Bridgewater Systems Offers Dynamic Session Management for WiMAX



    
    Allows service providers to reduce revenue leakage and create new
    services by controlling simultaneous sessions on a per-subscriber basis
    

    OTTAWA, Sept. 29 /CNW/ - Bridgewater Systems (TSX:BWC) today announced a
dynamic session management solution, which gives WiMAX service providers
greater visibility and management of their WiMAX subscribers and network
resources, by managing the number of simultaneous active sessions per account
or device. This allows operators to reduce fraudulent activity resulting from
multiple, simultaneous subscriber sessions per account on their WiMAX
networks, as well as enabling flexible service offerings.
    Bridgewater's subscriber data management capabilities enable a real time
view of subscribers based on static, dynamic and usage-based data. This allows
service providers to control the number of simultaneous sessions per
subscriber in real time, and enable intelligent decisions about allowing each
session access to the WiMAX network based on dynamic information about the
subscriber, as well as subscriber entitlement information based on their
service plan.
    The Bridgewater session management solution eliminates fraudulent usage
resulting from multiple, simultaneous subscriber IDs accessing the network,
which can lead to revenue leakage and abuse of network resources. The solution
also enables WiMAX service providers to offer subscription plans which allow a
pool of subscribers to access the network sharing a common account. For
instance, a "family plan", or "enterprise plan" might allow a group of
subscribers in a family or business to be registered on the network, but only
allow a subset of them to be active on the WiMAX network at any point in time
in exchange for a different subscription service.
    "Bridgewater's leading dynamic subscriber data management solutions
provide operators vital real-time information on their subscribers and affords
us a unique perspective in deploying dynamic solutions for WiMAX service
providers in developing, and developed markets," said Phil Thrasher, senior
vice president worldwide sales, services and marketing, Bridgewater Systems.
"This new session management solution allows operators to better manage their
WiMAX network in real time, create new service offerings for their
subscribers, while addressing concerns over fraudulent usage of precious
network resources."
    Meet with Bridgewater Systems at WiMAX World October 1- 2, 2008, booth
522. Bridgewater Systems solutions have been selected by more than ten WiMAX
service providers across the globe, including Sprint's new nationwide XOHM
WiMAX Network and Scartel LLC. Bridgewater Systems is a finalist in the
Industry Innovation category of the Best of WiMAX World 2008 Awards, for the
company's Over-the-Air Provisioning Solution for WiMAX.

    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.
www.bridgewatersystems.com

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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
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position of these products vis-à-vis competitive offerings in the industry are
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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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