Sandvine Incorporated

Sandvine Incorporated

March 25, 2008 03:00 ET

Sandvine's Solutions Have Been Helping First Media Deliver Broadband Services and Grow Its Subscriber Base

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 25, 2008) - Sandvine, (TSX:SVC)(AIM:SAND) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for DSL, FTTH, cable, fixed wireless and mobile operators, today announced that, since June 2007, PT First Media Tbk, the largest broadband provider in Indonesia has been using Sandvine's PTS 14000 and Intelligent Broadband Network Solutions to improve network visibility, deliver new services, and ensure fair use of network resources.

First Media has aggressive goals to increase its broadband uptake from 18,000 subscribers in mid 2007 to 150,000 in 2008 and its overall subscriber base to one million by 2009. Although the Indonesian Ministry of Communications and Informatics forecasts Internet users will reach almost 80 million by 2010, broadband subscribers only represented 0.9 million of that amount in 2007. First Media's vision is to dramatically reduce the price of high speed Internet access to make it accessible for more Indonesians.

In order to do so, First Media wanted to understand what traffic was flowing through its networks. First Media selected Sandvine's PTS 14000 and Intelligent Broadband Network Solutions to enable this visibility and help them optimize their existing network, as well as ensure fair utilization of network resources among applications and subscribers.

"Sandvine's subscriber-friendly solutions and leading-edge technology allowed us to achieve our goal of offering subscribers fast, reliable and affordable Internet services," said First Media Chief Executive Officer, Roberto Feliciano. "We are aggressively expanding and upgrading our network to deliver multimedia broadband services to our subscribers."

"Sandvine is pleased to work with dynamic broadband providers like First Media to grow their subscriber base and launch new services," said Tom Donnelly, Sandvine Executive Vice President, Marketing and Sales. "The region is experiencing tremendous growth and Sandvine is excited to meet the needs of both service providers launching new services and subscribers looking for a quality online experience."


Sandvine's award-winning network equipment helps DSL, FTTH, cable, fixed wireless and mobile operators characterize what is really happening on their networks, enabling polices that improve customer satisfaction, reduce operational costs and increase profitability. Sandvine's policy management 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 more than 100 customers in over 40 countries, Sandvine is enhancing the Internet experience for millions of broadband users worldwide.


PT First Media Tbk ("The Company") was established in 1994. The Company has changed its name several times, lastly from PT Broadband Multimedia Tbk to PT First Media Tbk. The Company has taken advantage of the fast-growing demands for household entertainment and communications with the current network of 3,657 kilometers of 2-way 750 MHz Hybrid Fiber Coaxial cable (HFC). The Company is the largest provider of fast speed broadband internet, cable pay TV, and high-speed data communication services.

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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