Saturday, May 19, 2012

DPI Deployments [149]: i wireless Manages Bandwidth Hungry Subscribers

3 months ago, Sandvine announced ClearSky Technologies (a managed services provider to regional wireless carriers) as a customer for its DPI products (see "ClearSky, Nex-Tech Wireless [USA] Use Sandvine" - here). A recent announcement by ClearSky shows one of the deployments (although it does not mention the DPI gear supplier).

ClearSky announced "the signing of a multi-year agreement with Iowa Wireless Services, LLC (dba i wireless) for Total Traffic Manager (TTM) .. i wireless, along with many other rural carriers, has been challenged with the need to increase data capacity to satisfy a small number of bandwidth-hungry users, which is not cost effective. ClearSky’s TTM will allow i wireless to manage their existing network resources more efficiently while increasing revenue from newly conceived data plans based on subscriber usage trends".

Maggie Squires (pictured), i wireless Director of Marketing said: “The popularity of video streaming and peer-to-peer file sharing sites can quickly tax a carrier’s resources, and cause a major inconvenience to the remaining subscribers who are left with congested airwaves. ClearSky’s TTM allows us to assign policies on data traffic in a way that promotes fair allocation of resources while retaining the extreme heavy users, thus providing excellent service for all our subscribers and avoiding the high cost of additional capacity

According to Sandvine, the policy manager typically used in these deplyoments is Sandvine's own policy manager.

See "i Wireless Chooses ClearSky for Traffic and Policy Management and Renews Long-term Contract" - here.

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