Bridgewater Joins MultiService Forum to Extend World Class LTE Interoperability

By Bridgewater Systems, PRNE
Monday, May 16, 2011

Announces Participation in MSF's 2011 Voice-over-LTE Event Enabling Next-Generation Services

AMSTERDAM, May 17, 2011 - Bridgewater Systems ( (TSX: BWC), the
intelligent broadband controls company, today announced that the company has
joined the MultiService Forum (MSF) and will participate as a Silver level
sponsor in the first-ever MSF/GSMA VoLTE (Voice over LTE) Interoperability
Event in September 2011. Participation in this 2011 event follows
Bridgewater's successful participation at the 2010 Global MSF LTE
Interoperability event, and showcases the company's leadership and commitment
to LTE interoperability.


- Backed by the GSMA as part of its VoLTE initiative, the event will be
hosted by MSF and mobile operators Vodafone and China Mobile in the Vodafone
Test and Innovation Centre in Dusseldorf, Germany, and the China Mobile
Research Institute Laboratory in Beijing, China.

- Bridgewater's intelligent broadband control solutions, including
Bridgewater Policy Controller/PCRF ( and Bridgewater
Home Subscriber Server (HSS) (, will be part
of this interoperability showcase at both locations in Dusseldorf and

- A key objective of the testing is to validate the GSMA's technical
recommendations for IMS-based VoLTE. Test scenarios include VoLTE basic
interoperability, roaming and interconnection, non-LTE Access to EPC (e.g.
GERAN/UTRAN), handover/relocation and Self Organizing Networks (SON).

- Bridgewater's participation in the 2011 event follows the company's
successful participation at the Global MSF LTE Interoperability Event in
March 2010, where Bridgewater:

- Demonstrated successful interoperability with numerous network
equipment vendors. For a list of participants, see:

- Set up the first end-to-end LTE data session using real network
elements and commercial data cards


David Sharpley, Senior Vice President, Bridgewater Systems

"As a member of MSF, Bridgewater's participation in this prestigious 2011
event reflects our commitment to LTE interoperability. We already offer the
broadest set of LTE control plane interoperability with major equipment
vendors, which ensures our customers can leverage a multi-vendor LTE
deployment strategy. Our participation in this global event will ensure
Bridgewater remains at the forefront of LTE interoperability as new services
such as VoLTE are developed, piloted and launched."

Kyu-Ouk Lee, MSF President

"The MSF VoLTE Interoperability event reflects the MSF's commitment to
carrier-driven interoperability events that validate key emerging standards
and technologies, including key network interfaces that ensure multi-vendor
deployment strategies for LTE/EPC/IMS technology. We are delighted that
Bridgewater is participating at the 2011 event."


About the MSF

The MultiService Forum ( is a global association
of service providers, system suppliers and test equipment vendors committed
to developing and promoting open-architecture, multiservice Next Generation
Networks. Founded in 1998, the MSF is an open-membership organization
comprised of the world's leading telecommunications companies. The MSF's
activities include developing Implementation Agreements, promoting worldwide
compatibility and interoperability of network elements, and encouraging input
to appropriate national and international standards bodies. VoLTE vendors
GENBAND, Huawei and ZTE sponsor the MSF Interoperability event. To learn more
about the MSF VoLTE IOT and find out how to participate in this event please
visit the VoLTE webpage at

About Bridgewater Systems

Bridgewater Systems, the leader in intelligent broadband controls,
provides pre-integrated solutions for mobile and converged operators to
transform their networks, optimize mobile data growth, and innovate with new
services. The Bridgewater portfolio of carrier-grade products includes
Service Controller (AAA), Policy Controller (PCRF) and Home Subscriber Server
(HSS), anchored by a common identity and device management system. More than
150 leading service providers worldwide leverage Bridgewater to create and
deliver profitable services to consumer, enterprise, cloud and machine
markets. For more information, visit us at

Bridgewater Systems is a Bronze Sponsor at LTE World Summit, May 17-19,

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.

Tags / Keywords

Bridgewater Systems, LTE, VoLTE, Voice over LTE, MSF, MultiService Forum,
Next Generation Networks, GSMA, IOT, Home Subscriber Server, HSS, Policy
Controller, PCRF, LTE World Summit

For further information: Contact: Ann Hatchell, Bridgewater Systems, ann.hatchell at, +1-613-591-9104 extension 2030

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