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Press release from CNW Group

Sandvine expands its wireless reach

Monday, February 27, 2012

Sandvine expands its wireless reach07:00 EST Monday, February 27, 2012ClearSky Technologies and Nex-Tech Wireless deploy Network Policy ControlWATERLOO, ON, Feb. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Sandvine, (TSX:SVC; AIM:SAND) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today announced that it is bringing its Network Policy Control solutions to ClearSky Technologies, a provider of hosted and managed mobile data solutions for 80 wireless carriers serving eight million subscribers, and Nex-Tech Wireless, a North American wireless operator.  These Sandvine customers were announced within the past six months.Network Policy Control has become an integral part of wireless networks and operators worldwide are choosing Sandvine's solutions to meet the growing demands on resources. A core application of Network Policy Control is Usage Management, a product that tailors data plans that go beyond basic quota-based services to include device-based service packages such as unlimited email, web browsing, social networking, BlackBerry® service and unlimited smartphone tethering."Nex-Tech Wireless provides cutting-edge technology including data and mobile services," said Johnie Johnson, President and CEO for Nex-Tech Wireless. "Sandvine's Usage Management product will enable us to continue exceeding our customer's expectations by offering targeted data plans that meet the needs of our subscribers both locally and nationwide."Sandvine's Network Policy Control solutions integrate with ease making them attractive to companies such as ClearSky, who host over 80 wireless carriers across North America. Solutions include Sandvine's Network Analytics, to help gain insight into network trends and actual subscriber usage.   Within Network Analytics, the Real-Time Entertainment Dashboard quantifies subscriber Quality of Experience (QoE) using metrics such as start latency, buffer stalls and resolution downshifts due to lack of bandwidth."Adding Sandvine products and solutions to our technical repertoire broadens our managed services offering for carrier customers and will help ensure the best experience for subscribers across North America," said Bill Poellmitz, ClearSky President & CEO.  "Sandvine's Real-Time Entertainment dashboard will enable us to deliver the tools and features our clients need for valuable insight into actual subscriber metrics.""We are proud to work with leading-edge companies like ClearSky Technologies and Nex-Tech Wireless to implement Network Policy Control solutions," said Tom Donnelly, COO, Sales and Global Services, Sandvine. "We are the only Network Policy Control vendor with a usage management product that can easily integrate with backend operational systems, allowing our customers to quickly roll out rich data service plans and derive high value in record time."For more information on Sandvine and its products, visit Mobile World Congress booth 2H57 from Feb 27-March 1.For more information on ClearSky and its services suite, email info@csky.com to set up a meeting at Mobile World CongressABOUT CLEARSKY TECHNOLOGIESFor more than a decade, ClearSky Technologies has been a leader in providing mobile data solutions for regional wireless carriers, enabling them to compete effectively with national carriers such as AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. ClearSky's powerful array of products and services includes Multi-Generation SMS, MMS and mobile Internet gateway, along with P-SMS and carrier-branded content portals. Headquartered in Orlando, ClearSky currently provides mobile data services to more than 80 wireless operators serving 8 million subscribers across the Americas. For more information, visit www.csky.com.ABOUT NEX-TECH WIRELESSNex-Tech Wireless, a subsidiary of Rural Telephone, Golden Belt Telephone and Mutual Telephone, is a premiere wireless provider offering high-tech wireless solutions to residents in 40 counties of central and western Kansas as well as local coverage to 4 counties in Colorado. Nex-Tech Wireless focuses on providing its customers cutting edge technology including data and mobile services, as well as the latest wireless equipment and competitive wireless plans that provide nationwide coverage. For more information, visit www.nex-techwireless.com or call 877-621-2600.ABOUT SANDVINESandvine'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. FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTSCertain statements in this release which are not historical facts constitute forward-looking statements or forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws ("forward-looking statements") and are made pursuant to the "safe harbour" provisions of such laws. Statements related to the scope of deployment of Sandvine's products by a specific customer, the potential revenue opportunity with any particular customer or in any market segment, the benefit's of Sandvine's products and services to be realized by customers, Sandvine's market position, future opportunities, product development plans and demand for Sandvine's products and services are forward looking statements, as are any statements relating to future events, conditions or circumstances. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve both known and unknown risks and uncertainties 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.   These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, changes in internal deployment strategies or plans by specific customers; the growth of broadband internet usage and levels of capital spending on broadband network management systems; the timing of orders and manufacturing lead times; changes in customer order patterns or customer mix; insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; increased competition in the broadband network equipment industry; dependence on the timely development and market acceptance of new product offerings and standards; rapid technological and market change; manufacturing and sourcing risks including dependence on key suppliers and key technologies; dependence upon indirect channel sales and resellers;  factors such as business and economic conditions and growth trends in the broadband network equipment industry and in various geographic regions; global economic conditions and uncertainties in the geopolitical environment including the impact of regulation related to the internet and the delivery of internet services. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current plans, estimates, projections, beliefs and opinions, and Sandvine does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements should assumptions related to these plans, estimates, projections, beliefs and opinions change.For further information: MEDIA CONTACT Sacha DeGroot Sandvine +1 519 880 2232 sdegroot@sandvine.com INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACT Rick Wadsworth Sandvine +1 519 880 2400 ext. 3503 rwadsworth@sandvine.com AIM NOMAD Andrew Chubb/Simon Bridges Canaccord Genuity Limited +44 0207 050 6500