Bridgewater Systems Selected as Vendor for Sprint's XOHM WiMAX Network



    Leading subscriber-centric service control vendor to provide best of
    breed network access control solution for 4G network

    OTTAWA, June 2 /CNW/ - Bridgewater Systems (TSX:BWC) today announced its
selection as the network access control vendor for Sprint's new nationwide
XOHM WiMAX Network. Bridgewater is the incumbent supplier of Authentication,
Authorization and Accounting (AAA) services to Sprint's existing CDMA 3G
network and will now extend its solution to support XOHM as well. Through the
capabilities of the Bridgewater solution, Sprint will be able to provide high
performance network access control, and support open network access services
such as over the air provisioning of devices, subscribers and on-demand
service models, and lawful intercept services.
    "Bridgewater is a valued partner, and has provided extremely reliable
services to us for the CDMA network over the years," said Douglas Smith, chief
technical operations officer, Sprint Nextel. "Their ability to extend the
existing platform to meet our current and planned needs for WiMAX, while still
also servicing our CDMA network, is extremely cost-beneficial."
    By being agnostic to various access technologies as well as
vendor-specific solutions, the Bridgewater solution is able to support a wide
array of access networks and interoperate with multiple network vendor
equipment types from a single platform. Within Sprint, Bridgewater will
provide concurrent support for 3G and 4G networks from a common infrastructure
as Sprint begins to commercially deploy the XOHM WiMAX network in 2008.
    "Bridgewater is pleased that its network access control solution is
expanding within Sprint to enable innovative new 4G services for XOHM
customers, such as light touch provisioning for open access models," said Phil
Thrasher, senior vice president worldwide sales, services and marketing for
Bridgewater Systems. "Already proven in Sprint's network to provide scalable
high performance access control services, our solution is able to interoperate
with a broad range of vendor equipment types providing Sprint with the
flexibility to evolve their network and accelerate time to market for new
services."
    As a principal member of the WiMAX Forum driving standards development
around AAA and policy, Bridgewater is well positioned to bring its insights to
customers to ensure fast deployments. Bridgewater has been selected by nine
WiMAX service providers to provide a range of service control solutions,
underscoring the company's leadership in delivering carrier-grade solutions
that help service providers accelerate and de-risk WiMAX deployments. Fully
compliant with the WiMAX Forum's Network Working Group Stage 3 specification,
the Bridgewater Systems AAA Service Controller provides extensive mobile WiMAX
support often not supported on legacy AAA servers such as device
authentication and mobile IP. The AAA Service Controller also features
concurrent support for RADIUS and Diameter, as well as broad supplemental
authentication protocols such as EAP-TLS and EAP-TTLS. With a common policy
and subscriber profile repository that serves all access networks, service
providers can create a unified view of subscribers, and realize operational
efficiencies by eliminating the need to re-provision subscribers as new access
technologies such as WiMAX are introduced.

    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
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    Forward Looking Statements

    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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For further information: Media Contacts: Mi liberty, Claudette Cameron,
+44 207 751 44 44, ccameron@miliberty.com; Greg Perry, (770) 919-7366,
gperry@miliberty.com; Camber Communications (Asia Pacific), Kevin Foo, +65
6333 0231, kevin.foo@cambercommunications.com; Investor Relations Contacts:
The Equicom Group Inc., Vanessa Beresford, (416) 815-0700 ext 227,
vberesford@equicomgroup.com; Bridgewater Systems, Kim Butler, Chief Financial
Officer, (613) 591-9104 ext 6023, kim.butler@bridgewatersystems.com

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