Sandvine’s Network Policy Control system paves the way for IPv6 transition
Waterloo, ON; June 6, 2012 –Sandvine, (TSX:SVC; AIM:SAND) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today announced it has successfully completed IPv6 protocol testing with its Policy Traffic Switch (PTS) in a South East Asian DSL network hosting close to two million subscribers.
The explosive growth of web-connected devices has created a need for more IP addresses than are possible with IPv4, thus IPv6 is being introduced. Accordingly, communications service providers worldwide, including those rolling out LTE, are upgrading their networks with IPv6-capable equipment. The migration to IPv6 is imminent, evidenced by the number of major ISPs, content providers and networking equipment manufacturers who are permanently launching IPv6 for their products and services by June 2012.
“We are committed to delivering our customers the products and intelligence they need today, so they can make strategic decisions for tomorrow,” said Tom Donnelly, COO, Sales and Global Services, Sandvine. “Service providers, especially those in Asia, are adding a significant number of new broadband subscribers each year and have a real need to bring IPv6 to their networks. Our platform scales from the smallest to the largest networks worldwide, making us an ideal partner for our customers as they expand and evolve their networks.”
Sandvine offers tools for service providers to analyze their network capabilities of native and transitional IPv6 protocols (such as Teredo and 6RD). Service providers can assess the impact on network operations and on the quality experienced by end users. Sandvine’s PTS provides the measurement and management of IPv4 and IPv6 traffic simultaneously for operators of all access technologies.
Visit Sandvine’s blog tomorrow for an overview of what transpires on World IPv6 Launch 2012.
Sandvine’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.