Sandvine Incorporated

Sandvine Incorporated

September 28, 2010 07:01 ET

Sandvine's Usage Management Enables Accurate Usage-Based Billing

Sandvine Supports Pre-and Post-Paid Service Plans Across Converged Networks

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 28, 2010) -

Attention Technology Editors

Sandvine, (TSX:SVC)(AIM:SAND) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today announced that it has released the latest version of its Usage Management product. Usage Management addresses the growing trend of upgrading all-you-can-eat service plans with targeted pre- and post-paid service plans. Sandvine's Usage Management can be deployed in all access technologies and provides unified charging for converged networks.

Usage Management release 3.1 introduces a new Record Generator license that adds the following capabilities to the Usage Management product and complements the support for mobile data pre-paid charging, announced earlier this year:

  • Supports detailed and accurate charging requirements for post-paid service plans using an interface to Offline Charging Systems (OFCS)
  • Provides customizable, policy-based usage data records based on highly flexible network policy rules, triggered by time or volume
  • Supports a variety of use cases, such as usage record transfer to Operational Support Systems (OSS) for customer bill auditing, or for back-up of Online Charging Systems (OCS)
  • Seamlessly interoperates with 3rd party billing network elements within mobile, fixed and converged networks using customizable data record formats
  • Integrates into legacy and 3G mobile networks and offers seamless migration into future 4G networks

"It is no longer about the broadband-connected home but about the broadband-connected individual," said Tom Donnelly, EVP marketing and sales, Sandvine. "Service providers worldwide are looking for tools that enable their subscribers to stay within their service plans regardless of when, where or how they connect to the network."

Sandvine's Usage Management product enables differentiated service offerings including:

  • Application-based pre- and post-paid service plans that are segmented by user persona's e.g. service plan targeting social networkers
  • Convenient prepaid service pass that provides Internet connectivity for subscribers on the go
  • Transparent subscriber communications that advise users of total usage and roaming charges to prevent bill shock and to comply with European Union data roaming regulations
  • Subscriber mobility across mobile, WiFi, WiMax, cable, DSL or fiber access technologies, supported with unified charging for fixed mobile converged networks
  • Mobile device-aware service plans based on device type e.g. service plans targeting smartphone users

"By enabling targeted pre- and post-paid service plans, subscribers are empowered to choose the applications and services they want, and pay for exactly what they use," said Mr. Donnelly. 

Sandvine's solutions detect network conditions that trigger policies within the network to help service providers enhance subscribers' Internet experience. Sandvine's Usage Management product exemplifies the diverse service creation opportunities offered by network policy control.

Join Sandvine and Informa on October 5th for an informative webinar outlining Business Intelligence and Usage Management case studies and solutions

Visit Sandvine at Broadband World Forum, October 26-28, in Paris at booth #B8 to learn more about our products, solutions and opportunities through network policy control.


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.


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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    Jennifer Ross
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    Rick Wadsworth
    +1 519 880 2400 ext. 3503
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