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Yota Selects Bridgewater for Central and South American 4G Expansion

October 25, 2010

Service Controller deployment in Yota de Nicaragua WiMAX network,
expansion to Peru in 2010

SAO PAULO, Brazil, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ – Bridgewater Systems (TSX: BWC), the
mobile personalization company, today announced that Yota has selected
the Bridgewater(R) Service Controller (AAA) anchored by Bridgewater’s
Subscriber Data Broker(TM) to support the rollout of its new national
WiMAX service in Nicaragua. The network, which launched on July 1(st), is the first 4G wireless broadband service in the country.

News

  • Yota is deploying the Bridgewater Service Controller to support the
    rollout of 4G WiMAX services in Nicaragua, and to deliver innovative,
    personalized services and high speed mobile Internet for consumers and
    enterprises using the “Yota Jingle” USB 4G modem.
  • Yota is the first wireless network in Nicaragua that offers 4G mobile
    Internet services and is available in the capital city of Managua
    immediately, with further expansion to Leon, Granada and Masaya planned
    in 2010.
  • The Bridgewater Service Controller securely authorizes and authenticates
    subscribers and provides critical accounting functions. It is an open,
    standards-based product that is deployed with over 150 service
    providers globally to enable 3G and 4G mobile data services. It offers
    extensive WiMAX functionality, including lawful intercept, over-the-air
    device provisioning, and support for a variety of business models.
  • The Service Controller also allows service providers to:
    • Accelerate fixed and mobile WiMAX deployments using high performance
      service control and subscriber data management;
    • Rapidly scale mobile data services to millions of subscribers and manage
      billions of mobile data transactions;
    • Deliver personalized services to attract and retain subscribers. New
      streaming media, mobile office, and location-based services can be
      provisioned, modified, and personalized using a unified, real-time
      subscriber data management solution; and
    • Reduce operating costs by unifying subscriber data, and easily
      provisioning new subscribers and services without custom integration.
  • Yota, a Bridgewater customer in Russia since 2008, is also planning to
    deploy the Bridgewater Service Controller to support the launch of
    WiMAX services in Peru in 2010.
  • Visit Bridgewater Systems at Futurecom, booth A50, October 25(th) – 28(th), 2010 at Transamerica Expo Center, Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Quotes

Alexey Fedchenko, General Manager, Yota de Nicaragua

“We selected Bridgewater Systems because of their proven product
capability and market leadership in service and access control. As a
long-term partner in our WiMAX network deployments, Bridgewater has
unrivalled experience in supporting the rollout of 4G services as we
expand throughout Latin America.”

David Sharpley, Senior Vice President, Bridgewater Systems

“Yota’s decision to deploy the Bridgewater Service Controller in
Nicaragua is validation of our 4G leadership, with more than 60 WiMAX
operators deploying our solutions worldwide to deliver personalized
mobile broadband services. Yota is an innovative 4G operator that will
benefit from the rapid and cost effective deployment of mobile
broadband to consumers and businesses in Nicaragua and across Latin
America
.”

Tags / Keywords

Bridgewater Systems, Yota, Nicaragua, Peru, AAA, Service Controller, 4G,
WiMAX, Futurecom

Links

http://yota.com.ni/es/

http://www.bridgewatersystems.com/Service-Controller.aspx

http://www.bridgewatersystems.com/WiMAX.aspx

About Yota

Yota is a wireless broadband Internet company from Russia. Yota
currently provides 4G Internet services to nearly 600,000 customers
across five cities in Russia (Moscow, St Petersburg, Sochi, Krasnodar
and Ufa), which have a total combined population of over 20 million
people. Yota adds thousands of new customers every day and plans to
expand its network to cover more than 25 million people by early 2011.

Yota recently announced plans to launch latest generation 4G networks in
five new Russian cities plus Moscow and Saint-Petersburg in 2011. This
will make Yota one of the world’s largest 4G networks.

Yota is also expanding internationally, having launched in Nicaragua in
July 2010 and with network construction underway in Belarus and Peru.
Yota ultimately aims to provide services in developing countries across
Latin America, the CIS, Asia and Africa.

www.yota.com.ni

About Bridgewater Systems

Bridgewater Systems, the mobile personalization company, enables service
providers to efficiently manage and profit from mobile data services,
content and commerce. The company’s market leading mobile
personalization portfolio provides a real-time, unified view of
subscribers including entitlements, devices, networks, billing
profiles, preferences and context. Anchored by Bridgewater’s Subscriber
Data Broker(TM), the portfolio of carrier-grade and standards-based
products includes the Bridgewater(R) Service Controller (AAA), the
Bridgewater(R) Policy Controller (PCRF) and the Bridgewater(R) Home
Subscriber Server (HSS). More than 150 leading service providers
including America Movil, Bell Canada, Clearwire, Cox, Hutchison
Telecom, Iusacell, Scartel, SmarTone-Vodafone, Sprint, Tata
Teleservices, Tatung, Embratel, Telstra, and Verizon Wireless use
Bridgewater’s solutions to rapidly deliver innovative mobile services
to over 150 million subscribers. For more information, visit us at www.bridgewatersystems.com

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 Systems


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