SOURCE: Openet

Openet

September 15, 2009 09:00 ET

Openet Partners With Sandvine to Bring Best-of-Breed Solution to Wireless and Wireline Carriers

Joint Offering Enables Operators to Monetize, Control and Personalize Services

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - September 15, 2009) - Openet, a provider of Transactional Intelligence solutions for the world's largest and most innovative service providers, today announced a joint partnership with Sandvine, a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for cable, DSL, FTTx, fixed wireless and mobile operators, to bring a network policy control and charging solution to broadband and wireless network providers across the globe.

Openet's pedigree of innovation in the wireless industry has made it a market leader for policy management and charging via its FusionWorks™ Policy Manager and Convergent Charging products.

Sandvine offers its customers a sophisticated end-to-end network policy control solution that allows service providers to accurately understand and optimize network performance and provide policy enforcement to address congestion, add new services, mitigate malicious traffic and enhance their subscriber's quality of experience.

This comprehensive combined experience will enable operators to reduce churn, increase ARPU and improve customer service through deployment of a dynamic business control layer that is both service and subscriber-aware. This combined offering also enables solutions such as fair usage, service passes, roaming controls and much more.

The Openet-Sandvine pre-integrated, joint solution has been successfully and cost-effectively deployed in a North American wireless provider network earlier this summer.

"Given the evolution of 3G, 4G and LTE networks, operators need to be able to understand and handle subscriber access to such broadband wireless usage. Openet's heritage in high-performance event processing and transaction management software, coupled with Sandvine's network intelligence and network policy control capabilities, means that we jointly deliver a best-of-breed solution," said Mike Manzo, CMO of Openet. "This is crucial for operators looking to monetize new and existing service offerings."

The advantage to integrating Openet and Sandvine products is interoperability of the policy control, policy management and charging layers, which enable operators to quickly add new services and enhance customer service. This is especially important as networks begin to move beyond 3G into 4G and LTE territory. With this progression, the types of services that they support will rely heavily on service personalization in order to be profitable for carriers and valuable to subscribers.

"Sandvine's products and solutions are deployed in over 160 service provider networks in over 70 countries, serving over a hundred million broadband and wireless subscribers," said Tom Donnelly, Sandvine co-founder, EVP marketing and sales. "Partnerships like the one with Openet help extend our global footprint and offer service providers a simple way to quickly deploy new services, improve subscriber retention and enhance subscriber online quality of experience for fixed and wireless broadband networks."

For more information, please visit: http://www.openet.com/partners/openet-partners.html.

About Openet

Openet is a leading worldwide provider of event processing and transaction management solutions. The Transactional Intelligence of the company's solutions extracts increased value from diverse service provider networks, enabling rapid introduction of new services and reliable, cost-effective management of existing services. Openet is focused on delivering best-in-class network edge solutions and specialized engagement processes that create business value from network activity. A global company, Openet's implementations include long-running engagements with the world's leading service providers such as BT, Orange, AT&T and Verizon Wireless. For more information, visit www.openet.com.

About Sandvine

Sandvine is focused on protecting and improving the quality of experience on the Internet. Our award-winning network equipment and solutions help cable, DSL, FTTx, fixed wireless and mobile operators better serve their subscribers and understand network trends; offer new services; mitigate malicious traffic; manage network congestion; and deliver QoS-prioritized multimedia services. With customers in 70 countries serving over a hundred million broadband and wireless subscribers, Sandvine is enhancing the Internet experience worldwide. www.sandvine.com

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