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[May 16, 2017]

Sandvine's Application Provider Ecosystem Connects Apps with CSPs to Rapidly Enable Application-Specific Plans and Services

WATERLOO, ON, May 16, 2017 /CNW/ - Sandvine, (TSX:SVC) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today revealed details of its Application Provider Ecosystem designed to connect leading applications and content providers with Sandvine's communications service provider (CSP) customers.

Sandvine powers differentiated charging plans for dozens of mobile and fixed operators worldwide, and regularly shines a light on Internet facts, fads, and future trends through the Global Internet Phenomena program. Both of these activities have contributed to forming relationships with many of the world's leading application and content providers.

Sandvine's Application Provider Ecosystem is designed to accelerate the integration of these application and content providers with CSPs to enable mutually beneficial business opportunities such as new subscriber services, sponsored connectivity, revenue sharing agreements or even quality of experience guarantees.

Companies who participate in the Application Provider Ecosystem work directly with Sandvine to ensure that their traffic, even if encrypted, is accurately identified by CSPs. This identification is achieved through integration with Sandvine's network policy control platform via APIs, secure traffic marking, or other techniques.

Sandvine is already working with application and content providers today to deploy these identification approaches. One of the world's largest social networking companies is integrating with Sandvine via an API to ensure its applications are properly zero-rated by select CSPs. Additionally, a leading regional VoIP provider is marking its traffic for Sndvine to ensure that subscribers receive the desired level of quality for the service.

"The interests of both application providers and communications service providers are mutually aligned, but they often have difficulties in forming the relationships needed to reap the potential benefits, or they encounter technical hurdles to a rapid implementation," said Don Bowman, CTO, Sandvine. "One of Sandvine's key differentiators has been rapid service enablement. Our customers have rolled out new application-based plans in as little as a week or two. Our Application Provider Ecosystem extends that differentiation and leverages our extensive experience working with both application providers and communications service providers so that they can develop new business opportunities that not only benefit each other, but – importantly – subscribers as well."

More information about Sandvine's Application Provider Ecosystem is available on Sandvine.com.

ABOUT SANDVINE
Sandvine's network policy control solutions add intelligence to fixed, mobile and converged communications service provider networks, to increase revenue, reduce network costs and improve subscriber quality of experience. Our networking solutions perform end-to-end policy control functions, including traffic classification, policy decision, and enforcement. Deployed as virtualized network functions or on Sandvine's purpose-built hardware, the products provide actionable business insight, and the ability to deploy new consumer and business subscriber services, optimize and secure network traffic, and engage with subscribers.

Sandvine's network policy control solutions are deployed in more than 300 networks in over 100 countries, serving hundreds of millions of data subscribers worldwide. www.sandvine.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain 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 benefits 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; dependence upon key intellectual property and the potential for infringement of the intellectual property rights of others; global economic conditions and uncertainties in the geopolitical environment including the impact of regulation related to the internet and the delivery of internet services and export control regulations. 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, except to the extent required by applicable law.

SOURCE Sandvine


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