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Sandvine Upgrades Fairshare Traffic Management for Mobile UK

by david.nunes


Operators Gain Mobility-Awareness and a Dynamic Control System


Waterloo, CANADA; February 7, 2012 –Sandvine, (TSX:SVC; AIM:SAND) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions today announced the launch of the latest version of Fairshare Traffic Management, a turn-key product for mobile congestion management and analytics that maximizes users’ quality of experience and extends the life of network infrastructure investment.  Sandvine’s Fairshare Traffic Management 4.0 introduces a new dynamic control system which measures the achieved network quality and acts to maximize it. 


The latest version of Fairshare Traffic Management interoperates with third-party vendors to offer “mobility- awareness”. True mobility-awareness can accurately identify a moving subscriber’s cell location, dynamically evaluate the congestion level of the cell and apply traffic management policies in real-time, in order to alleviate any congestion.  This is the only solution that offers true mobility-awareness; competing products can identify the initial location where the mobile subscriber’s device connected, but not subsequent network locations to which the subscriber has moved. 


Sandvine’s Fairshare Traffic Management 4.0 for mobile enables:

·       Sector-based congestion management based on dynamic congestion detection capabilities, superior to statically-provisioned cell capacity

·       Fair-use network policies to maintain the highest quality of experience during times of congestion for the maximum number of users’ interactive applications

·       Real-time network location-based policies such as charging, advertising and communications

·       Support for location-based pricing for mobile data to create bundled and tiered services that match subscriber usage, dependant on the subscriber’s location

·       Location- aware network analytics and reporting that provides visibility of the impact of congestion management policies and supports proactive network capacity planning


“Sandvine has been a leader in congestion management for the past decade.  Our latest version of Fairshare Traffic Management brings a powerful and dynamic congestion control system that works in concert with our policy decision and enforcement capabilities,” said Don Bowman, CTO, Sandvine.   “Operators can cost-effectively manage their mobile networks to deliver optimal performance without resorting to crude approximations such as daily or hourly network-wide traffic management policies.”


Sandvine’s Network Policy Control is a complete system that gives mobile operators visibility of application traffic, per-subscriber usage, device identification and network congestion. This data powers the integrated policy decision and enforcement engine, enabling a myriad of solutions for service providers, such as fair-use management policies, network capacity planning, and tailored, tiered service plans.  Sandvine’s Fairshare Traffic Management product has been deployed in over 50 service provider networks worldwide in 2011 alone to address congestion management across all access technologies.


For more information on Fairshare Traffic Management and other Sandvine products, visit Mobile World Congress booth 2H57 from Feb 27-March 1.




Sandvine’s network policy control solutions focus on protecting and improving the quality of experience on the Internet. Our award-winning network policy control equipment and software helps fixed and mobile operators better understand network traffic, manage network congestion, create new services and revenues, mitigate traffic that is malicious or undesirable to subscribers, deliver QoS-prioritized multimedia services and increase subscriber satisfaction. With over 200 service provider customers in over 85 countries, serving hundreds of millions of broadband and mobile data subscribers, Sandvine is enhancing the Internet experience worldwide. For more information, please visit: www.sandvine.com.





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