Sandvine said it received more than $7 million in expansion orders from a Tier 1 North American cable operator, a customer for more than five years.

These network policy control purchases include the Sandvine Policy Traffic Switch (PTS) and Network Analytics software suite to bring insight into network usage and to optimize network management decision-making by making available detailed quality metrics on real-time entertainment.

Network Analytics can project long-term trends in consumer experience and resource utilization, Sandvine explained, allowing operators to better predict subscriber usage, and thus where to best allocate resources and spending.

Sandvine’s Network Policy Control is an integrated hardware and software system that gives service providers access to data that can enable a myriad of solutions, such as fair-use management policies, tailored tiered service plans and network security safeguards.