Wednesday, January 21, 2004
Source Cable & Wireless selects Sandvine Peer-To-Peer Policy Management
Award-winning technology helps MSO preserve subscribers’ online experience, while managing the high cost of file-sharing traffic
Hamilton, Ontario – January 21, 2004: Source Cable & Wireless today announced that Sandvine Incorporated has been selected Source’s Peer-To-Peer (P2P) Policy Management technology partner, to assist in governing the impact of file-sharing traffic on its network.
The 18,000-cable (4500 data) subscriber MSO had witnessed a sharp spike in network and operational costs resulting from the explosive growth of P2P traffic. After a brief, hassle-free deployment, Sandvine was able to hand control of P2P traffic back to Source network managers. Results from live trials were immediate and achieved by adding Peer-To-Peer Policy Management as an organic addition to the broadband provider’s existing infrastructure.
Peer-to-peer file sharing programs like eDonkey, KaZaA and WinMX consume as much as 80 per cent of the available network capacity on residential broadband networks. Service providers using Sandvine technology reduce the impact of file sharing traffic using a number of techniques, including re-directing it along the provider’s least-cost network path.
“Our need to manage file-swapping’s impact in a way that protected our subscribers online experience was central to the decision to choose Sandvine technology,” said Geoff Bartlett, Network Administrator at Source Cable & Wireless. “The Sandvine unit integrates easily with our existing infrastructure, and their approach dramatically improves our ability to control the cost-impact of P2P on the network. At the same time, it respects our QuickclicTM high-speed Internet customers’ expectations of quality and consistency.”
About Sandvine Peer-To-Peer Policy Management
* Sandvine Peer-To-Peer Policy Management has garnered a number of important accolades in recent months, including the 2003 World Communications Award for “Best Technology Foresight,” the 2003 Next Generation Networks “Best of NGN” Award, and Communications Technology Magazine’s 2003 “Readers’ Choice” Award.
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