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Sandvine CTO Comments on Approaches to Reasonable Network Management

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sandvine CTO Comments on Approaches to Reasonable Network Management07:01 EDT Wednesday, May 12, 2010LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwire - May 12, 2010) - Sandvine Corporation (TSX:SVC)(AIM:SAND)Attention Technology EditorsDuring a presentation at The Cable Show, the National Cable and Telecommunications Association flagship event, Don Bowman, Sandvine's CTO, discussed various approaches to transparent and reasonable network management in cable networks, specifically for DOCSIS 3.0.Mr. Bowman outlined five key considerations that Internet Service Providers should have in mind when developing and disclosing their network management techniques: -- Operate when and where it is needed. A one-size-fits-all solution should be avoided -- What may or may not be "reasonable" must be considered in the context of the problem being solved and be considered in terms of the end user's Internet experience -- Address a technical need, for example, a targeted goal of congestion management or quality of experience -- Be transparent and disclosed in a simple and predictable manner -- Any such policies should be auditable and provide a mechanism to demonstrate how the objectives of the policy are being met "An unmanaged network is not a neutral network," said Mr. Bowman. "Internet connections need to be managed to ensure that all users and applications receive a fair share of network resources."Service providers and legislators alike are looking to advanced network policy control techniques to help manage inherent competition for network resources so that the best possible quality of experience is preserved for the maximum number of subscribers.For more information about network policy management and congestion management techniques or to view Don Bowman's technical paper, please visit www.sandvine.com/customers/cable_providers.asp.ABOUT SANDVINESandvine's network policy control solutions focus on protecting and improving the quality of experience on the Internet. Our award-winning network equipment and software helps DSL, FTTx, cable, fixed 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 service provider customers in more than 80 countries serving hundreds of millions of broadband and mobile data subscribers, Sandvine is enhancing the Internet experience worldwide.FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTSCertain statements in this release constitute forward-looking statements or forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws and are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of such laws. Statements related to potential benefits of, and demand for, Sandvine's products or services including statements with respect to the features and benefits that may be achieved through the use of Sandvine's products or services and the relative position of these products vis-a-vis competitive offerings in the industry are forward-looking statements which are subject to certain assumptions, risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include such factors as rapid technological changes, changes in customer architecture and equipment deployment requirements, the introduction of competing technologies, the risks and uncertainties of new product introductions, dependence on key supplies and other similar factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Sandvine to differ materially from the results, performance, achievements or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements. Sandvine assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACT Sandvine Jennifer Ross +1 519 880 2232 jross@sandvine.com or INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACT Sandvine Rick Wadsworth +1 519 880 2400 ext. 3503 rwadsworth@sandvine.com or AIM NOMAD Canaccord Adams Limited Andrew Chubb +44 0207 050 6500