Sandvine launches Policy Traffic Switch (PTS) 32000

Broadband network solutions vendor Sandvine has launched Policy Traffic Switch (PTS) 32000.

Sandvine claims that this next generation of Policy Traffic Switch is the world’s first 100GE network policy control element in a two rack unit (2RU) form factor.

Telecom operators will benefit as Policy Traffic Switch (PTS) 32000 offers 200 Gbps of throughput with full line-rate inspection; up to 8 Tbps of throughput in a virtual switch cluster to meet the demands of the world’s largest networks; support for up to 60 million concurrent flows; etc.

In addition, it is designed to offer 100GE, 40GE, and 10GE interfaces to accommodate any 100GE migration strategy; suitable for installation at the edge, aggregation layer, or core of the network; support for mixed clustering with existing PTS 22000 and PTS 24000 hardware to simplify 100GE migration for existing Sandvine customers.


Recently, Infonetics Research said that service providers are expecting 100GE ports to grow from 5 percent of their router purchases in 2013 to 30 percent by 2015.

Due to the increased pressure from video and cloud services many operators are re-architecting their metropolitan networks away from a single central super PoP and towards a number of large next-generation central offices made up of 5 to 10 central offices.

The PTS 32000, targeted at the emerging cable and broadband markets, will address the challenges and growth of today’s broadband networks profitably, while meeting consumers’ diverse application and device needs.

The PTS is the backbone of Sandvine’s network policy control solutions, which support a range of use cases for service creation, business intelligence and traffic optimization. Sandvine’s solutions are currently deployed in 6 of the 10 largest cable MSOs in the world, which represent over one-third of global cable subscribers.

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