Sandvine Policy Traffic Switch: The power of processing

Sandvine's latest platform provides the highest processing power optimized for LTE

WATERLOO, ON, Feb. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Sandvine, (TSX:SVC; AIM:SAND) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today announced it has released its latest Policy Traffic Switch hardware platform, the PTS 24700, which sets a new standard for processing power.  Sandvine's latest platform is optimized for LTE, supporting traffic classification and policy control on 72-million concurrent flows without compromising throughput of 120Gbps per unit.

"Only on a mobile network can one subscriber stream their favorite song while looking up directions to the closest Starbucks, send those directions to a friend, update their Facebook status based on their new location and make a mobile payment for their latte; all while travelling between cell towers." said Don Bowman, CTO, Sandvine.  "That kind of multi-tasking requires a powerful Policy Traffic Switch to count, measure, manage and act in real time, and maintain a high quality of experience for other subscribers on the network. Sandvine's PTS continues to outperform competing platforms, meeting the rigorous standards of the most sophisticated and highest-quality mobile networks worldwide."

Sandvine's Policy Traffic Switch 24700 technical details:

  • Leading port-density and the most efficient performance-per-rack unit available
  • Carrier-grade reliability including cost-effective n: n+1 redundancy
  • Scalability from 120Gbps per unit ideal for capacity expansion
  • Centralized and simplified policy management including advanced GUI configuration
  • Comprehensive protocol support for wireless networks including IPinIP, GRE, VLAN, MPLS, MobileIP, EoMPLS, 6rd, Teredo, L2TPv2 and GTP tunnels, for accurate traffic classification
  • Best-in-class implementation of 3GPP PCC standards in a best-of-breed product, allowing for easy integration with other network elements
  • Access-agnostic deployment, within LTE, 3G, cable, DSL and converged networks

"The true value of service innovation is having a platform that rises to the challenge," said Mr. Bowman.  "Successfully introducing and sustaining usage-based billing, bolt-on's, bill shock notifications and family plans hinge on the processing power of the policy engine.  Sandvine's PTS has the required RAM and torque to manage the load for new and innovative revenue generation."

For more information on Sandvine's Policy Traffic Switch and mobile-centric use cases visit Mobile World Congress booth 5B73 from February 25-28.

Sandvine's network policy control solutions add intelligence to fixed, mobile and converged communications service provider networks to enable services that can increase revenue and reduce network costs. Powered by Sandvine's Policy Engine and SandScript policy language, Sandvine's networking equipment performs end-to-end policy control functions including traffic classification, and policy decision and enforcement across the data, control and business planes.  Sandvine's products provide actionable business insight, the ability to deploy new subscriber services and tools to optimize traffic while enhancing subscriber Internet quality of experience.

Sandvine's network policy control solutions are deployed in more than 200 networks in over 85 countries, serving hundreds of millions of data subscribers worldwide,


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 potential benefits of, and demand for, Sandvine's products are forward looking statements which are subject to certain assumptions, 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. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements.

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SOURCE: Sandvine Incorporated

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