Bye Bye Bill Shock, Hello Data Bundles; Sandvine's Usage Management takes service plan innovation to the next level
(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Waterloo, ON; --Sandvine, (TSX:SVC; AIM:SAND) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today announced it has released the latest version of its turnkey Usage Management product, with plug-and-play capabilities to roll out new revenue opportunities including service tiers, roaming notifications, bill shock prevention, family plans, data bundles and bolt-ons. In addition to traditional usage-based service creation, Sandvine's Usage Management enables unique service innovations such as bundling data access with content purchases from retail outlets.
Since its launch in 2009, Sandvine's Usage Management has been deployed in over 80 service provider networks including those previously announced at Cricket Communications (Jan 2010), Telefonica (April 2011) and Vox Telecom (Nov 2011).
"As mobile networks migrate from 3G to LTE, the need for universal service plans that bridge these technologies is critical," said Don Bowman, CTO, Sandvine. "From prepaid services to postpaid family plans and bolt-ons, tier one operators rely on our speed, accuracy and commitment to standards to roll out new revenue generating services."
Sandvine's Usage Management 4.50 features include:
- Plug-and-play policies that enable rapid definition and deployment of innovative service plans, and individual and shared bundles
- Real-time traffic classification and metering of network applications resulting in accurate billing and revenue leakage prevention
- Turnkey provisioning and integration with existing B/OSS systems using standard interfaces
- Scalability to meet the needs of the smallest and largest networks, of more than 25 million subscribers
- Best-in-class implementation of 3GPP Policy and Charging Control standards in a best-of-breed product
- Proven interoperability with a wide range of solution partners in LTE, 3G, mobile, cable, DSL and converged networks
"Our Usage Management product moves beyond service creation and introduces service innovation," said Mr. Bowman. "The flexibility of our product allows operators to build plans and bundles targeting the unique behaviors of their subscribers. Sandvine's Usage Management helped launch a high speed gaming offer --for leading African operator, Vox Telecom--offering subscribers who purchase a new video game in a retail store, 40GB of additional bandwidth prioritized for gaming. Vox Telecom's critical understanding of the applications on their network drove this innovative service plan, building loyalty with their existing gaming customers and opening the door for future gamers."
For more information on Sandvine's Usage Management, bill shock prevention and data bundles, visit Mobile World Congress booth 5B73 from February 25-28.
ABOUT VOX TELECOM
Vox Telecom Limited is a leading telecoms operator, providing voice and data services to the Southern African market. The Group competes through its primary brands Vox Orion, Vox Datapro, Vox Amvia, @lantic, Vox Telepreneur and Vox Pureview and has offices in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth as well as in Windhoek, Namibia. Vox Telecom, over the past 13 years, has established itself as one of the major players in the telecoms market and is the largest black-owned telecommunications company in South Africa. More information is available at www.voxtelecom.co.za .
Sandvine's network policy control solutions add intelligence to fixed, mobile and converged communications service provider networks to enable services that can increase revenue and reduce network costs. Powered by Sandvine's Policy Engine and SandScript policy language, Sandvine's networking equipment performs end-to-end policy control functions including traffic classification, and policy decision and enforcement across the data, control and business planes. Sandvine's products provide actionable business insight, the ability to deploy new subscriber services and tools to optimize traffic while enhancing subscriber Internet quality of experience.
Sandvine's network policy control solutions are deployed in more than 200 networks in over 85 countries, serving hundreds of millions of data subscribers worldwide, www.sandvine.com
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