Bridgewater Unveils Comprehensive LTE Product Suite

Smart subscriber, service and policy controls enable service providers to rapidly trial and launch LTE

CHICAGO, Sept. 14 /CNW/ - Bridgewater Systems (TSX: BWC), the mobile personalization company, today unveiled its comprehensive Long Term Evolution (LTE) product suite. New products generally available include the Bridgewater(R) Home Subscriber Server and Policy Controller which are both anchored by Bridgewater's Subscriber Data Broker(TM) and are fully compliant with the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Release 8 Standards. Several global trials with major service providers are in the planning and implementation stages with an expanded partner and interoperability ecosystem also announced today.

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    -   Bridgewater's new products for the LTE Evolved Packet Core (EPC) draw
        on the company's extensive experience with Tier 1 service providers
        and market leadership in subscriber, service, and policy control
        solutions optimized for the demands of mobile data. The products are
        fully compliant with 3GPP Release 8 standards for LTE and include:

        -  The Bridgewater Home Subscriber Server (HSS), a master repository
           that contains subscriber and device profile and state information,
           and manages subscriber identities, service profiles,
           authentication, authorization, and quality of service in real
           time. The HSS federates data from existing Home Location Registers
           and other databases for service parity and network migrations. It
           is undergoing extensive interoperability testing with leading
           Mobility Management Entity (MME) solution providers.

        -  The market leading Bridgewater Policy Controller (PCRF) provides
           smart network, application, and subscriber policies that allow
           service providers to manage mobile data growth and deliver
           personalized services. Extensive interoperability testing with
           leading Servicing and Packet Data Network Gateway solution
           providers is underway.

        -  Inter-working with non-3GPP networks such as WiFi, EVDO and WiMAX
           is supported by an optional Authorization, Authentication and
           Accounting (3GPP AAA) module. It ensures seamless mobility and
           service portability across different networks.

        -  Bridgewater's Subscriber Data Broker provides a common subscriber
           data management platform that brings together rich, dynamic
           subscriber data with the sophisticated tools to broker that data
           to multiple systems and applications to personalize services.

    -   The LTE product suite is available in several flexible deployment
        options:

        -  The Bridgewater(R) EPC 500 is an integrated system which includes
           the Bridgewater Home Subscriber Server and Policy Controller on a
           single hardware platform. It allows service providers to quickly
           and cost-effectively engage in lab trials and limited network
           deployments and can scale as services grow.

        -  The Home Subscriber Server and the Policy Controller are available
           as stand-alone, single purpose systems that can easily integrate
           with other components of an EPC network.

    -   It enables service providers to:

        -  Implement smart subscriber, service, and policy controls to manage
           the complexities of exponential mobile data traffic growth, and
           millions of subscribers, devices, and applications;

        -  Rapidly launch LTE trials and early deployments using a fully
           integrated and tested EPC system which includes both the HSS and
           PCRF;

        -  Ensure seamless network evolution through centralized control
           across all mobile access technologies including LTE, GSM/HSPA,
           CDMA/EVDO, WiMAX, Wi-Fi and Femtocells. This allows service
           providers to optimize and seamlessly offload mobile data traffic
           and applications across different networks, as well as enable
           service portability; and

        -  Introduce LTE-ready controls in 3G networks to ensure a smooth
           evolution.
    

Quotes

Dr. Philip Marshall, Senior Research Fellow, Yankee Group

"LTE represents a significant opportunity for service providers to not only increase network capacity and bandwidth but to also dynamically control and manage mobile traffic, subscribers, applications, and devices. Bridgewater's innovative approach to the LTE Evolved Packet Core allows service providers to take control and deliver a better and more personalized subscriber experience."

David Sharpley, Senior Vice President, Bridgewater Systems

"Bridgewater's standards-based and multi-vendor approach to the LTE Evolved Packet Core, and our deep experience in control plane transformations, is truly unique in the industry. The combination of the Bridgewater Home Subscriber Server, Policy Controller and Inter-working capabilities, coupled with our flexible deployment options, allows service providers to rapidly and cost-effectively trial, launch, and scale LTE deployments."

Visit Bridgewater Systems at 4G World, Meeting Room 835, September 15-18, 2009 at McCormick Place in Chicago to learn more about our innovative solutions for 4G LTE and WiMAX. Join Bridgewater's David Sharpley, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Product Management for a discussion on the "Open Mobile Network Business Opportunity" on September 17th at 2:00 PM.

Tags/Keywords

Bridgewater Systems, LTE, Home Subscriber Server, HSS, Policy Controller, PCRF, AAA, 3GPP, Evolved Packet Core

Links

http://www.bridgewatersystems.com/LTE.aspx

http://www.bridgewatersystems.com/Home-Subscriber-Server.aspx

http://www.bridgewatersystems.com/Policy-Controller.aspx

About Bridgewater Systems

Bridgewater Systems, the mobile personalization company, enables service providers to efficiently manage and profit from mobile data services, content and commerce. The company's market leading mobile personalization suite provides a real-time, unified view of subscribers including entitlements, devices, networks, billing profiles, preferences and context. Anchored by Bridgewater's Subscriber Data Broker(TM), the portfolio of carrier-grade and standards-based products includes the Bridgewater(R) Service Controller (AAA), the Bridgewater(R) Policy Controller (PCRF) and the Bridgewater(R) Home Subscriber Server (HSS). More than 140 leading service providers including America Movil, Bell Canada, Clearwire, Cox, Hutchison Telecom, Iusacell, Scartel, SmarTone-Vodafone, Sprint, Tata Teleservices, Tatung, Telmex, Telstra, and Verizon Wireless use Bridgewater's solutions to rapidly deliver innovative mobile services to over 150 million subscribers. For more information, visit us at www.bridgewatersystems.com.

Bridgewater, Bridgewater Systems, the Bridgewater Systems logo, WideSpan, Smart Caps, myPolicy, and Subscriber Data Broker 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.

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For further information: For further information: Joanne Steinberg, Bridgewater Systems, joanne.steinberg@bridgewatersystems.com, Tel: (613) 591-9104 extension 2032, Mobile: (613) 884-8831; James Cook, MS&L North America, james.cook@mslworldwide.com, (416) 967-3702

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