BroadHop and Cisco will Jointly Market Subscriber Service Management and Control Solutions to Service Providers Globally.
Denver, Colorado - February 28, 2006 – BroadHop, a leading provider of subscriber service management solutions for IP triple-play networks, announced today that it has been selected by Cisco to join its prestigious Cisco Technology Developers Program (CTDP). The CTDP is program designed to foster collaborative product innovation and interoperability between Cisco and third-party technology manufacturers in order to deliver partner solutions in the marketplace.
Through the CTDP, Cisco has certified the interoperability of the BroadHop Service Management Engine (SME) with several Cisco products including Cisco Service Selection Gateway (SSG), Intelligent Services Gateway (ISG), 7200 series routers, 7300 series routers, 7600 series routers, 10000 series routers, Service Control Engine (SCE), Subscriber Edge Services Manager (SESM) and the CBAC firewall product.
The certification testing was conducted in Cisco’s N-SITE performance labs using the BroadHop SME and Cisco ISG platforms. The testing activities focused on the combined technical scalability, performance and interoperability of the joint Cisco-BroadHop solution.
The Agreement between Cisco and BroadHop also creates opportunities for joint solution development between the two companies. To date, Cisco and BroadHop have delivered solutions with numerous customers on a global basis that allow service providers to rapidly deploy cost-effective advanced broadband services for residential, mobility and enterprise.
By tightly integrating the service and subscriber management capabilities of the BroadHop SME with Cisco’s Next Generation Network (NGN) application and network control layer, together BroadHop and Cisco are able to deliver cutting edge solutions through Cisco’s Service Exchange architecture.
Leveraging this architecture and integration, Cisco and BroadHop have developed a few solution templates for rapid service deployment - advanced broadband for residential subscribers, fixed-mobile convergence and enterprise guest access. These packages consist of pre-tested / pre-integrated product bundles including BroadHop’s SME and Cisco’s SSG, ISG, SCE and CBAC.
Each solution set is an end-to-end package of intelligent network components designed to enable the rapid deployment of new advanced IP services with little to no integration, offering a competitive entry point for the mid-tier service provider and a rapid deployment solution for larger operators. The solution bundles are being marketed on a global basis through the Cisco sales channel in conjunction with a global network of value-added resellers.
The next-generation broadband residential solution provided by Cisco and BroadHop delivers the ability for subscribers to dynamically change service plans and self-subscribe to new revenue generating services such as managed security, gaming, video and voice services in real time through a subscriber portal. This solution allows network operators to provision new service offerings in real time and enforce network service policy rules in real time. Subscribers can manage and change their profiles, billing options and service subscriptions in real time through a self-provisioning capability enabled through a portal.
Cisco and BroadHop are also offering a wireless mobility solution that allows subscribers to gain wireless network access using laptops, handheld devices and wireless phones. The mobility solution provides subscribers and network operators with a wide range of options for network / service authentication. Subscribers can create a new account or leverage an existing account using BroadHop’s native Radius or external carrier or roaming AAA server through BroadHop’s Radius proxy feature.
The enterprise solution provides plug-and-play guest access for campus environments such as universities, corporate campuses, hotels, resorts and hospitals. Guest users on the network can create an account, add a payment method (if applicable), select a service and authenticate on the network. Additional features include voucher and access codes, portal advertising and integrated reporting.
“The Cisco Technology Developers Program has been an extremely successful forum for BroadHop and Cisco to complete product integration, solution testing and market development activities,” said Bill Diotte, BroadHop’s President and CEO. “Most importantly, we are proud of the market traction that BroadHop and Cisco have gained over the past six months with more than twenty production customer deployments and active trial engagements in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific.”
BroadHop’s IMS-compliant, carrier-class products reduce the complexity and cost of deploying “triple play” voice, video and data services on IP networks. The BroadHop Service Management Engine provides a new layer of intelligence and “user programmability” on IP networks and plug-and-play deployment through its pre-integrated technology.
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