SITAONAIR Uses Sandvine to Create an Award-Winning Internet Experience in the Sky

WATERLOO, ON, May 18, 2016 /CNW/ - Sandvine, (TSX:SVC) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today announced that SITAONAIR, an air transport communications provider dedicated to helping airlines realize the full potential of the connected aircraft, has been using Sandvine's network policy controls solutions since early 2015 to help them provide a high-quality Internet experience for their customers' passengers.

Sandvine's Policy Traffic Switch (PTS) is deployed in SITAONAIR's network and carefully manages traffic for dozens of airlines, and thousands of planes and daily passengers. Sandvine identifies traffic and provides real-time policy enforcement to prioritize applications, while also measuring subscriber quality of experience and making that information available in reports.

Sandvine provides detailed measurements that let SITAONAIR understand how the in-flight Internet service is used. This information can later be used to study the potential for new services and to enhance traffic management policies that optimize use of available bandwidth.

In April 2016, the SITAONAIR and Sandvine deployment was awarded as the "Most Innovative Policy-Enabled Project or Application" at the 2016 Policy Control Awards held in Berlin. The Policy Control Awards are judged by leading industry analysts and are handed out annually to honor the best network policy control innovations.

"Passengers' needs have evolved to the point where web connectivity is now an essential for many. Sandvine has worked closely with our team to ensure we deliver a high-quality Internet experience to passengers at 30,000 feet in the air letting airlines meet these ever-increasing expectations," said Greg Ouillon, Chief Technology Officer, SITAONAIR.

"SITAONAIR is dedicated to creating unique connected aircraft solutions, and Sandvine are proud to be playing a key role in helping them achieve that goal," said Don Bowman, Chief Technology, Officer, Sandvine.

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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