Sunday, October 17, 2010

MetroPCS Employs Bridgewater for LTE Policy Control

MetroPCS Communications is using the Bridgewater Home Subscriber Server (HSS) and Policy Controller (PCRF) for its newly launched LTE service in the U.S.. Bridgewater is supplying the independent, high performance control plane to manage mobile data traffic, subscribers, devices and applications and personalize services.
This installation includes:

  • The Bridgewater Policy Controller, which supports 3GPP PCRF Release 7, 8 and 9 standards on the same platform, provides real-time network, application, and subscriber policies to manage mobile data growth and deliver personalized services; and

  • The Bridgewater Home Subscriber Server, 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.

In addition Bridgewater announced that Cellcom, a leading provider of communications services throughout Wisconsin and Michigan, has selected its EPC 500 system to deliver IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) femtocell services and for its LTE network rollout.


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