Sandvine Incorporated

Sandvine Incorporated

March 05, 2007 03:29 ET

Major Tier One Broadband Provider Selects Sandvine's PTS 14000

Seven of top 20 US broadband providers are Sandvine customers

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 5, 2007) - Sandvine (TSX:SVC)(AIM:SAND), a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for DSL, FTTH, cable, and wireless carriers, has signed an agreement to supply its 10 Gigabit per second (Gbps) Policy Traffic Switch platform, the PTS 14000, plus software and services to a tier one US broadband provider with over 5 million residential high speed Internet subscribers. With the addition, Sandvine now serves seven of the top 20 broadband providers in the US, measured by the number of broadband subscribers.

"We're very excited for yet another major customer win, further validating Sandvine's ability to meet the scale and feature requirements of tier one customers and strengthening Sandvine's leadership in the intelligent broadband solutions space," said Dave Caputo, Sandvine's president and chief executive officer.

Along with the PTS 14000s, Sandvine will supply its Sandvine Reporting Platform, software solutions for Network Demographics, Network Integrity and Intelligent Traffic Management, and software maintenance services.

Sandvine's PTS 14000 platform uses deep packet inspection (DPI) technology to give broadband providers full visibility into the traffic on their networks down to the application and subscriber level, and to apply policies to improve network performance and enhance the quality of experience for subscribers. With the platform, broadband providers can effectively control malicious traffic, including spam and denial of service attacks, introduce new quota-based services, launch premium multimedia services (IPTV, VoIP, gaming, streaming media), ensure VoIP application quality, and identify network-wide application trends.

The PTS 14000 is the first solution of its kind to offer 10 Gbps performance, a critical threshold as broadband providers migrate their networks to 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity.


Sandvine's award-winning network equipment helps DSL, 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 over 70 customers in more than 30 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 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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