February 13, 2013
Sandvine Unveils PTS 24700 Policy Traffic Switch Hardware Platform
By Shamila Janakiraman
Sandvine (News - Alert) Corporation, a provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, debuted its new Policy Traffic Switch hardware platform, the PTS 24700, featuring optimum processing power.
This new platform works on LTE (News - Alert) and supports traffic classification and policy control on 72-million concurrent flows besides delivering a throughput of 120Gbps per unit.
Don Bowman , CTO, Sandvine said, “Only on a mobile network can one subscriber stream their favorite song while looking up directions to the closest Starbucks, send those directions to a friend, update their Facebook (News - Alert) status based on their new location and make a mobile payment for their latte; all while travelling between cell towers.”
Multi-tasking while on the move makes Policy Traffic Switch optimization necessary to count, measure, manage and act in real time in order to offer enhanced subscriber experience on the network.
“Sandvine’s PTS continues to outperform competing platforms, meeting the rigorous standards of the most sophisticated and highest-quality mobile networks worldwide,” Bowman added.
The technical features of the Sandvine Policy Traffic Switch 24700 include optimum port-density and performance-per-rack unit; carrier-grade reliability including cost-effective n: n+1 redundancy; scalability from 120Gbps per unit for capacity expansion and centralized simple policy management including advanced GUI configuration.
To ensure accurate traffic classification, Sandvine PTS features a comprehensive protocol support for wireless networks including IPinIP, GRE, VLAN, MPLS, MobileIP, EoMPLS, 6rd, Teredo, L2TPv2 and GTP tunnels. It allows implementation of 3GPP PCC standards with easy integration with other network elements.
The Sandvine PTS also features access-agnostic deployment, within LTE, 3G, cable, DSL and converged networks, added officials.
According to Bowman, the processing power of any policy engine should launch and manage offerings like usage-based billing, bolt-on’s, bill shock notifications and family plans. Sandvine’s PTS’s RAM (News - Alert) and torque are well equipped to manage new revenue generation methods.
Recently, Sandvine released Usage Management 4.50, a new version of its Usage Management product, with plug-and-play capabilities to roll out new revenue opportunities including service tiers, roaming notifications, bill shock prevention, family plans, data bundles and bolt-ons.
Edited by Brooke Neuman