Tier 1 Asian fixed line operator places $5 million expansion order for Sandvine's PTS 32000, service creation, traffic optimization

WATERLOO, ON, March 3, 2016 /CNW/ - Sandvine, (TSX:SVC) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today announced that it has received an expansion order for more than $5 million from a Tier 1 fixed line operator customer in Asia. The operator, a long-time Sandvine customer, is upgrading to Sandvine's market-leading 100GE Policy Traffic Switch (PTS) 32000 to enable traffic optimization and the creation of new revenue-generating service plans.

To allow an easy upgrade path for operators transitioning to 100GE, the PTS 32000 can ship with 10GE, 40GE and/or 100GE ports. This Tier 1 operator will be using exclusively 100GE ports, reflecting the high performance capabilities of its network. Sandvine's solutions will sit in line to analyze traffic in real time and help the operator offer its customers various options for purchasing bandwidth and to support the optimization of network traffic.

"Tier 1 Asian operators continue to offer some of the world's highest speed networks and they demand complete integrity from the underlying network solutions. Sandvine has built a reputation for excellence in traffic classification, with billing-grade accuracy that supports numerous innovative service plans globally. That reputation, the operator's previous experience with our products, and a highly successful trial of the PTS 32000 under the most demanding circumstances have resulted in a major network expansion for Sandvine," said Tom Donnelly, Sandvine's COO, Sales and Global Services.

In its 2 rack unit (RU) form factor, the PTS 32000 delivers PCEF/TDF functionality for both fixed and mobile operators at the highest scale, with the best performance density (Gbps/RU) and performance efficiency (Mbps/watt) of any 100GE network policy control device. Announced competitive offerings with 100GE capabilities are 14 RU.

The order from the Tier 1 customer was received in Sandvine's first quarter.

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 250 networks in over 90 countries, serving hundreds of millions of data subscribers worldwide, www.sandvine.com.

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.

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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