Bridgewater Continues WiMAX Momentum and Receives USDA Rural Utility Service
Acceptance

WiMAX wins accelerate broadband services to over 500 rural communities

CHICAGO, Sept. 14 /CNW/ - Bridgewater Systems (TSX: BWC), the mobile personalization company, today announced that it has been selected by four U.S-based WiMAX(TM) service providers to accelerate the launch of 4G broadband services to over 500 un-served and underserved communities across rural America. The company also announced that it has received the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development acceptance for the Bridgewater(R) Service Controller including the Prepaid Integrator Module, the Bridgewater(R) Policy Controller, and Bridgewater's Subscriber Data Broker(TM).

News

    
    -   Four U.S. WiMAX service providers are deploying the market leading
        Bridgewater(R) Service Controller to accelerate the commercial launch
        of broadband services such as high-speed Internet access, Voice over
        IP, and video streaming to over 500 un-served and underserved
        communities.

    -   The Bridgewater Service Controller (AAA) authorizes and authenticates
        subscribers and provides critical accounting functions. It is fully
        compliant with the WiMAX Network Working Group Stage 3 specification
        and includes advanced features such as over-the-air provisioning,
        support for casual usage business models, and lawful intercept
        requirements. Leading WiMAX service providers including Sprint,
        Scartel, Tatung, and Global Mobile have selected Bridgewater to
        rapidly launch WiMAX services.

    -   The WiMAX solution enables service providers to:

        -  Rapidly deliver services and reduce costs through over-the-air
           provisioning of subscribers, devices, and on-demand service
           models.

        -  Deliver innovative, personalized services to attract and retain
           subscribers including casual usage based on time or volume, pre-
           paid, and post-paid services.

        -  Meet regulatory requirements such as Lawful Intercept.

    -   The company has received USDA Rural Development acceptance from the
        USDA Rural Utility Service for the Bridgewater Service Controller
        including the Prepaid Integrator Module, the Bridgewater Policy
        Controller, and Bridgewater's Subscriber Data Broker. This acceptance
        enables U.S. service providers to take advantage of a federal rural
        broadband funding program when deploying Bridgewater's solutions for
        rural residential, business, and community broadband wireless
        services.

    -   A total of $7.2 billion in grants and loans are being made available
        by the U.S. Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and
        Information Administration (NTIA) and the USDA's Rural Utilities
        Service to accelerate the deployment of broadband infrastructure
        services in areas of the country that have been without high-speed
        infrastructure.
    

Quotes

David Sharpley, Senior Vice President, Bridgewater Systems

"President Obama's multi-billion dollar broadband stimulus package provides rural service providers with an enormous opportunity to accelerate high-speed wireless broadband access and services to un-served and underserved communities. Bridgewater's WiMAX solutions are being deployed by numerous WiMAX service providers worldwide, including new rural deployments in the U.S."

Visit Bridgewater Systems at 4G World, Meeting Room 835, September 15-18, 2009 at McCormick Place in Chicago to learn more about our innovative solutions for 4G LTE and WiMAX. Join Bridgewater's David Sharpley, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Product Management for a discussion on the "Open Mobile Network Business Opportunity" on September 17th at 2:00 PM.

Tags / Keywords

Bridgewater Systems, Rural Utility Service, WiMAX, Service Control, AAA, Subscriber Data Management, Subscriber Data Broker, Mobile Personalization

Links

http://www.usda.gov/rus/telecom/index.htm

http://www.bridgewatersystems.com/WiMAX.aspx

http://www.bridgewatersystems.com/Service-Controller.aspx

http://www.bridgewatersystems.com/Assets/Downloads/Whitepapers/WiMAXCommercialLaunch.pdf

About USDA Rural Development

USDA Rural Development's mission is to increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life for rural residents. Rural Development has invested more than $90 billion since 2001 for equity and technical assistance to finance and foster growth in homeownership, business development, and critical community and technology infrastructure. More than 1.7 million jobs have been created or saved through these investments. Further information on rural programs is available at a local USDA Rural Development office or by visiting USDA's web site at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov.

About Bridgewater Systems

Bridgewater Systems, the mobile personalization company, enables service providers to efficiently manage and profit from mobile data services, content and commerce. The company's market leading mobile personalization portfolio provides a real-time, unified view of subscribers including entitlements, devices, networks, billing profiles, preferences and context. Anchored by Bridgewater's Subscriber Data Broker(TM), the portfolio of carrier-grade and standards-based products includes the Bridgewater(R) Service Controller (AAA), the Bridgewater(R) Policy Controller (PCRF) and the Bridgewater(R) Home Subscriber Server (HSS). More than 140 leading service providers including America Movil, Bell Canada, Clearwire, Cox, Hutchison Telecom, Iusacell, Scartel, SmarTone-Vodafone, Sprint, Tata Teleservices, Tatung, Telmex, Telstra, and Verizon Wireless use Bridgewater's solutions to rapidly deliver innovative mobile services to over 150 million subscribers. For more information, visit us at www.bridgewatersystems.com.

Bridgewater, Bridgewater Systems, the Bridgewater Systems logo, WideSpan, Smart Caps, myPolicy, and Subscriber Data Broker are trademarks or registered trademarks of Bridgewater Systems Corporation. All other company, product names and any registered and unregistered trademarks mentioned are used for identification purposes only and remain the exclusive property of their respective owners.

"WiMAX," the WiMAX Forum logo, "WiMAX Forum Certified" and the WiMAX Forum Certified logo are trademarks of the WiMAX Forum.

SOURCE BRIDGEWATER SYSTEMS

For further information: For further information: Joanne Steinberg, Bridgewater Systems, joanne.steinberg@bridgewatersystems.com, (613) 591-9104 extension 2032, Mobile: (613) 884-8831; James Cook, MS&L North America, james.cook@mslworldwide.com, (416) 967-3702

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