Bridgewater solution to support Mobile WiMAX services in 2 Russian cities
OTTAWA, Sept. 22 /CNW/ - Bridgewater Systems (TSX: BWC) today announced
that it is providing Scartel LLC, with a WiMAX service control solution to
support advanced IP services being offered over a Mobile WiMAX network in
Moscow and St. Petersburg. Scartel will deliver mobile Internet access with
speeds of up to 10 MB per second under the brand name Yota. By the end of
2008, Scartel plans to ensure full coverage of these cities and some adjacent
areas in the region, with a total population of more than 20 million.
The Bridgewater service control solution will enable Scartel to support
high performance subscriber management functions such as authentication,
authorization and accounting (AAA) services, and provide a common platform to
accelerate the launch of data services over their WiMAX network.
"We selected Bridgewater Systems because they provide a vendor-neutral
solution that integrates easily with our existing WiMAX IP infrastructure,"
said Dennis Sverdlov, chief executive officer of Scartel. "They also bring
extensive experience in Mobile WiMAX from their numerous engagements with
major service providers and broad interoperability with a range of network
equipment vendor types."
Bridgewater is providing Scartel with an advanced WiMAX service control
solution that includes a common subscriber data management solution to enable
a unified view of subscribers, and accelerate time to market for new services.
The solution features a powerful policy and profile engine that allows Scartel
to control and manage subscriber access to advanced and differentiated
services on a per-subscriber basis. Compliant with the WiMAX Forum's NWG
Stage 3 specification, the Bridgewater(TM) AAA Service Controller provides
extensive support for Mobile WiMAX often not available in legacy AAA servers,
such as support for multiple EAP methods, dual RADIUS/DIAMETER protocol
support, device and subscriber authentication, as well as mobile IP support.
The solution also offers open extensible interfaces, which simplifies
integration and enables seamless collaboration with other systems within
Scartel's network environment.
"Russia is the leading WiMAX market in Europe and Scartel is in a unique
position as it already holds a large number of WiMAX licenses across Russia
and is the first operator in the region to go to market with a Mobile WiMAX
solution," commented Ihsen Fekih, EMEA managing director for Bridgewater
Systems. "The deployment will enable strong competitive advantage, providing
Scartel with the ability to accelerate and de-risk WiMAX service introduction,
and to differentiate, with innovative service models such as over-the-air
provisioning and casual access."
Bridgewater Systems solutions have been selected by more than ten WiMAX
service providers across the globe, including Sprint's new nationwide XOHM
Meet with Bridgewater Systems at WiMAX World October 1-2, 2008,
Scartel LLC has been incorporated in 2007 to provide the mobile services
based upon the cutting edge 4G Mobile WiMAX mobile broadband technology.
Scartel considers mobile services as a base of its business. The company
treats Mobile WiMAX as a tool to deliver such services. Scartel has deployed
its first Mobile WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e-2005) networks in Moscow and
St. Petersburg in the 2.5-2.7 GHz frequency band. By the end of 2008 the
company plans to provide a full network coverage of Moscow region and
St. Petersburg region with total population of more than 20 million. Scartel
is owned by WIMAX Holding Ltd. WIMAX Holding Ltd also owns Scartel Star Lab
(the mobile services RnD center) and More (media content aggregator). Scartel
is headquartered in St. Petersburg with its second office in Moscow. The
company employs 420 staff. See related Scartel press release:
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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 merchandising the subscriber interaction with IP-based
services. More than 100 leading service providers around the globe including
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