Global Mobile selects Bridgewater for WiMAX
Date: Wed, 10/28/2009 - 18:52
Bridgewater Systems, the mobile personalization company, announced that Global Mobile, Taiwan’s leading 4G operator, is deploying the Bridgewater® Service Controller and Policy Controller to deliver mobile multimedia services to consumers and enterprises. The solutions are being delivered in collaboration with CommVerge Solutions, a leading network services company in the Asia Pacific region
Global Mobile is deploying Bridgewater’s market leading WiMAX™ solutions in the northern region of Taiwan to deliver services such as mobile Internet, mobile TV, interactive media services, digital audio, and mobile advertising. The company plans to launch commercial services in the Hsinchu area before the end of 2009, and extend coverage to the Taipei area in 2010.
Bridgewater’s WiMAX solutions are enabling Global Mobile to:
o Rapidly launch services through over-the-air provisioning of subscribers, devices, and on-demand service models. This gives subscribers the freedom to activate their subscription at their own convenience and select plan features and applications without having to visit a store or call customer service.
o Deliver innovative, personalized services including casual usage based on time or volume such as day passes for a new application, prepaid services, and applications that can be personalized based on the subscriber’s location, context or usage.
o Reduce operating costs by eliminating the need for customer service representatives to manually activate service, devices and firmware updates.
- The market leading Bridgewater Service Controller authorizes and authenticates subscribers and provides critical accounting functions. It is fully compliant with the WiMAX Network Working Group Stage 3 specification.
- The Bridgewater Policy Controller is a policy decision function that provides real-time network, application and subscriber policies to personalize services and manage mobile data growth. It also enables over the air provisioning and on-demand services.
- Bridgewater’s Subscriber Data Broker is a sophisticated subscriber data management product that unifies subscriber information including service entitlements, devices, networks, billing profiles, preferences and context, and provides the tools to broker this data to systems and applications.
Rosemary Ho, Chairman, Global Mobile Corporation, said “Our goal is to deliver'anytime, anywhere, and any device’ applications and services to our customers. We selected Bridgewater’s market leading service and policy control products including over-the-air provisioning because they are enabling us to rapidly commercializing new 4G services and meet our time-to-market goals.”
David Sharpley, Senior Vice President, Bridgewater Systems, said “We are delighted that Global Mobile is deploying Bridgewater’s 4G solutions to bring mobile multimedia services to consumers and enterprises in Taiwan. Bridgewater is a leader in WiMAX solutions with over 35 operators worldwide deploying our products to deliver personalized mobile services rapidly and cost effectively.”