MetroPCS Goes Live with Bridgewater for 4G LTE

Oct 18, 2010, 08:00 ET from Bridgewater Systems

First Commercial 4G LTE Deployment in North America

CHICAGO, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ - Bridgewater Systems (TSX: BWC), the mobile personalization company, today announced that MetroPCS Communications Inc. has launched the Bridgewater® Home Subscriber Server (HSS) and Policy Controller (PCRF) to deliver 4G LTE services.

News

  • MetroPCS is at the forefront of delivering advanced 4G LTE broadband services such as high-speed video, multimedia and social networking with recent network launches in Las Vegas and Dallas/Fort Worth markets. 
  • Bridgewater is supplying its independent, high performance control plane to manage mobile data traffic, subscribers, devices and applications and personalize services for MetroPCS' 4G LTE network. This includes:
    • The Bridgewater Policy Controller, which supports 3GPP PCRF Release 7, 8 and 9 standards on the same platform, provides real-time network, application, and subscriber policies to manage mobile data growth and deliver personalized services; and
    • The Bridgewater Home Subscriber Server, 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.

Quotes

Ed Chao, Senior Vice President, MetroPCS

"Our move to 4G LTE represents a first step in the transformation of our network, and ultimately a transformation of our business. 4G LTE offers us the opportunity to maintain our low-cost leadership while providing a foundation for delivering new, value-added services that our customers can enjoy today and well into the future. Bridgewater delivered the high performance, independent control plane functionality that we needed in our multi-vendor 4G LTE network, and, as expected, we have been extremely pleased with our HSS and PCRF project deployment."

David Sharpley, Senior Vice President, Bridgewater Systems

"Bridgewater is proud to have our HSS and PCRF products live as they form the core of MetroPCS' 4G LTE control plane. Bridgewater is leading the transformation to 4G with innovative, integrated mobile control plane solutions that can meet the rigorous delivery requirements of service providers as they address exponential demand for advanced mobile Internet services." 

Tags / Keywords

Bridgewater Systems, MetroPCS, LTE, Evolved Packet Core, Home Subscriber Server, HSS, Policy Control, PCRF, Subscriber Data Broker

Links

http://www.metropcs.com/presscenter/articles/mpcs-news-20100929.aspx

http://www.bridgewatersystems.com/2009-News-Releases.aspx?newsid=371

http://www.bridgewatersystems.com/LTE.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 portfolio provides a real-time, unified view of subscribers including entitlements, devices, networks, billing profiles, preferences and context. Anchored by Bridgewater's Subscriber Data Broker™, the portfolio of carrier-grade and standards-based products includes the Bridgewater® Service Controller (AAA), the Bridgewater® Policy Controller (PCRF) and the Bridgewater® Home Subscriber Server (HSS). More than 120 leading service providers including America Movil, Bell Canada, Clearwire, 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

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