Openet and Sandvine, a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for cable, DSL, FTTx, fixed wireless and mobile operators, announced a partnership in 2009 to bring a network policy control and charging solution to broadband and wireless network providers.

This comprehensive combined experience will enable operators to reduce churn, increase ARPU, and improve customer service through deployment of a dynamic business control layer that is both service and subscriber-aware. This combined offering enables solutions such as fair usage, service passes, roaming controls and much more. The Openet-Sandvine’s pre-integrated, joint solution has been successfully and cost-effectively deployed in a North American wireless provider network in 2009.

Sandvine offers its customers a sophisticated end-to-end network policy control solution that allows service providers to accurately understand and optimize network performance and provide policy enforcement to address congestion, add new services, mitigate malicious traffic and enhance their subscriber’s quality of experience.

The advantage to integrating Openet and Sandvine products is interoperability of the policy control, policy management and charging layers, which enable operators to quickly add new services and enhance customer service. This is especially important as networks begin to move beyond 3G into 4G and LTE territory. With this progression, the types of services that they support will rely heavily on service personalization in order to be profitable for carriers and valuable to subscribers.

About Sandvine

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 80 countries serving hundreds of millions of broadband and mobile data subscribers, Sandvine is enhancing the Internet experience worldwide. For more information about Sandvine, please visit: http://www.sandvine.com and learn more about their solutions.

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