Sandvine and ClearSky Technologies Power Policy Control for Over a Dozen Mobile Operators in the United States

The Majority of Total Traffic Manager Deployments are Now Enabled by NFV

WATERLOO, ON, Sept. 19, 2016 /CNW/ - Sandvine, (TSX:SVC) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today announced that ClearSky Technologies' Total Traffic Manager service, a solution in-part powered by Sandvine's Network Policy Control platform, is in use by more than a dozen mobile carriers in the United States.

ClearSky's Total Traffic Manager enables carriers to manage exponential growth in data traffic while simultaneously increasing revenue from data plans. Total Traffic Manager leverages Sandvine's Business Intelligence and Traffic Optimization solutions to provide communications service providers (CSPs) with real-time visibility into the types of data traffic running on their networks, and allows them to manage that traffic and create new services to increase revenue.

Because ClearSky's Total Traffic Manager architecture combines Sandvine's Network Policy Control platform with their own IP, operators have tremendous deployment flexibility to configure the solution in a manner that enables them to meet their business objectives. The solution can be hosted remotely within ClearSky's data center, or hosted locally within the CSP's network using either a physical Policy Traffic Switch (PTS) or leveraging network functions virtualization (NFV) to enable it as an elastically-scalable virtual network function (VNF) using Sandvine's Virtual Series.

NFV is a carrier-led effort to move away from proprietary hardware, motivated by the desire to dramatically increase agility, enable faster service launches, and dramatically reduce the cost of deployment. In 2014, ClearSky was among the first of Sandvine's customers to embrace NFV, and their early adoption of this technology has resulted in the majority of their current Total Traffic Manager deployments being enabled through virtualization.

"To compete effectively in today's mobile marketplace, it is critical that operators have access to the same advanced technology as major operators," said Frank Danielson, Chief Technology Officer for ClearSky.  "The deployment flexibility Sandvine provides our Total Traffic Manager solution ensures that operators interested in rolling out new services to increase data revenue, and manage rapid data growth can do so in a manner that suits their technology requirements."

To learn more, visit ClearSky (booth #1101) and Sandvine (booth #1009) at the Competitive Carriers Association's annual convention in Seattle from September 20-22.

ABOUT CLEARSKY TECHNOLOGIES
For more than a decade, ClearSky Technologies has been a leader in providing hosted infrastructure to mobile operators. ClearSky's powerful array of products and services includes RF network analysis, design and optimization, traffic and policy management, small cell as a service, hosted MMS, LTE and mobile Internet access. Headquartered in Orlando, ClearSky currently provides mobile data services to more than 50 wireless operators across the Americas. For more information, visit www.clearskytechnologies.com.

ABOUT SANDVINE
Sandvine's network policy control solutions add intelligence to fixed, mobile and converged communications service provider networks, to increase revenue, reduce network costs and improve subscriber quality of experience. Our networking solutions perform end-to-end policy control functions, including traffic classification, policy decision and enforcement. Deployed as virtualized network functions or on Sandvine's purpose built hardware, the products provide actionable business insight, and the ability to deploy new consumer and business subscriber services, optimize and secure network traffic, and engage with subscribers.

Sandvine's network policy control solutions are deployed in more than 300 networks in over 100 countries, serving hundreds of millions of data subscribers worldwide. www.sandvine.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Certain statements in this release which are not historical facts constitute forward-looking statements or forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws ("forward-looking statements") and are made pursuant to the "safe harbour" provisions of such laws. Statements related to the scope of deployment of Sandvine's products by a specific customer, the potential revenue opportunity with any particular customer or in any market segment, the benefits of Sandvine's products and services to be realized by customers, Sandvine's market position, future opportunities, product development plans and demand for Sandvine's products and services are forward looking statements, as are any statements relating to future events, conditions or circumstances. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve both known and unknown risks and uncertainties 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. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, changes in internal deployment strategies or plans by specific customers; the growth of broadband internet usage and levels of capital spending on broadband network management systems; the timing of orders and manufacturing lead times; changes in customer order patterns or customer mix; insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; increased competition in the broadband network equipment industry; dependence on the timely development and market acceptance of new product offerings and standards; rapid technological and market change; manufacturing and sourcing risks including dependence on key suppliers and key technologies; dependence upon indirect channel sales and resellers; factors such as business and economic conditions and growth trends in the broadband network equipment industry and in various geographic regions; global economic conditions and uncertainties in the geopolitical environment including the impact of regulation related to the internet and the delivery of internet services. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current plans, estimates, projections, beliefs and opinions, and Sandvine does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements should assumptions related to these plans, estimates, projections, beliefs and opinions change, except to the extent required by applicable law.

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For further information: INVESTOR CONTACT: Rick Wadsworth, Sandvine, +1 519 880 2400 ext. 3503, rwadsworth@sandvine.com; MEDIA CONTACT: Dan Deeth, Sandvine, +1 519 880 2232, ddeeth@sandvine.com

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