Telcordia Bandwidth Manager Helps CSPs Drive Profitability in the Race for Mobile Broadband

By Telcordia, PRNE
Sunday, June 6, 2010

New Solution Enables New Policy-based Offers that Increase Revenue, Manage Exponential Network Demand through Personalized Bandwidth Management

PISCATAWAY, New Jersey, June 7, 2010 - Telcordia (, a global leader in the development
of mobile, broadband and enterprise software and services, today announced
the new Telcordia(R) Bandwidth Manager ( to address
the issues of network congestion as the explosive growth in mobile broadband
continues to surge leaving Communications Service Providers (CSPs) struggling
to increase profitability while competing to win in the race for mobile

Bandwidth Manager helps CSPs with first generation network solutions
handle the increase in subscriber and data traffic through second generation
customer-centric bandwidth management. This new solution is a software-based,
standards-compliant, converged Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF),
which integrates with existing networks to define and enforce bandwidth and
charging-related rules for each customer to help CSPs lessen pressure on
increasingly overloaded networks and extract increased revenue streams from
their data services.

"Iconic devices such as the BlackBerry, iPhone and iPads have stimulated
demand for more sophisticated devices," said Sheryl Kingstone, Director,
Enterprise Research group, Yankee Group. "Yankee Group data finds that
between 50 percent and 60 percent of respondents are likely or highly likely
to purchase a smartphone creating exponential demand for mobile broadband.

"The availability of Telcordia Bandwidth Manager is timely for CSPs as
they strive to find more creative ways to price their data and application
services, while also satisfying demand for wireless broadband connections,"
Kingstone added. "Now operators can better monetize their network through
specialized pricing plans coupled with managed bandwidth consumption to
provide differentiated customer experience."

Telcordia Bandwidth Manager enables CSPs to customize services depending
on different market and customer needs, through differentiated, dynamic
tiered plans. CSPs are then able to offer highly targeted policies for these
plans based on the customer's network access, time of day, equipment type,
network congestion status, or a combination of multiple criteria.

"Bandwidth management is essential as mobile broadband becomes the
definitive driver for growth in the mobile market. Bandwidth defines user
experience, and CSPs need to position their data services to deliver a range
of applications with a consistent customer experience," said Pat McCarthy,
Vice President, Service Delivery Solutions Marketing, Telcordia. "Customers
gain the benefits of only paying for the service they need, while CSPs can
manage their network expenditures more effectively and in line with the value
delivered to their customers."

CSPs can boost revenues through plan specialization, targeting exactly
what customers require, while managing bandwidth consumption and
simultaneously ensuring a competitive and differentiated service in a very
tough market. Subsequently, future CAPEX expenditure can be reduced by up to
25 percent as bandwidth is optimized. Telcordia's new solution, which
supports any access type across multiple networks including 3G, 4G and DSL,
helps ensure subscribers get service levels they require for
bandwidth-sensitive application such as video streaming, IPTV and VoIP.

The solution also ensures increased profitability as CSPs evolve to a
two-sided business model to maximize revenue by personalizing bandwidth
offers, enabling real-time usage updates and creating innovative offers where
bandwidth is bundled with the service offer. For example a branded on-demand
video service download could be outside the usage cap creating incentives for
3rd parties to partner with CSPs.

The latest white paper from Telcordia, Mobile Broadband: Surf the
Broadband Wave with a Customer-Centric Business Model (, discusses
why, as broadband access becomes a commodity, CSPs risk becoming unprofitable
bit players unless they quickly transform their business model with
personalized services. It also identifies the major reasons why mobile
broadband's popularity is both an opportunity and a challenge for CSPs. It is
available at

More details about Telcordia(R) Bandwidth Manager are available at For more information
about Telcordia, visit

About Telcordia

Telcordia, a global leader in the development of mobile, broadband and
enterprise communications software and services, enables Communications
Service Providers (CSPs), enterprises, suppliers and government entities to
successfully deploy innovative and advanced services that help our clients
realize operational efficiencies, drive revenue, and maintain a competitive
edge in the new era of services-dominated communications. Telcordia has
globally trusted expertise in software and services to meet the needs of
customers and partners, including, consulting (, service delivery
and charging solutions (,
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and application interconnection (,
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and new technology development ( Telcordia is headquartered
in Piscataway, N.J., with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia,
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