Integrated solution enables zero-touch provisioning and management of
OTTAWA and EDISON, NJ, June 16 /CNW/ - Bridgewater Systems (TSX:BWC) and
Mformation(R) Technologies Inc. today announced the integration of MFORMATION
SERVICE MANAGER(TM) with the Bridgewater Systems(TM) service control and
subscriber data management solution. Through this integration, WiMAX operators
will be able to automatically detect, provision and manage WiMAX devices over
the air using industry-standard IP and OMA DM protocols, thereby reducing
service introduction costs, enabling new flexible supply channels for WiMAX
devices, and immediate subscriber access to WiMAX services. This integrated
solution is being implemented with a tier-1 WiMAX service provider in North
"WiMAX brings to subscribers an unprecedented freedom to choose the
devices they want and to buy them where they prefer. For WiMAX operators, the
choice in subscriber devices translates to the need to manage a higher number
of devices that cannot be pre-provisioned by the operator," commented Monica
Paolini, founder and president of Senza Fili Consulting. She added, "We also
expect that new subscribers will want to activate service as they plug in
their device, without calling the operator or visiting its store, and expect
the process to be transparent and fast."
WiMAX services promise to enhance the mobile Internet, allowing users
broadband access to advanced data applications and personal content from
anywhere on any WiMAX-enabled device. MFORMATION SERVICE MANAGER for WiMAX
enables mobile operators and service providers to remotely activate,
configure, diagnose, update, secure and manage WiMAX-capable devices through
all phases of their lifecycle, ensuring a seamless service experience for
The Bridgewater(R) solution features a real-time subscriber data
management capability which can share dynamic data such as location, presence,
IP address, roaming status, and registration status with MFORMATION SERVICE
MANAGER. This dynamic subscriber context enables the device management
platform to configure and upgrade the device with a zero-touch operation for
both new and existing subscribers, reducing operating expenses and
accelerating service adoption.
"Bridgewater enjoys a solid reputation for proven interoperability with a
broad range of vendors, and is committed to building a rich WiMAX ecosystem
that enables our customers to deploy best-of-breed solutions," said Farshid
Mohammadi, vice president product line management for Bridgewater Systems.
"The combination of Mformation's market-leading device management capabilities
with Bridgewater's carrier-grade service control solution provides a scalable
approach to provisioning and managing the wide array of devices that will be
connected to WiMAX networks."
"Mobile device management and subscriber data management platforms are
critical enablers of a seamless subscriber experience in an increasingly
complex mobile environment that includes WiMAX and other next generation
IP-based networks," said Matt Bancroft, Mformation chief marketing officer.
"The integration of the Bridgewater Systems service control solution and
MFORMATION SERVICE MANAGER is a critical step in ensuring the success of new
WiMAX-based device and service initiatives at our mobile operator and service
provider customers around the world."
When new WiMAX devices register with the network, MFORMATION SERVICE
MANAGER detects the new device and calls the Bridgewater solution to resolve
the device IP identity. The Bridgewater solution then provides key subscriber
information to Mformation's OMA DM-based device management server, triggering
over-the-air activation, provisioning and management of the service on the
device. Subsequent device management activities, such as firmware updates, are
also supported. The Bridgewater solution allows MFORMATION SERVICE MANAGER to
register those devices that require updates, monitors when these devices
access the network in real time, and notifies MFORMATION SERVICE MANAGER to
initiate an automatic update. The integration provides a scalable means of
initiating any provisioning or management actions with any WiMAX device on the
network and facilitates the seamless management of a wide range of devices
over WiMAX and other all-IP networks.
Meet with Bridgewater Systems at WiMAX Forum Global Congress, Amsterdam,
June 17-18, 2008 - Stand 2.43. For more information on the Bridgewater
solution, click here
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 100 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.
Mformation Technologies Inc. is the leading global provider of mobile
device management (MDM) technology, offering a complete solution that enables
mobile operators to rapidly accelerate their data revenues and reduce support
costs. Mformation's award-winning MFORMATION SERVICE MANAGER(TM) suite is the
most complete, flexible and integrated mobile device management software
solution in the industry, providing solutions for OMA DM-based provisioning
and configuration, FOTA management, application management, diagnostics,
security management, enterprise management and customer experience monitoring.
MFORMATION SERVICE MANAGER(TM) received the 2007 GSM Association's award
for "Best Service Delivery Platform" and was a finalist for the 2008 CTIA
E-Tech award in the 4G-Service Management category. Mformation's platform has
been licensed to leading operators in Asia, Australia, Europe and North
America including Bell Mobility, Sprint, T-Mobile, Telefsnica, Telus and
Vodafone. Mformation is headquartered in Edison, New Jersey with offices
around the globe. Mformation is a privately held company funded by Battery
Ventures, Carmel Ventures, Intel Capital (NASDAQ: INTC), North Bridge Venture
Partners, QuestMark Partners, Visa International and Wasatch Advisors Inc.
Contact Mformation on the Web at www.mformation.com.
Mformation and the Mformation logo are registered trademarks, and
Mformation Service Manager is a trademark of Mformation Technologies, Inc.
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