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P-Cube notches deployments for P2P controller

Sun, 04/13/2003 - 8:00pm
Jeff Baumgartner

P-Cube Inc. said it has scored deployments with a cable operator and a DSL service provider for its peer-to-peer control system.

The service providers — SingTel, a Singapore-based DSL company and Telenor Avidi, a cable operator based in Norway — will use P-Cube's software/hardware combo to rein in network congestion and costs created by growing amounts of P2P traffic on their respective broadband networks.

Instead of throwing more bandwidth at P2P problems, P-Cube's system, the company claims, can keep costs in check while not overly limiting or restricting P2P usage. The core of P-Cube's platform is a programmable service engine that detects, analyzes and controls IP traffic.

P-Cube is one of several P2P control companies to emerge with systems designed to help operators to unclog P2P network congestion. Others in this area include Allot Communications, Ellacoya Networks, Packeteer Inc. and Sandvine Inc.

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