deliver a significantly higher quality of service to subscribers by guaranteeing superior performance of rich, high-bandwidth services such as video, streaming media, online games and commercial services. Leveraging its deep expertise in policy management and application assurance, Camiant seamlessly enables broadband service providers to deliver high performing user experiences as new, innovative multimedia services continue to enter the market with increasing unpredictability.

Camiant's market-leading policy control software platform is the solution of choice for service providers who want to reduce OPEX and CAPEX, increase ARPU and reduce churn by improving the user experience. By delivering predictable performance of new multimedia applications, Camiant has become the trusted source for delivering policy control and application assurance to service providers globally. For more information, visit http://www.camiant.com.

*Cisco, Global IP Traffic Forecast and Methodology 2006-2011