Sandvine strengthens footprint in Middle East

Jan 29, 2013, 07:00 ET from Sandvine Incorporated

Sandvine's leadership in traffic classification wins new customers in Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman

WATERLOO, ON, Jan. 29, 2013 /CNW/ - Sandvine, (TSX:SVC; AIM:SAND) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today announced it has received Network Policy Control orders from two mobile operators and one DSL service provider in the Middle East. All three customers are a part of multinational fixed and mobile operators; two are subsidiaries and one is a parent.  All three Middle Eastern operators chose Sandvine for its strength in traffic classification, which support Sandvine's Network Analytics, Usage Management and Traffic Management products. Two of the customers were won in December and one during November.

According to recent Wireless Intelligence forecasts, the Middle East is predicted to have over 16-million LTE connections, accounting for close to five percent of the global total by 2015.  As networks rollout higher speeds and mobile adoption rates continue to climb, operators rely on Network Analytics with accurate traffic classification to gain critical insight into the applications and trends on their networks.

"Our newest Middle Eastern customers chose Sandvine for our Network Analytics and reporting capabilities," Tom Donnelly, COO, Sales and Global Services, Sandvine.  "With accurate traffic classification, web-based reporting and executive style dashboards, operators have full confidence that they can measure the metrics that matter to make strategic network decisions in the future."

Sandvine's network policy control solutions are deployed in more than 200 networks in over 85 countries including over 30 operators in the Middle East and Africa.

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,

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