Wednesday, July 24, 2013

C Spire Selects Sandvine's Integrated DPI and PCRF Solution

Two weeks ago Sandvine announced its 3GPP complaint PCRF product (here), and now it announces a combined PCRF/PCEF deployment - "..selected by C Spire Wireless, one of the top 10 wireless operators in the U.S., to provide its unified policy control platform. C Spire was one of the 11 new customers that Sandvine won during its second quarter of 2013 .. Typical service plan development and implementation is structured in a rudimentary system where services are defined separately and then stitched together. Sandvine’s open and collaborative approach allows popular use cases like bill shock prevention to be defined and implemented in minutes. Integrating the PCRF and PCEF functions, Sandvine’s unified approach to network policy control extends the reach of service definition and implementation".

As I’ve seen other vendors claiming for PCC deployments by C Spire (See "Who is Using ALU's PCRF?" - here and "C Spire Wireless [US] Deploys Shared Data Plans and BoD with Openwave Mobility" - here) I asked Sandvine what products were actually deployed. 

Sandvine spokesperson confirmed to me that "Sandvine was selected by C Spire to provide them with a unified policy control platform. As part of this deal they have purchased both our Policy Traffic Switch (PTS) and our Service Delivery Engine (SDE)."

C Spire - " the nation's largest privately held wireless communications company, is the only U.S. wireless communications provider that offers customers a personalized wireless experience through apps and content that fit who they are, services that anticipate their needs and rewards that they receive just for using their phone in new ways. The company has nearly 1 million subscribers"

See "Sandvine’s Unified Policy Control Platform Selected By C Spire Wireless" - here.

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