Canada’s Eastlink Selects Sandvine’s PCRF to Drive VoLTE Deployment

Sandvine, a global provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, has announced that Eastlink, Canada’s largest family-owned and operated telecommunications provider, has deployed Sandvine’s Policy Charging and Rules Function (PCRF) to help enable and assure quality of its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) deployment.

Sandvine’s PCRF, called the Service Delivery Engine, enables a number of VoLTE specific use cases, including guaranteed quality of service (QoS) for voice calls. Additionally, when deployed as part of a complete Sandvine network policy control solution, the additional network intelligence gained enables Sandvine’s PCRF to offer a number of additional use cases for operators including measurement of Quality of Experience (QoE) for both VoLTE and over-the-top (OTT) services.

“As part of Eastlink’s ongoing commitment to deliver the best possible wireless experience, our VoLTE deployment provides our customers with exceptional call quality and significantly faster call connection times,” said Matthew MacLellan, President of Eastlink Wireless.“Sandvine’s PCRF will play a key role in ensuring our customers enjoy a superior experience when making VoLTE calls.”

Sandvine’s network policy control solutions add intelligence to fixed, mobile and converged communications service provider networks, to increase revenue, reduce network costs and improve subscriber quality of experience.

The company’s networking solutions perform end-to-end policy control functions, including traffic classification, policy decision and enforcement. Deployed as virtualized network functions or on Sandvine’s purpose built hardware, the products provide actionable business insight, and the ability to deploy new consumer and business subscriber services, optimize and secure network traffic, and engage with subscribers.

Sandvine’s network policy control solutions are deployed in more than 300 networks in over 100 countries, serving hundreds of millions of data subscribers worldwide.