Enables flexible support of prepaid services based on time and usage
LAS VEGAS, NV, March 31 /CNW/ - Bridgewater Systems (TSX: BWC) today
announced the availability of a WiMAX prepaid service control solution which
allows service providers to seamlessly support prepaid data services for WiMAX
subscribers. The solution builds on Bridgewater's leadership in
3GPP2-compliant prepaid solutions, and the company's broad set of WiMAX
solutions designed to help service providers accelerate the introduction and
support of new services, including on-demand services.
The Bridgewater(R) solution allows service providers to offer multiple
types of WiMAX prepaid services including time and usage prepaid quotas based
on a range of parameters such as bytes, downloads and messages. The solution
can detect usage quota breach conditions, enabling the service provider to
offer self-service "top up" capabilities before accounts are depleted, thereby
improving service continuity and reducing the potential for revenue leakage.
The WiMAX prepaid service control solution allows WiMAX service providers
to offer on-demand prepaid services immediately, with support planned for
policy and charging control (PCC), a standards-based online charging
initiative currently being finalized within the WiMAX Forum. The solution
supports RADIUS session-based accounting with planned support of RADIUS
flow-based accounting as the market matures with industry support for multiple
types of rating methodologies.
The WiMAX prepaid service control solution is provided by the Prepaid
Integrator, an optional module for the Bridgewater Systems(TM) AAA Service
Controller, the company's industry-leading WiMAX service control solution.
Proven in numerous service provider networks including tier 1 WiMAX
deployments, the AAA Service Controller offers broad interoperability for a
range of prepaid billing platforms and mixed network environments.
"Prepaid support is a critical capability, enabling WiMAX service
providers to compete with existing 2.5 and 3G broadband services, by offering
services that appeal to under-served user segments who would not typically
subscribe to regular monthly subscription plans," said Farshid Mohammadi, vice
president product line management at Bridgewater Systems. "Bridgewater's
industry-leading WiMAX service control solutions are being implemented in
large-scale WiMAX deployments and trials around the world, enabling service
providers to accelerate and de-risk WiMAX deployments, and differentiate with
on-demand services such as prepaid offerings."
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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.
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