Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Sandvine expands customer footprint in Canada and Latin America
Seaside Communications and TV Cable Select Sandvine Network Demographics Management
Waterloo, Ontario; June 15, 2005 – Sandvine Incorporated, world leader in intelligent broadband management solutions, announced today the addition of two new cable customers. Seaside Communications, leader in emerging technologies and cable Internet applications on Canada’s east coast, and TV Cable, the largest broadband provider in Ecuador, have selected Sandvine’s Network Demographics Management to monitor and protect subscribers and applications.
Sandvine’s award-winning solutions empower broadband service providers with tools to understand subscriber behavior, protect valuable applications such as VoIP and gaming from malicious attacks (worms, spam trojan, DoS, and DNS attack traffic), differentiate services, and ensure subscriber quality of experience (QoE).
As service providers grow their networks and offer differentiated IP services, cable operators such as Seaside and TV Cable need visibility into their traffic to maximize network resources for subscribers and their applications.
“As we add more subscribers to our network who make greater demands for new applications, we need to accommodate by offering the best possible online experience,” said Shane Ferguson, Director of Network of Operations, Seaside Communications. “We chose Sandvine’s intelligent broadband management solution so we can ensure subscribers continue to experience high quality of service on their most valued applications.”
“TV Cable prides itself on offering the best quality of service to its cable customers,” said Derek Caney, Chief Technology Officer, TV Cable. “Sandvine’s tools help us understand our subscribers’ online behavior so we can ensure that we continue offering them the applications that they want at the quality they have come to expect.”
“With increased competition for differentiated services, it’s no longer enough to offer basic Internet access; service providers need to ensure their subscribers’ overall quality of experience,” said Tom Donnelly, executive vice president, marketing and sales, Sandvine Incorporated. “Sandvine empowers service providers with tools to understand, package and manage their services and their subscribers experience.”
Sandvine’s award-winning intelligent broadband network equipment helps broadband service providers characterize what really happens on their networks, enabling policies that improve customer satisfaction, reduce operational costs and improve profitability. Sandvine’s application and subscriber-aware solutions empower service providers to take control of P2P traffic; stop the proliferation of destructive worm, DoS, and spam trojan traffic; and ensure subscriber quality of experience (QoE). With over 100 deployments worldwide, Sandvine is protecting the Internet experience for more than 20 million broadband subscribers worldwide. To find out more, visit Sandvine online at www.sandvine.com.
ABOUT SEASIDE COMMUNICATIONS
Seaside Communications is Nova Scotia’s digital cable and high-speed cable Internet provider. Seaside is proud to provide emerging technologies and applications in cable Internet to Atlantic Canadians. Seaside Communications’ also provides coverage with its three satellite operations in Nova Scotia.
ABOUT TV CABLE ECUADOR
TV Cable initiated cable television services in 1988, and has since grown to cover the 12 largest cities in Ecuador. Through affiliated companies within the Corporate Group, broadband access, leased line and carrier services are offered to both the residential and corporate markets. Telephone services will also be added in the second semester of this year.