Bridgewater Systems Accelerates Access to IP Services with Policy-Driven IP Address Management Solution



    Operators can now support data services growth through dynamic management
    of IP address pools based on subscriber context

    BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 13 /CNW/ - Bridgewater Systems (TSX:BWC) today
announced availability of an IP address management solution which improves the
speed with which corporate and consumer customers gain access to IP services,
and provides service providers greater scalability and management for their IP
data services. The solution is currently being deployed with a mobile service
provider in North Asia.
    The need for flexible and high performance management of IP address
resources to enable secure and efficient subscriber access is becoming a key
requirement for service providers offering IP services to a broad range of
subscriber groups, including consumers and enterprises. The Bridgewater(R) IP
address management (IPAM) solution supports the dynamic assignment of IP
addresses with very little latency - thousands of addresses per second -
compared to traditional DHCP-based IP address management schemes. This
improves both the overall scalability of the network, and the subscriber
quality of experience in using the network by giving them access to the
network and applications faster and more efficiently.
    The IPAM solution integrates seamlessly with Bridgewater's carrier-grade
AAA Service Controller, which is compliant with relevant 3GPP and 3GPP2
standards for delivering IP addresses and provides robust RADIUS and Diameter
functionality to meet the scalability, performance and load demands of major
wireless service providers around the world.
    "As the volume of IP services continues to grow, Bridgewater can meet the
demand for high-performance IP address management by the operators and their
customers," said Farshid Mohammadi, vice president, product line management
for Bridgewater Systems. "We believe our carrier-grade solution for managing
access to IP services, as well as our ability to enable a seamless migration
towards a network built around subscriber context and policy-based decisions
will allow operators to excel in servicing subscribers in their markets for IP
services."
    The AAA Service Controller features a subscriber data management
capability that provides a centralized view of subscribers, including the
current state of each subscriber showing when and how they are using the IP
networks. This dynamic subscriber context allows service providers to
determine not only which IP address to assign, but also when to immediately
recover an IP address and reallocate it to other users.
    Because IP addresses are returned to the pool as soon as a subscriber
leaves the network rather than through lease expiration, operators can be
assured the maximum number of IP addresses are available to meet their
corporate customer needs. This allows for flexible policy-based IP address
allocation decisions to be implemented in the network, improving subscriber
service activation responses. In addition, operators are able to centrally
manage how multiple IP address pools are allocated across physical and logical
network boundaries to enable highly flexible management of the allocation
process and a flexible approach to meeting service commitments with dedicated
pools for corporate customers.
    Integrated with the AAA Service Controller, the IP Address Management
solution supports interoperability with other third-party platforms and
applications, allowing operators to maintain existing billing and business
procedures despite the change in how IP addresses are allocated throughout the
network, and enables easy integration into multi-vendor and multi-access
network environments.

    Meet with Bridgewater Systems at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona -
Stand 1G59 Hall 1.

    About Bridgewater Systems

    Bridgewater Systems develops subscriber-centric service control
solutions, including access control and policy management software for fixed,
mobile and converged networks. Using Bridgewater solutions, global service
providers can offer personalized services and experiences to their subscribers
by maintaining a real time policy that controls how subscribers interact with
networks, services, and their devices. Vendor-neutral and access network
agnostic, Bridgewater's carrier-class solutions help global service providers
launch new services faster, target them more accurately, and maximize profits
by creating a decision point that brings dynamic subscriber context to
controlling and merchandizing the subscriber interaction with IP-based
services. More than 90 leading service providers around the globe including
Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel, Bell Mobility and SmarTone-Vodafone trust
Bridgewater's technology to help them deliver world-class services.
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    Certain statements in this release constitute forward-looking statements
or forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities
laws and are made pursuant to the "safe harbour" provisions of such laws.
Statements related to potential benefits of, and demand for, Bridgewater's
products including statements with respect to the features and benefits that
may be achieved through the use of Bridgewater's products and the relative
position of these products vis-à-vis competitive offerings in the industry are
forward-looking statements which are subject to certain assumptions, risks and
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Bridgewater from time to time with Canadian securities regulatory authorities.
Bridgewater assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking
statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or
otherwise.





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