Bridgewater Systems has announced the availability of the Bridgewater Policy Controller (PCRF) and Home Subscriber Server (HSS) on the Cisco Unified Computing System for 3G and 4G mobile packet core networks.
The Cisco Unified Computing System unites computational, network, storage access, and virtualization resources in a single 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.