Vodafone Iceland Joins the Increasing List of Incumbent Carriers Adopting Allot Technology

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allot Communications (NASDAQ:ALLT), a leader in IP service optimization solutions based on deep packet inspection (DPI), today announced that Vodafone Iceland has been using the Allot service optimization solution to deliver a highest Quality of Experience (QoE) to both residential and corporate subscribers.

Vodafone Iceland is a multi-play service provider, offering mobile, fixed, Internet and data services. After complaints from subscribers regarding Internet performance, Vodafone's operations team realized they needed to respond quickly to avoid any long term repercussions. They had tried assessing the phenomena using existing monitoring tools, but were unable to pin-point the source of the problem. "We were puzzled with the under-performance of our two international submarine links despite a costly investment to increase bandwidth by 50% each year," said Palmi Sigurdsson, Network Manager at Vodafone Iceland.

After consulting with RanTek A/S, which has many years of experience optimizing networks with similar challenges, Vodafone engaged their professional consulting team to perform a thorough analysis using the Allot NetEnforcer as the key tool to pin-point the source of the problem. Vodafone Iceland deployed Allot's NetEnforcer devices on their peering links and utilizing the DPI-based real-time monitoring. They soon determined the traffic surges were caused by a relatively small number of heavy users, consuming vast quantities of bandwidth for recreational use. Reports generated by the Allot NetXplorer Reporter confirmed P2P applications were responsible for 60% of inbound traffic, and 80% of outbound traffic.

Vodafone's operations were able to rapidly deploy policies to alleviate the congestion and guarantee the maximum QoE to all subscribers on the network at all times. "We deployed the NetEnforcer device in one morning and less than an hour later, not only could we chart that 80% of the congesting traffic was P2P, but the traffic policy we activated instantly gave our on-line gamers and business users very high Quality of Experience," added Sigurdsson.

The Allot solution was initially selected for its ability to be rapidly deployed and for the strong network troubleshooting tools of the NetXplorer. It was also discovered that Allot's superior ability to handle asymmetric traffic meant that the peering links could be optimized with half the number of devices of its nearest competitor. After initial deployment, Vodafone noted a dramatic fall in performance-related calls to the help desk. An additional benefit of the deployment came in the form of inputs from bandwidth-sensitive subscribers such as on-line gamers, who reported a significant increase in satisfaction with their service.

Looking to the future, Vodafone Iceland plans to use the Allot solution to implement a range of new products and services, such as quota-based SLAs and VAS (value-added services).

"Vodafone's immediate improvement of customer QoE raises customer satisfaction, and their increased network efficiency reduces the very costly strategy of increasing bandwidth by 50% a year", said Rami Hadar, CEO and president, Allot Communications. "Moreover, Vodafone's plans to increase revenues by leveraging on Allot's Quota Management feature will provide them with intelligent billing on per user and per application basis. And our Service Gateway features will enable the introduction of new value added services that will also contribute to Vodafone's top line growth."

About Vodafone Iceland

Vodafone Iceland is a multi-play service provider offering mobile phone, fixed, internet and data services. Vodafone Iceland focuses on the needs of its customers and offers a wide portfolio of products to both individuals and companies. Vodafone Iceland is a key player on the Icelandic telecom market and the Vodafone mobile network covers 98% of populated areas in Iceland as well as most of the main tourist areas. Vodafone Iceland has a unique relationship with Vodafone Group, being the only single brand Vodafone company not owned by the Vodafone Group. Vodafone Group Plc is the world's leading mobile telecommunications company, with a significant presence in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the United States through the Company's subsidiary undertakings, joint ventures, associated undertakings and investments. For more information please visit www.vodafone.is and www.vodafone.com.

About RanTek

RanTek A/S is a Value Creating Distributor of network, storage and security products and services on the growing IT market in Scandinavia. In co- operation with leading resellers and integrators, RanTek concentrates their business on large and medium size companies, the government and services providers in Scandinavia. The head office of RanTek is located in Randers, Denmark, with sales offices located in Oslo, Norway and Stockholm, Sweden.

About Allot Communications

Allot Communications (NASDAQ:ALLT) is a leading provider of intelligent IP service optimization solutions. Designed for carriers, service providers and enterprises, Allot solutions apply deep packet inspection (DPI) technology to transform broadband pipes into smart networks. This creates the visibility and control vital to manage applications, services and subscribers, guarantee quality of service (QoS), contain operating costs and maximize revenue. Allot believes in listening to customers and provides them access to its global network of visionaries, innovators and support engineers. For more information, please visit www.allot.com.

Allot Communications Ltd. Safe Harbor Statement

Information provided in this press release may contain statements relating to current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about future events that are "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements generally relate to the Allot's plans, objectives and expectations for future operations, including expected performance characteristics of the Service Gateway platform, the timing of general commercial availability and revenues to be generated from future sales of the Service Gateway platform, and are based upon management's current estimates and projections of future results or trends. Actual future results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties. These factors include, but are not limited to, those discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" in Allot's annual report on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Source: Allot Communications

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