Comprehensive broadband control portfolio enabling growth of M2M services
OTTAWA, Feb. 9 /CNW/ - Bridgewater Systems (TSX: BWC), the leader in
intelligent broadband controls, today announced that during 2010 it
surpassed management of more than 10 million devices supporting a range
of machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. Bridgewater enables mobile
operators to offer a variety of M2M services by securely managing M2M
connections on 3G and 4G networks using intelligent broadband controls
such as device service control, dynamic policy control, and device
More than 10 million devices, on a range of worldwide service provider
networks, are supported today by Bridgewater solutions that:
Manage secure device access to 3G and 4G networks;
Model complex device network entitlements such as security requirements,
time-of-day, day-of-week restrictions; and
Meter device usage in real time.
These deployments support numerous M2M applications such as smart meters
for utility companies, automotive infotainment services, in-vehicle
tracking devices, and mobile payment services.
The Bridgewater® Policy Controller/PCRF supports dynamic metering and Quality of Service (QoS) control for
devices. An M2M service provider recently selected Policy Controller
to meter network resource usage on a per-device basis, as part of their
comprehensive M2M service offering to global operators.
The Bridgewater® Service Controller provides device service control (AAA), enabling secure device access to
mobile data networks.
Policy Controller and Service Controller are anchored by Bridgewater's Subscriber Data Broker™, a common subscriber and device identity management platform that
allows operators to model devices and their corresponding network
entitlements in logical groups, with the ability to target individual
devices with unique security or resource requirements.
David Sharpley, Senior Vice President, Bridgewater Systems
"With demand for M2M services expected to grow exponentially, security,
scale, and performance are all key concerns for service providers.
Bridgewater is uniquely positioned to support this new market
opportunity. Our intelligent broadband control portfolio gives service
providers the proven solutions they need to manage device access to
networks securely, model device entitlements, and meter device
consumption of network resources in real time."
Shira Levine, Directing Analyst, Next Gen OSS and Policy, Infonetics
"M2M transactions are expected to well outpace human transactions over
the next several years, which will drive investment in solutions that
can support the high volume micro transactions that are associated with
M2M traffic. Intelligent, real-time policy control solutions that are
capable of supporting that transaction volume will become increasingly
important, as will subscriber and device identity management
capabilities that allow the operator to identify and track the data
sent between devices. Those vendors with a proven track record in
supporting these requirements today are well positioned to support
service providers in capitalizing on the M2M market opportunity."
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Bridgewater Systems, M2M, Machine-to-Machine, WiMAX, Home Subscriber
Server, HSS, Service Controller, AAA, Policy Controller, PCRF, 3G, 4G,
service control, device identity management, intelligent broadband
About Bridgewater Systems
Bridgewater Systems, the leader in intelligent broadband controls,
provides pre-integrated solutions for mobile and converged operators to
transform their networks, optimize mobile data growth, and innovate
with new services. The Bridgewater portfolio of carrier-grade products
includes Service Controller (AAA), Policy Controller (PCRF) and Home
Subscriber Server (HSS), anchored by a common identity and device
management system. More than 150 leading service providers worldwide
leverage Bridgewater to create and deliver profitable services to
consumer, enterprise, cloud and machine markets. For more information,
visit us at www.bridgewatersystems.com.
Meet with Bridgewater at Mobile World Congress 2011, booth 1F47 to learn
more about intelligent broadband control solutions for M2M.
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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
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