Global ISPs utilizes Sandvine LTE Solutions

Sandvine, a provider of intelligent broadband network
solutions for fixed and mobile operators, announced it is working with global
Internet service providers to prepare their networks for upcoming 4G LTE
rollouts.

Sandvine’s network
policy control solution for LTE Evolved Packet Core enables operators to
address the challenges of unifying disparate technologies within a common
access-agnostic policy framework that supports desired service and billing
models.

According to the Global mobile Suppliers Association
(GSA), twenty operators commercially launched LTE networks within USA, Europe
and Asia, with a total of 208 operators in 80 countries now investing in
LTE.

 

Currently, Sandvine is working with four of its national
mobile carrier customers on LTE initiatives, one in each major geographic
region: North America, South America, Europe and Asia, to demonstrate its
traffic monitoring/management, usage management and service creation
capabilities within LTE architectures of interoperable multi-vendor
components.

Given the increased bandwidth capabilities of LTE over
3G, operators are deploying flexible billing options and differentiated speed
and quota based tiers to their subscribers.

As part of the LTE standards, systems must be compatible
with IPv6 addressing.  This accelerates the network migration from IPv4 to
IPv6, which gained momentum with the depletion of available IPv4
addresses.

Sandvine’s Policy Traffic Switch (PTS) product fully
supports IPv6, and allows monitoring and management of IPv4 and IPv6 traffic
simultaneously, on fixed, mobile or converged networks. The PTS supports
stringent mobile requirements, such as high volumes of subscribers with dynamic
IP traffic flows, ranging from 10Gbps to 480 Gbps throughput, and up to 270
million concurrent flows.

It features market-leading signalling performance
handling more than five times the rate of its competitors for new session
rates, and for 3GPP standard Diameter signalling to policy provisioning (PCRF)
and online and offline charging systems. These capabilities make it the ideal
component within LTE networks for dynamic policy decision and enforcement.

Sandvine is excited to be supporting the evolution of
our customers’ networks to LTE,” said Don Bowman, CTO, Sandvine. The
breadth of our policy control portfolio supports the operational efficiencies
of all-IP LTE deployments.  With our integrated system we can leverage
application, subscriber, topology and congestion awareness to enable a wide
range of usage-based services for the mutual benefit of operators and subscribers.”

 

By TelecomLead.com Team
editor@telecomlead.com