Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Sandvine Enters Platinum Vendor Agreement with NCTC
Sandvine selected as preferred vendor for intelligent broadband traffic management solutions
Lenexa, KS, and Waterloo, ON; July 27, 2005 – Sandvine Incorporated, world leader in intelligent broadband traffic management solutions for cable, DSL, wireless, and satellite providers, announced today that it has entered into a Platinum Vendor Agreement with the National Cable and Television Cooperative (NCTC), a programming and hardware buying cooperative. Sandvine is the preferred vendor in intelligent broadband traffic management solutions to over 1,000 independent cable operators representing more than 14 million Internet subscribers in the US.
Sandvine intelligent broadband management solutions address the challenges faced by cable operators represented by NCTC. As more and more IP applications, services, content, and threats come online, there has never been a more critical time for broadband providers to ensure a robust, reliable network for guaranteed service delivery.
“Sandvine’s suite of intelligent broadband management solutions help our members solve business and operational challenges in their networks,” said Mark Bishop, senior vice president of hardware sales at NCTC. “Sandvine’s solutions enable our cable operators to identify business opportunities, reduce operational costs, protect their networks, and ensure subscriber satisfaction.”
“Sandvine is proud to be the newest addition to NCTC’s Platinum Vendors,” said Tom Donnelly, Sandvine executive vice president, marketing and sales. “Sandvine looks forward to strengthening our leadership position in intelligent broadband management solutions with the NCTC membership. We will continue to provide the best products and solutions to NCTC’s cable operators to protect their network, valuable subscriber applications and subscriber quality of experience.”
About NCTC, INC.
NCTC (National Cable and Television Cooperative, Inc.) is a programming and hardware buying cooperative. NCTC represents more than 1,000 independent cable operators, their 6,500 individual systems and more than 14 million subscribers nationwide. Michael L. Pandzik has served as NCTC's President and CEO since the cooperative's inception in 1984. NCTC is based in Lenexa, KS.
By working together to purchase programming, hardware and services, cooperative members strive to keep their businesses competitive and increase value to the subscribers they serve. www.cabletvcoop.org
About Sandvine Incorporated
Sandvine’s award-winning intelligent broadband network equipment helps Internet service providers characterize what really happens on their networks, enabling policies that improve customer satisfaction, reduce operational costs and improve profitability. Sandvine’s application and subscriber-aware solutions empower service providers to take control of P2P traffic, stop the proliferation of destructive worm, DoS and spam trojan traffic and ensure subscriber quality of experience (QoE). With over 100 deployments globally, Sandvine is protecting the Internet experience for millions of broadband subscribers worldwide. www.sandvine.com