Sandvine Incorporated

Sandvine Incorporated

November 18, 2010 07:01 ET

Sandvine Announces Interoperability With Four Partners

Network Policy Control Enables Service Creation Opportunities for Mobile Networks

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 18, 2010) - Sandvine, (TSX:SVC)(AIM:SAND) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today announced it has completed interoperability testing of its Policy Traffic Switch (PTS) with Alcatel Lucent, Intracom Telecom, Redknee, and Tekelec's Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) platforms. In January, Sandvine and Openet demonstrated operability via a joint customer win. Earlier this quarter, Sandvine had announced interoperability with Bridgewater Systems' PCRF. 

Sandvine's policy enforcement capabilities, combined with these well regarded policy management platforms, are consistent with Sandvine's support of 3GPP standards-based end-to-end solutions for operators worldwide. The PCRF's function of provisioning the subscriber entitlements is complemented by Sandvine's subscriber, application, location, and device awareness for fine granularity policy decisions, actions and reporting. 

"According to Morgan Stanley, the demand for mobile broadband is growing steadily with over one billion data subscribers online today," said Tom Donnelly, EVP marketing and sales, Sandvine. "Network operators are looking for products and solutions that can be deployed quickly and effectively to keep up with network demand. Pre-integrated products are easier to deploy and can reduce timelines for rolling out new and differentiated services."

Sandvine's network policy control solutions include:

  • Scalable quota management based on subscriber entitlements using optimized rules-based Gx interface between Policy and Charging Enforcement Function (PCEF) and PCRF network elements
  • Fair usage policies that allocate network resources among subscribers using flexible real-time policy control and advise subscribers of actual usage as policy thresholds are exceeded
  • Enforcement of parental controls for limiting children's Internet usage based on time-of-day, application, and duration
  • Unified policies to support subscriber mobility across converged fixed/mobile access networks. 

"We are pleased to have successfully completed interoperability testing with these leading vendors to better enable our mutual customers to deploy a wide range of standards-compliant solutions," said Mr. Donnelly. "Operators worldwide are addressing network growth with policy control solutions, which improve network performance and efficiency, while ensuring the highest possible subscriber experience."

Sandvine's solutions detect network conditions that trigger policies within the network to help service providers enhance subscribers' Internet experience. Sandvine's platforms and products provide network policy control solutions for unparalleled network reporting, capacity planning, congestion management, new personalized service creation, malicious traffic mitigation and enhanced customer service.


Sandvine's network policy control solutions focus on protecting and improving the quality of experience on the Internet. Our award-winning network policy control equipment and software helps DSL, FTTx, cable, fixed wireless and mobile operators better understand network traffic, manage network congestion, create new services and revenues, mitigate traffic that is malicious or undesirable to subscribers, deliver QoS-prioritized multimedia services and increase subscriber satisfaction. With service provider customers in more than 80 countries serving hundreds of millions of broadband and mobile data subscribers, Sandvine is enhancing the Internet experience worldwide. For more information, please visit


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-à-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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