Bridgewater Systems Offers Wholesale Solution for WiMAX Service Providers



    
    Enables wholesale/retail business models based on extensive MVNO and
    WiMAX solutions
    

    OTTAWA, Sept. 29 /CNW/ - Bridgewater Systems (TSX:BWC) today announced a
wholesale solution for WiMAX service providers who wish to leverage their
investment in 4G infrastructure with a comprehensive wholesale offering to
MVNO and other third-party operators. With this Bridgewater solution, WiMAX
service providers can enable third-party operators to offer branded services
over their WiMAX network, while managing the complexity of subscriber
management functions such as authentication, authorization and accounting on
their behalf.
    The Bridgewater solution supports multiple wholesale/retail business
models simultaneously in fixed and mobile WiMAX deployments.

    
    -   Wholesale service providers can support their own retail subscriber
        services.
    -   They can also offer a comprehensive wholesale solution including
        subscriber data management to third-party MVNOs to enable branded
        service offerings without the need for the MVNO to invest in their
        own dedicated infrastructure. In this example, the wholesale operator
        can host subscriber management functions on behalf of the MVNO,
        including authentication, authorization and streaming of accounting
        records for billing reconciliation.
    -   For those MVNOs who prefer to manage their own subscribers, the
        wholesale operator can provide a WiMAX-compliant front end that
        supports WiMAX-specific subscriber management requirements. As a
        result, these service providers can leverage their own subscriber
        management infrastructure but do not need to invest in upgrading to
        meet stringent WiMAX requirements for EAP, mobile IP and other
        functions such as lawful intercept.
    

    Bridgewater's unique subscriber data management capabilities provide a
common platform to support wholesale and retail operators as they manage their
own subscriber databases, with full support for Service Level Agreements,
self-administration by retail operators and proven interfaces to charging
systems.
    Bridgewater leverages its carrier-class Authentication, Authorization and
Accounting (AAA) Service Controller to manage all proxy capabilities for
access to the WiMAX network. The high performance proxy support provided by
the Bridgewater solution masks the complexity of WiMAX between operators, and
ensures that retail subscribers can be properly identified across distributed
databases, with full security ensured and accounting records maintained.
    "Bridgewater has a track record in supporting wholesale models in
traditional dial networks and is building on this experience to support
similar business models for 4G service providers," said Phil Thrasher, senior
vice president worldwide sales, services and marketing, Bridgewater Systems.
"Given our leadership in providing solutions that enable a range of WiMAX
services, operators look to Bridgewater to help them evolve their business
models to embrace new revenue-generating opportunities with other service
providers."
    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

    Bridgewater, Bridgewater Systems and the Bridgewater Systems logo are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Bridgewater Systems Corporation. All
other company, product names and any registered and unregistered trademarks
mentioned are used for identification purposes only and remain the exclusive
property of their respective owners.

    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
uncertainties. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such
statements. Risk factors that may cause the actual results, performance or
achievements of Bridgewater to differ materially from the results,
performance, achievements or developments expressed or implied by such
forward-looking statements can be found in the public documents filed by
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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