Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bridgewater Cites Another HSS LTE Customer in U.S.

Bridgewater Systems has signed another mobile operator customer for its Bridgewater Home Subscriber Server (HSS) for an LTE Evolved Packet Core (EPC) deployment. The unnamed customer serves 35 states in the U.S. and has been a Bridgewater customer since 2005. With this new implementation, Bridgewater extends its footprint to support the new 4G network.

The Bridgewater HSS will manage LTE service control functions, such as authentication and authorization, which ensure secure subscriber access to LTE data services. As part of this deployment, the HSS will integrate with the existing subscriber data management system using open, standards-based interfaces.

The Bridgewater Home Subscriber Server (HSS) is the master repository in the LTE Evolved Packet Core that contains subscriber and device profile and state information, and supports authentication, authorization and mobility management functions in LTE. The Bridgewater HSS supports broad multi-vendor interoperability using standards-based interfaces with all major network equipment vendors. Fully compliant with 3GPP Release 8 standards, with interfaces and performance requirements designed and tested for multi-vendor environments, it supports standardized LTE and IMS interfaces.http://www.bridgewatersystems.com