OTTAWA, July 28. Bridgewater Systems, the mobile personalization company, today announced the availability of the Bridgewater(R) Policy Controller (PCRF) and Home Subscriber Server (HSS) on the Cisco Unified Computing System.
The Bridgewater Policy Controller and Home Subscriber Server are on the Cisco Unified Computing System for 3G and 4G mobile packet core networks, enabling operators to obtain greater cost/performance from their mobile packet core. The Cisco Unified Computing System unites computational, network, storage access, and virtualization resources in a single energy efficient system that reduces IT infrastructure costs and complexity, helps extend capital assets and improves business agility productivity for the next generation data center.
The availability of Bridgewater's control plane portfolio on the Cisco Unified Computing System platform enables service providers to:
- Optimize 3G networks using intelligent policy controls to
alleviate radio access network congestion, ensure fair usage, and
give subscribers greater control over their mobile data usage;
- Offload mobile data traffic from 3G networks to Wi-Fi, femtocells,
or 4G networks;
- Transform to 4G and control subscribers, devices, and applications
to ensure service portability across 3G and 4G networks; and
- Deliver innovative services such as usage and application based
models using flexible policy controls, real-time subscriber
information, and dynamic metering capabilities.
Bridgewater is part of Cisco's Developer Network, a vibrant community of businesses and individuals who develop applications, devices, and/or services using Cisco technologies. Customers benefit by having access to a broad ecosystem of developers offering tested products and solutions that can securely extend the capabilities and management of their Cisco investment. "Supporting Cisco's Unified Computing System reflects Bridgewater's portfolio strategy to ensure service providers can deploy our complete and pre-integrated control plane portfolio to increase scalability and business agility, and to reduce total cost of ownership."