Intelligent broadband network solutions provider Sandvine has announced it has successfully deployed its Network Policy Control solutions in three North American wireless networks, BendBroadband, FRC/The Blue Zone and Main Street Broadband. All three operators became Sandvine customers in fiscal 2011 and provide fixed-wireless service using a variety of access technologies including WiMAX, satellite, 3G and 4G.
New service provider entrants are acutely aware of the need to differentiate their offerings from incumbents in order to gain market share, and therefore take full advantage of the benefits of Network Policy Control. These regional service providers have deployed Sandvine’s Fairshare Traffic Management product to help provide quality service. This product helps manage inherent competition for limited network resources so that the best possible quality of experience is preserved for the maximum number of subscribers for the maximum amount of time.
“Sandvine was a strategic addition to our wireless network,” said Eric Anderson, BendBroadband’s director of wireless engineering. “The combination of the Sandvine deployment with BendBroadband’s new 4G LTE network means our home Internet customers will continue to enjoy the same reliable service.”
“We are excited to work with Sandvine again and deploy their equipment throughout the USA and MENA regions,” said Mohamed Raji, Senior VP at FRC/The Blue Zone Group. “Sandvine’s Traffic Management offering is the best-of-breed solution for optimal bandwidth usage per subscriber and will give FRC/The Blue Zone the ability to differentiate itself in this highly competitive marketplace.”
Sandvine has also supplied Main Street Broadband with Network Analytics as a comprehensive business intelligence tool to measure network performance and to help gain insight into network trends and subscriber usage with executive-style dashboards.
“Main Street utilizes Sandvine technology to proactively manage network traffic, ensure fair use amongst its customers and limit the impact of abusive practices,” said Bud Zirkle, COO, Main Street Broadband.
“It is important to us to maintain strong relationships with our customers and advise them on the latest tools available to manage their Internet resources,” said Tom Donnelly, COO, Sales and Global Services, Sandvine. “Video streaming, multimedia messaging and the explosion of video-oriented apps and services, have all had a profound effect on networks. Our network analytics tools provide the visibility needed to help our customers migrate to LTE while maintaining the quality of these applications.”
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