Top HSD provider becomes a Sandvine customer
Sandvine said it has signed a contract with a Tier 1 U.S. service provider to supply its 10 Gbps Policy Traffic Switch platform. Along with its deep packet inspection systems (the PTS 14000), Sandvine will supply its Sandvine Reporting Platform, software solutions for Network Demographics, Network Integrity and Intelligent Traffic Management, and software maintenance services.
Sandvine did not identify the company, but it said its new customer has over 5 million residential high-speed Internet subscribers. Cross-referencing with high-speed data (HSD) service subscriber numbers for 2006 from Leichtman Research (see item above) reveals that possible customers include only Comcast, Time Warner Cable, AT&T and Verizon.
With the addition, Sandvine said it now serves seven of the top 20 broadband providers in the U.S., based on subscriber totals.