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Waterloo, ON; May 9 2012 –Sandvine, (TSX:SVC; AIM:SAND) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today announced it has successfully deployed video optimization at nTelos Wireless with partner Mobixell. Sandvine’s patented divert technology has been successfully integrated with leading video optimization vendors and has been selected for six deployments worldwide in the last year alone. nTelos Wireless is one of the video optimization customers to date.
Sandvine’s traffic classification provides granular insight into applications running on operator networks. Accurately identifying traffic is a critical first step in optimizing video. Unlike certain competitive solutions, Sandvine’s granular identification and patented divert technologies create efficiencies in the optimization process and reduces traffic latency by diverting only relevant video traffic into third-party optimizers.
“The Sandvine intelligence layer gives us critical insight into our network so we can maintain the quality of experience our customer’s value,” said Dan Meenan, vice president-engineering, nTelos Wireless. “nTelos has a reputation of providing high-quality broadband and this solution will help enhance the integrity of our services.
Sandvine’s products extend beyond optimization and take into consideration video quality metrics. Sandvine is the only Network Policy Control vendor that can provide quality metrics on streaming video such as duration, display characteristics and transport quality.
“With YouTube comprising up to 25% of mobile network usage, maintaining video quality is top priority for operators today,” said Tom Donnelly, COO Sales and Global Services. “Video is multi-faceted and several characteristics need to be managed to maintain the quality of experience for the viewer as well as other subscribers sharing the network.”
Mobixell Networks provides intelligent mobile Internet solutions to mobile operators that optimize data networks and maximize data profitability. Mobixell’s flagship product, Seamless Access, enables mobile operators to intelligently manage, optimize, and monetize the surging mobile data and video traffic while giving subscribers an exceptional user experience. Mobixell has more than 400 deployments, including Verizon, Vodafone, Bharti, Orange, and Telefonica, providing specially adapted services in Mobile Video and TV, Mobile Internet and Broadband, and Mobile Messaging. Founded in late 2000, Mobixell is a U.S.-based company with additional offices in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, India, China, and Israel.
NTELOS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NTLS), operating through its subsidiaries as “nTelos Wireless,” is headquartered in Waynesboro, VA, and provides high-speed, dependable nationwide voice and data coverage for over 400,000 retail subscribers based in Virginia, West Virginia and portions of Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Kentucky. nTelos’ licensed territories have a total population of approximately 8 million residents, of which its wireless network covers approximately 5.9 million residents. nTelos is also the exclusive wholesale provider of network services to Sprint Nextel in the western Virginia and West Virginia portions of its territories for all Sprint CDMA wireless customers. Additional information about NTELOS is available at www.ntelos.com or www.facebook.com/nteloswireless and www.twitter.com/ntelos_wireless.
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 wireless 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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