Sandvine announced that it has successfully integrated its network policy control platform with Google’s Mobile Data Plan Sharing API.
Launched last year, Google’s Mobile data plan API enables operators to share mobile data information with an application, in order to optimize the user’s experience.
When implemented, Google’s Mobile Data Plan Sharing API allows applications to adapt their behavior based on factors like the subscriber’s plan type, quota limits, and current network experience, which is all information that can be provided by Sandvine’s platform. These adaptations improve the overall subscriber experience for the optimized applications and help eliminate the need for manual data management by subscribers. For example, an application may defer downloading an update if the subscriber's data balance is low or delay downloads until off-peak hours when data may be zero-rated.
According to Sandvine, the integration with Google’s Mobile Data Plan Sharing API aligns with Sandvine’s Application Provider Ecosystem, which allows application and content providers to work directly with Sandvine to ensure accurate traffic recognition, secure charging integration, usage reconciliation, identity management, and fraud prevention.