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KPY Networks selects Sandvine to manage the impact of file sharing traffic

Award-winning P2P Policy Management will help Finnish ISP reduce network costs, protect subscriber experience

Kuopio, Finland and Waterloo, Ontario; May 12, 2004 - KPY Networks today announced that it has selected Sandvine Peer-To-Peer Policy Management to enhance the online experience for its Internet customers.

The popularity and resilience of peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing applications continues to challenge European service providers. P2P applications generate more than 70% of all residential Internet traffic in Finland, causing increased network costs and threatening to degrade the overall broadband experience for KPY's subscribers.

The 12,000 broadband subscriber ISP had witnessed a sharp spike in network costs resulting from P2P traffic and was looking for a transparent and subscriber-friendly way to address it. Results from live trials were immediate and achieved by deploying Sandvine Peer-To-Peer Policy Management as an organic addition to the KPY's existing network infrastructure.

"Sandvine's approach has allowed us to create traffic policies that minimise the cost of supporting file sharing traffic on our network whilst  maintaining the best possible online experience for our subscribers," said Timo Hopponen, Data Network Manager for KPY Networks. "We were looking for a solution that would help us maximise our existing infrastructure investments and prepare us to stay ahead of changes in this rapidly-evolving technology environment. Sandvine Peer-To-Peer Policy Management meets our needs perfectly."

Located in Kuopio, Finland, KPY is the largest of 37 regional telephone operators that make up the Finnet group.

About KPY Networks Ltd.

KPY Networks Ltd. is the network operator of the Kuopio Telephone Company, a local Telephone company located in Kuopio, Finland. KPY Networks Ltd. is acting closely with other Finnet Companies and Finnish Operators to provide a full set of tailored telecommunication solutions in their region. The basis of KPY Networks Ltd. operations is their robust regional network providing data , internet and telephony services. For more information, please visit http://www.kpypalvelut.fi.

About Sandvine

Sandvine's award-winning network equipment helps broadband service providers better manage the growing burden of peer-to-peer (P2P) activity while protecting subscribers and preserving the overall Internet experience. Sandvine Peer-to-Peer Policy Management* helps service providers take control of P2P traffic, stop the proliferation of destructive worm code and achieve new operational efficiencies. Sandvine products are protecting the Internet experience for millions of broadband subscribers worldwide. To find out more, visit Sandvine online at www.sandvine.com.

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