Leading North American Service Provider Selects Bridgewater HSS for LTE

By Bridgewater Systems, PRNE
Monday, May 16, 2011

Bridgewater to Power Policy-Enabled Service Control Across 4G LTE Network

AMSTERDAM, May 17, 2011 - Bridgewater Systems (TSX: BWC), the leader in intelligent broadband
controls, today announced that a leading mobile operator serving 35 states in
the U.S. has selected the Bridgewater Home Subscriber Server (
www.bridgewatersystems.com/Home-Subscriber-Server.aspx) (HSS) for its
LTE Evolved Packet Core (EPC) deployment. A Bridgewater customer since 2005,
this service provider currently deploys Bridgewater service control and
application policy solutions in its existing 3G network. With this new
implementation, Bridgewater extends its footprint to support the new 4G


- This service provider will deploy the Bridgewater HSS to manage LTE
service control functions, such as authentication and authorization, which
ensure secure subscriber access to LTE data services. As part of this
deployment, the HSS will integrate with the existing subscriber data
management system using open, standards-based interfaces.

- With Bridgewater's LTE solution, this service provider can:

- Deploy a best-of-breed HSS solution that features a robust policy
engine for rich authentication and authorization services in the LTE Evolved
Packet Core;

- Leverage Bridgewater's broad interoperability to support a multi-vendor
LTE implementation that spans numerous network elements and legacy databases;

- Protect its investment in the company's subscriber data management

- Support future IMS services with a common HSS platform serving LTE
Evolved Packet Core and next generation IP services.

- The Bridgewater(R) Home Subscriber Server (HSS) is the master
repository in the LTE Evolved Packet Core that contains subscriber and device
profile and state information, and supports authentication, authorization and
mobility management functions in LTE. The Bridgewater HSS supports broad
multi-vendor interoperability using standards-based interfaces with all major
network equipment vendors. Fully compliant with 3GPP Release 8 standards,
with interfaces and performance requirements designed and tested for
multi-vendor environments, it supports standardized LTE and IMS interfaces.


David Sharpley, Senior Vice President, Bridgewater Systems

"This customer's choice of Bridgewater for their 4G network validates our
product leadership and our unique ability to enable both the transformation
to LTE and IMS services. Our ability to integrate with the existing
subscriber data management system, coupled with our extensive mobile packet
core interoperability, provides significant value, flexibility and a
time-to-market advantage for them as they deploy advanced mobile broadband
services to their customers."

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Bridgewater Systems, Home Subscriber Server, HSS, LTE, 4G, intelligent
broadband controls, LTE World Summit



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 www.bridgewatersystems.com.

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

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    For further information:
    Ann Hatchell
    Bridgewater Systems
    +1-613-591-9104 extension 2030


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