Bridgewater Systems Network Access Control Solution Chosen by Israeli Mobile Operator

    Pelephone to support advanced broadband and roaming services over
    1XEVDO and UMTS networks simultaneously using AAA Service Controller

    BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 12 /CNW/ - Bridgewater Systems (TSX:BWC) announced
today that Israeli mobile operator Pelephone is deploying its AAA Service
Controller as part of their 1xEV-DO and UMTS networks. This best of breed
network access control solution will allow Pelephone to deliver a range of
IP applications across a growing subscriber base and improve support for data
roaming services.
    The Bridgewater Systems(TM) AAA Service Controller, which will replace
Pelephone's existing AAA (authentication, authorization and accounting)
solution, allows the operator to control subscriber access to advanced and
differentiated services across its existing CDMA, 3G (1xEV-DO) networks, and a
new UMTS/HSDPA network planned for launch in 2008.
    "We needed a proven access control infrastructure that provides
carrier-grade performance and scalability to support our future growth," said
Motti Alegresi, wireless data network Manager, Pelephone Israel. "We
recognized the Bridgewater Systems AAA Service Controller as the most scalable
and robust solution of its kind, and one that is widely-deployed and proven
with our key roaming partners around the world."
    "Effective, high performance network access control is key to sustaining
our subscriber's experience and supporting the exciting new data services such
as streaming video that we will be rolling out to this expansion area," he
    Pelephone offers a number of advanced mobile data services, including
BREW-based applications, Push-To-Talk (PTT), location-based services (LBS) and
streaming media applications such as mobile TV. It is also one of Israel's
largest mobile operators with over 500,000 customers accessing advanced data
services via its 3G network, which offers data transfer speeds of up to
2.4 Mbps. These services are expected to be replicated over the UMTS/HSDPA
network alongside a host of new international roaming features to serve the
global UMTS community.
    Pelephone selected the Bridgewater(R) AAA Service Controller as it offers
a future-proof, vendor- and network-neutral access control platform that can
support their evolving network requirements as they expand and introduce new
services. The solution is able to serve multiple access networks
simultaneously allowing Pelephone to leverage a common subscriber management
and access control solution across multiple access technologies. Because the
AAA Service Controller is widely deployed among Tier 1 service providers
around the globe, the Bridgewater solution will be able to support Pelephone's
data roaming requirements.
    "We are delighted to support Pelephone in this exciting phase of their
network development," said Mike Betz, EMEA managing director of sales,
Bridgewater Systems. "In today's environment, visionary service providers such
as Pelephone require solutions that help them provide a first-class subscriber
experience regardless of the access technology."

    About Pelephone

    Pelephone Communications Ltd is a leading cellular communications
provider in Israel, with 2.6 million subscribers. As the nation's first
cellular operator, Pelephone pioneered Israel's cellular communications
revolution, resulting in one of the world's highest market penetrations of
mobile phones. The company has maintained its leadership position by
introducing a leading edge CDMA EVDO Network. Pelephone offers services to its
customers offering a large variety of targeted and innovative content and
services to its subscribers.
    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 90 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.

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