Bridgewater Systems enters into agreement to provide select LTE system components to MetroPCS in 2010
Date: Wed, 12/16/2009 - 15:56
Bridgewater Systems, the mobile personalization company, announced that MetroPCS Communications Inc. the nation's leading provider of unlimited, flat-rate, no signed contract wireless communications service, has selected its LTE product suite including the Bridgewater® Home Subscriber Server and Policy Controller, both anchored by Bridgewater’s Subscriber Data Broker™ for its 4G LTE network.
MetroPCS has selected Bridgewater’s 3GPP Release 8 compliant LTE product suite for the launch of LTE broadband services planned for the second half of 2010.
For the rollout of the service, MetroPCS will deploy the Bridgewater Home Subscriber Server (HSS), 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.
The company will also deploy the market leading Bridgewater Policy Controller (PCRF) which provides smart network, application, and subscriber policies to manage mobile data growth and deliver personalized services.
Bridgewater’s Subscriber Data Broker provides a common subscriber data management platform that brings together rich, dynamic subscriber data with the sophisticated tools to broker that data to multiple systems and applications to personalize services.
The LTE product suite features extensive, multi-vendor interoperability to provide service providers with network deployment flexibility and accelerate the evolution to 4G.
Ed Ogonek, CEO at Bridgewater Systems, said: “we are delighted that MetroPCS, a leader in the evolution to LTE, has selected the Bridgewater Home Subscriber Server and Policy Controller for its 4G service launch. This competitive selection is a strong market validation of Bridgewater’s unique approach to LTE and deep expertise and leadership in control plane transformations.”