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February 5, 2013

Sandvine’s Usage Management takes service plan innovation to the next

WATERLOO, ON, Feb. 5, 2013 /CNW/ – Sandvine, (TSX:SVC; AIM:SAND) a leading provider of intelligent broadband
network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today announced it
has released the latest version of its turnkey 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. In addition
to traditional usage-based service creation, Sandvine’s Usage
Management enables unique service innovations such as bundling data
access with content purchases from retail outlets.

Since its launch in 2009, Sandvine’s Usage Management has been deployed
in over 80 service provider networks including those previously
announced at Cricket Communications (Jan 2010), Telefonica April 2011 and Vox Telecom (Nov 2011).

“As mobile networks migrate from 3G to LTE, the need for universal
service plans that bridge these technologies is critical,” said Don
Bowman, CTO, Sandvine. “From prepaid services to postpaid family plans
and bolt-ons, tier one operators rely on our speed, accuracy and
commitment to standards to roll out new revenue generating services.”

Sandvine’s Usage Management 4.50 features include:

        --  Plug-and-play policies that enable rapid definition and
            deployment of innovative service plans, and individual and
            shared bundles
        --  Real-time traffic classification and metering of network
            applications resulting in accurate billing and revenue leakage
        --  Turnkey provisioning and integration with existing B/OSS
            systems using standard interfaces
        --  Scalability to meet the needs of the smallest and largest
            networks, of more than 25 million subscribers
        --  Best-in-class implementation of 3GPP Policy and Charging
            Control standards in a best-of-breed product
        --  Proven interoperability with a wide range of solution partners
            in LTE, 3G, mobile, cable, DSL and converged networks

“Our Usage Management product moves beyond service creation and
introduces service innovation,” said Mr. Bowman. “The flexibility of
our product allows operators to build plans and bundles targeting the
unique behaviors of their subscribers. Sandvine’s Usage Management
helped launch a high speed gaming offer–for leading African operator, Vox Telecom–offering subscribers who
purchase a new video game in a retail store, 40GB of additional
bandwidth prioritized for gaming.  Vox Telecom’s critical understanding
of the applications on their network drove this innovative service
plan, building loyalty with their existing gaming customers and opening
the door for future gamers.”

For more information on Sandvine’s Usage Management, bill shock
prevention and data bundles, visit Mobile World Congress booth 5B73 from February 25-28.

Vox Telecom Limited is a leading telecoms operator, providing voice and
data services to the Southern African market. The Group competes
through its primary brands Vox Orion, Vox Datapro, Vox Amvia, @lantic,
Vox Telepreneur and Vox Pureview and has offices in Johannesburg,
Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth as well as in Windhoek,
Namibia. Vox Telecom, over the past 13 years, has established itself as
one of the major players in the telecoms market and is the largest
black-owned telecommunications company in South Africa. More
information is available at www.voxtelecom.co.za.

Sandvine’s network policy control solutions add intelligence to fixed,
mobile and converged communications service provider networks to enable
services that can increase revenue and reduce network costs. Powered by
Sandvine’s Policy Engine and SandScript policy language, Sandvine’s
networking equipment performs end-to-end policy control functions
including traffic classification, and policy decision and enforcement
across the data, control and business planes.  Sandvine’s products
provide actionable business insight, the ability to deploy new
subscriber services and tools to optimize traffic while enhancing
subscriber Internet quality of experience.

Sandvine’s network policy control solutions are deployed in more than
200 networks in over 85 countries, serving hundreds of millions of data
subscribers worldwide, www.sandvine.com

Certain statements in this release which are not historical facts
constitute forward-looking statements or forward-looking information
within the meaning of applicable securities laws (“forward-looking
statements”) and are made pursuant to the “safe harbour” provisions of
such laws. Statements related to the scope of deployment of Sandvine’s
products by a specific customer, the potential revenue opportunity with
any particular customer or in any market segment, the benefit’s of
Sandvine’s products and services to be realized by customers,
Sandvine’s market position, future opportunities, product development
plans and demand for Sandvine’s products and services are forward
looking statements, as are any statements relating to future events,
conditions or circumstances. Readers are cautioned not to place undue
reliance upon any such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking
statements involve both known and unknown risks and uncertainties that
may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Sandvine
to differ materially from the results, performance, achievements or
developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  
These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, changes in
internal deployment strategies or plans by specific customers; the
growth of broadband internet usage and levels of capital spending on
broadband network management systems; the timing of orders and
manufacturing lead times; changes in customer order patterns or
customer mix; insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; increased
competition in the broadband network equipment industry; dependence on
the timely development and market acceptance of new product offerings
and standards; rapid technological and market change; manufacturing and
sourcing risks including dependence on key suppliers and key
technologies; dependence upon indirect channel sales and resellers; 
factors such as business and economic conditions and growth trends in
the broadband network equipment industry and in various geographic
regions; global economic conditions and uncertainties in the
geopolitical environment including the impact of regulation related to
the internet and the delivery of internet services. Forward-looking
statements are based on management’s current plans, estimates,
projections, beliefs and opinions, and Sandvine does not undertake any
obligation to update forward-looking statements should assumptions
related to these plans, estimates, projections, beliefs and opinions


SOURCE Sandvine Incorporated

Video with caption: “Video: Sandvine Senior Product Manager Said Zaghloul describes Sandvine’s Usage Management Product”. Video available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPLUzNJJOjs&feature=youtu.be

Image with caption: “Application-based tiers that appeal to subscribers driven by applications they use, price certainty and a sense of personalization (CNW Group/Sandvine Incorporated)”. Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130205_C3100_PHOTO_EN_23294.jpg

Image with caption: “Sandvine customer, Vox Telecom offers subscribers who purchase a new video game in a retail store, 40GB of additional bandwidth prioritized for gaming. (CNW Group/Sandvine Incorporated)”. Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130205_C3100_PHOTO_EN_23295.jpg

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