Sandvine Incorporated

Sandvine Incorporated

May 19, 2008 08:03 ET

Sandvine Unveils FairShare™ Product to Enhance Traffic Optimization

Sandvine FairShare Enables Fair Access to Network Resources for Subscribers

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANNA--(Marketwire - May 19, 2008) - Sandvine, (TSX:SVC)(AIM:SAND) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for DSL, cable, FTTx, fixed wireless and mobile operators, today announced the addition of Sandvine FairShare™ to enhance its suite of Traffic Optimization solutions.

FairShare empowers service providers to enable fair usage in the shared access network with advanced techniques to ensure equitable allocation of network resources during periods of congestion. FairShare helps improve network efficiency and overall subscriber quality of experience with a wide range of policy options including a fully application-agnostic approach.

Innovative developments in new and popular Internet applications and ongoing investments by broadband service providers are fueling dramatic growth both in broadband adoption and overall traffic levels. Keeping pace with these broadband successes, Sandvine is introducing FairShare to augment its widely deployed Traffic Optimization solutions with new and enhanced congestion management capabilities.

FairShare automatically responds to the changing network environment and subscriber usage patterns in real-time. It collects subscriber usage metrics from various sources and analyzes the data according to sophisticated, configurable parameters. Based on the results, FairShare dynamically modifies policies to balance available bandwidth and resources among subscribers.

"Sandvine FairShare incorporates more decision factors and more policy options that enable broadband providers to ensure fair allocation of network resources and optimize network efficiency," said Don Bowman, Sandvine Chief Technology Officer. "FairShare's approach is unique because it can implement both application-aware and application-agnostic network management strategies. FairShare takes into account the three key dimensions of traffic - speed, latency and jitter - to ensure the reliable delivery of the broadest range of applications with the highest level of overall subscriber satisfaction, especially during periods of heavy usage."

FairShare is one of many policy management products integrated with Sandvine's flagship Policy Traffic Switch platforms. These products are showcased in the CableNet Pavilion during The Cable Show in New Orleans from May 18th through May 20th, 2008.


Sandvine is focused on protecting and improving the quality of experience on the Internet. Our award-winning network equipment helps DSL, FTTx, cable, fixed wireless and mobile operators better understand network traffic, increase customer satisfaction, mitigate the proliferation of malicious traffic, manage network congestion, and deliver QoS-prioritized multimedia services. With more than 100 customers in over 40 countries, Sandvine is enhancing the Internet experience for millions of broadband and mobile subscribers 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 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-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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