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CTE Cable-Tec Expo—Denver, U.S.A.; October 28, 2009 – Sandvine, (TSX:SVC; AIM:SAND) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for cable, DSL, FTTx, fixed wireless and mobile operators, today announced it has released Usage Management 2.5, a software solution that enables fixed-line network operators to implement consumption-based billing models, real-time subscriber communications and multiple service plan tiers.
“Today’s consumers are comfortable paying bills online, downloading music to their iPod and posting videos to Facebook or YouTube, but understanding the bandwidth consumed by their favorite applications is not as easy to grasp as minutes spent on a cell phone call,” said Tom Donnelly, EVP marketing and sales, Sandvine. “Using a consumption-based model, network providers can design tiers based on consumption and speed to better satisfy consumer preferences and increase subscriber loyalty.”
Usage Management 2.5 is an evolution of basic quota management, delivering the flexibility and reporting features that are required by end users and network operators today.
Usage Management 2.5 capabilities:
“The majority of subscribers see value in receiving an increase in bandwidth when they are streaming video, uploading or downloading bulk Internet applications,” Matt Davis, Director of IDC’s Consumer Multiplay Services. “The more subscribers understand their needs for broadband the more they will embrace or even request personalized service tiers.”
Sandvine’s platforms and products address the evolving needs of the Internet and its users by increasing the quality and dependability for the applications they desire.
With service provider customers in over 70 countries serving over a hundred million broadband and wireless subscribers, Sandvine is enhancing the Internet experience worldwide. For more information on Sandvine’s platform, products and applications, visit us at booth #2065 at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Denver.
Sandvine is focused on protecting and improving the quality of experience on the Internet. Our award-winning network equipment helps DSL, FTTx, cable, fixed wireless and mobile operators better understand network traffic, increase customer satisfaction, mitigate the proliferation of malicious traffic, manage network congestion, and deliver QoS-prioritized multimedia services. With service provider customers in more than 70 countries serving over a hundred million broadband and wireless subscribers, Sandvine is enhancing the Internet experience worldwide. www.sandvine.com
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