Press release from Marketwire
Content Caching Deployments Double Over Past Six Months
Thursday, October 14, 2010
WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 14, 2010) -
Attention Technology Editors
Sandvine, (TSX:SVC)(AIM:SAND) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for cable, DSL, FTTx, fixed wireless and mobile operators, today announced that within the past six months the Sandvine-PeerApp pre-integrated content caching solution has doubled its deployments and is now being used in 11 service provider networks serving over two million cable and DSL subscribers worldwide.
"Increasingly, people are seeking on-demand entertainment through their Internet connection," said Tom Donnelly, EVP sales and marketing, Sandvine. "YouTube states that users watch more than two billion videos a day. With that kind of appetite for streaming video and rich media, operators are deploying caching solutions to maintain the best quality of experience for users across their networks. Sandvine helps by making those solutions scale more efficiently."
Transparent Internet caching is a sophisticated traffic optimization tool that targets popular file transfers such as Internet video (YouTube, Metacafe, etc.) by temporarily storing the content locally, on a service provider network. When that content is requested again by any other subscriber, the cache satisfies the request from its temporary storage, eliminating data transfer through expensive transit links and reducing network congestion. It can also serve the file or video four to ten times faster than a traditional Internet link.
"A transparent caching solution generally saves 20 to 30 percent of transit link and circuit costs for a typical operator," said Frank Childs, PeerApp's vice president of marketing. "By pre-integrating and pre-packaging this solution with Sandvine, our customers can quickly and easily attach it to the network, begin saving money immediately and improve their service quality to their subscribers."
The Sandvine-PeerApp integrated transparent caching solution leverages Sandvine's Policy Traffic Switch (PTS) detailed protocol identification capabilities to reduce overall solution capex. Sandvine ensures that only the relevant traffic is cached within PeerApp's UltraBand product that focuses on multi-service, multi-protocol caching for video and download services.
Sandvine has a proven Solutions Partner Ecosystem with numerous complementary technology vendors, such as PeerApp, that offer service providers a suite of pre-integrated joint solutions designed to rapidly deploy new services, improve subscriber retention and enhance subscriber online quality of experience.
All Sandvine customers referred to above were won in previous quarters together with PeerApp as part of a technology partnership that began in 2008.
With service provider customers in over 80 countries serving hundreds of millions of fixed and mobile subscribers, Sandvine is enhancing the Internet experience worldwide. For more information on Sandvine's platform, products, partners and applications visit us at Cable Tech Expo in New Orleans, #2033 or www.sandvine.com.
ABOUT PEERAPP LTD
PeerApp (www.peerapp.com) is the leading provider of transparent Internet caching solutions that enable network operators to manage content delivery, lower operating costs, and enhance subscriber Quality of Experience (QoE).
Sandvine'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.
Certain 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.
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