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Juniper Networks and Bridgewater to Partner on End-to-End Mobile Packet Core Solution

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Juniper Networks and Bridgewater to Partner on End-to-End Mobile Packet Core Solution10:00 EST Sunday, February 13, 2011Global reseller agreement for PCRF and HSS to help mobile operators optimize 3G networks and scale to 4G/LTEBARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgewater Systems (TSX: BWC), the leader in intelligent broadband controls, today announced that Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR)  will resell Bridgewater's complete control plane portfolio globally, as an integral component of Juniper's MobileNext, the industry's first open mobile core for 2G/3G and LTE networks. News Juniper Networks has selected Bridgewater's intelligent broadband controls suite including the Bridgewater Home Subscriber Server (HSS) and Bridgewater Policy Controller/PCRF, both anchored by Bridgewater's Subscriber Data Broker (SPR), as part of its MobileNext open mobile core solution for 2G, 3G, and LTE.The Bridgewater portfolio also includes Bridgewater's unique control-plane-in-a-box solution ? EPC 500 ? a pre-integrated network system that includes HSS, PCRF and Subscriber Data Broker and is designed to accelerate time-to-market for LTE trials and commercial deployments.This partnership will yield best-of-breed, end-to-end mobile packet core solutions that allow mobile operators to optimize existing 3G networks, migrate networks to 4G, and innovate with new services using Bridgewater's intelligent broadband control solutions.The partnership will strengthen Juniper Networks 3G and LTE mobile packet core offer with the industry's most comprehensive pre-integrated control plane solution offering proven scalability, performance, and market-leading functionality that helps operators drive revenue growth while simultaneously supporting ever-increasing mobile data growth.Quotes Mike Marcellin, Vice President Product Marketing and Strategy, Juniper Networks"Mobile operators need a highly-scalable and efficient packet core to meet the pressure to scale bandwidth and drive profitability. Our comprehensive mobile portfolio coupled with our partnership with Bridgewater, enable mobile operators to deploy 3G today and transform seamlessly to 4G/LTE."David Sharpley, Senior Vice President, Bridgewater Systems"Bridgewater is pleased to partner with Juniper as it delivers innovative, high-performance packet core solutions to mobile service providers worldwide.  Juniper's selection of Bridgewater's PCRF and HSS validates our market and product leadership in comprehensive, carrier-grade intelligent broadband control solutions."  Tags / KeywordsBridgewater Systems, Juniper Networks, LTE, WiMAX, Home Subscriber Server, HSS, Policy Controller, PCRF, Mobile Packet Core, EPC 500, MobileNext, intelligent broadband controls  Links http://www.bridgewatersystems.com/Home-Subscriber-Server.aspxhttp://www.bridgewatersystems.com/Policy-Controller.aspxhttp://www.bridgewatersystems.com/EPC-500.aspxAbout Bridgewater SystemsBridgewater Systems, the leader in intelligent broadband controls, provides pre-integrated solutions for mobile and converged operators to transform their networks, optimize mobile data growth, and innovate with new services.   The Bridgewater portfolio of carrier-grade products includes Service Controller (AAA), Policy Controller (PCRF) and Home Subscriber Server (HSS), anchored by a common identity and device management system.  More than 150 leading service providers worldwide leverage Bridgewater to create and deliver profitable services to consumer, enterprise, cloud and machine markets. For more information, visit us at www.bridgewatersystems.com or meet with Bridgewater at Mobile World Congress ? Booth 1F47.About Juniper NetworksJuniper Networks is in the business of network innovation. From devices to data centers, from consumers to cloud providers, Juniper Networks delivers the software, silicon and systems that transform the experience and economics of networking. Additional information can be found at Juniper Networks (www.juniper.net).Bridgewater, Bridgewater Systems, the Bridgewater Systems logo, WideSpan, Smart Caps, myPolicy, and Subscriber Data Broker are trademarks or registered trademarks of Bridgewater Systems Corporation.  All other company, product names and any registered and unregistered trademarks mentioned are used for identification purposes only and remain the exclusive property of their respective owners.SOURCE Bridgewater SystemsFor further information: Rose Ross, Omarketing, rose@omarketing.co.uk, US: +1 781 519 0275, UK: +44 208 255 5225, Mobile: +44 7976 154 597; Ann Hatchell, Bridgewater Systems, ann.hatchell@bridgewatersystems.com, +1 613-591-9104 extension 2030