Sandvine delivers the industry's highest performance and most open virtualized network policy control platform

WATERLOO, ON, Feb. 7, 2017 /CNW/ - Sandvine, (TSX:SVC) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today provided an update on how its proven virtualized network policy control solutions for communications service providers (CSPs) continue to lead the market in performance and openness.

Proven
To date, more than 10% of Sandvine's customers have selected Sandvine's Policy Traffic Switch (PTS) Virtual Series to either deploy or test network policy control applications in the data plane. Showcasing the versatility of virtualization, CSPs of all sizes, including TextNow, an MVNO, Bakcell, a tier-1 mobile operator, and Digicel, a multi-national operator group, are using the PTS Virtual Series in production environments. Complementing this data plane success, Sandvine's control plane platform elements, including the Service Delivery Engine (SDE) and the Subscriber Policy Broker (SPB), are now primarily deployed in virtual environments.

Performance
One of the primary reasons for Sandvine's deployment success is due to the unmatched performance of its virtualized solutions. In October 2015, Sandvine, in association with Dell and Intel, demonstrated PTS Virtual Series performance of 1.1 Tbps of traffic inspection as a virtual network function (VNF). Over a year later that performance benchmark has yet to be matched by anyone in Sandvine's industry. Additionally, a recently-released EANTC report scrutinized multiple use cases of Sandvine's products to verify both their functionality and scalability in the emerging field of Service Function Chaining (SFC). This verification included extensive testing on the recently released Traffic Steering Engine, which is engineered to solve the challenges faced by CSPs looking to deploy Network Functions Virtualization and Service Function Chaining at a large scale.

Openness
Sandvine's success also stems from the openness of its virtual products. This openness is reflected through the inclusion of robust open APIs throughout all its products and by a commitment to integrate with as many leading partners as possible. To date, Sandvine's Virtual Series products have been integrated or certified to work with a number of leading providers including Cisco Systems, Dell EMC, Juniper Networks, Kontron, Nokia, Red Hat, RIFT.io, and VMware. Additionally, Sandvine has also been extremely active in the OpenSource community where its engineers actively contribute to the development of virtualization standards with groups such as Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).

"Sandvine's ongoing mission is to provide our customers with the most open and highest performing virtualized network policy control platform in the market," said Don Bowman, CTO, Sandvine. "Many vendors talk about their products being virtualized, but when you pull back the curtain, their solutions may not be as proven as they seem. For example, their solutions may only work with one hypervisor, or their scaling hasn't been proven, or their deployments have mostly been in labs. In 2017, the industry will see most leading mobile and fixed operators move from test to production under NFV, and Sandvine's solutions are ready to meet their needs today."

To learn more about Sandvine's virtualized solutions and the variety of hardware and software platforms on which it can be deployed, visit Sandvine in Hall 5, Booth #5I51 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain from February 27 - March 2.

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; dependence upon key intellectual property and the potential for infringement of the intellectual property rights of others; global economic conditions and uncertainties in the geopolitical environment including the impact of regulation related to the internet and the delivery of internet services and export control regulations. 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.

SOURCE Sandvine

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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