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Leading Venezuelan Mobile Operator Movilnet Selects Starent Networks Solution for Data Deployment.



TEWKSBURY, Mass. -- Movilnet, a leading mobile operator in Venezuela, has selected Starent Networks to provide key network infrastructure for its next-generation data services. The agreement calls for Starent Networks to provide its ST16 Intelligent Mobile Gateway for data service access in Movilnet's CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) A method for transmitting simultaneous signals over a shared portion of the spectrum. The foremost application of CDMA is the digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800 MHz band and 1.9 GHz PCS band. 2000 1X and 1xEV-DO network.

Key to the deployment is Starent Networks' ability to provide pre-paid data services through the carrier's existing pre-paid network architecture. The Starent ST16 platform provides tremendous performance advantages, but also service flexibility and enhanced charging capabilities as demonstrated by the pre-paid requirements. Services enabled by the network include: Internet browsing, WAP (1) (Wireless Access Point) See access point.

(2) (Wireless Application Protocol) A standard for providing cellular phones, pagers and other handheld devices with secure access to e-mail and text-based Web pages.
, MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) An enhanced transmission service that enables graphics, video clips and sound files to be transmitted via cellphones. Developed as part of the 3GPP project, MMS phones are generally backward compatible with SMS and EMS. , BREW, among others.

"Movilnet has established itself as a leader in next-generation services for Venezuela. Our addition of high-speed data and our commitment to our customers dictates that we install the best service delivery equipment," said Ernesto Ramos Henningsen, chief technical officer for Movilnet. "The Starent ST16 was an ideal solution for our deployment as it has the performance qualities and the service capabilities we require."

"We are pleased to be working with a market-leading operator like Movilnet," said Ashraf Dahod, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of Starent Networks Corp. "With the high-performance characteristics of our solution, Movilnet subscribers can expect a superior service experience, while also benefiting from the billing flexibility of the platform's enhanced charging capabilities."

Starent ST16 Intelligent Mobile Gateway

The Starent ST16 Intelligent Mobile Gateway has rapidly become the preferred next-generation solution for mobile operators with CDMA-based networks. Designed specifically for the mobile environment, the ST16 acts as the gateway between the wireless network and core IP network. The system offers enhanced mobility, multimedia service delivery, high capacity, superior accounting and billing, carrier-class reliability and a clear migration to an all-IP network. Furthermore, the ST16 is unique in its ability to provision high-speed data, enhanced voice and multimedia services, moving the mobile network to a truly next-generation architecture.

The Movilnet deployment takes advantage of Starent's Enhanced Charging Solution (ECS See eComStation. ) provided through the deep packet inspection Analyzing network traffic to discover the type of application that sent the data. In order to prioritize traffic or filter out unwanted data, deep packet inspection can differentiate data, such as video, audio, chat, voice over IP (VoIP), e-mail and Web.  and statistics-gathering capabilities of the Starent ST16. With the system's enhanced charging features, Movilnet has increased flexibility in how services are tracked and billed. The operator is able to offer tiered billing based on application types for both pre-paid and post-paid subscribers. Additionally, when pre-paid accounts are exhausted, subscribers are redirected to a top-up portal where they may purchase more time or bytes of usage.

Through Starent Networks, Movilnet has also licensed Bridgewater Systems' AAA AAA: see American Automobile Association.


(Triple A) A common single-cell battery used in a myriad of electronic devices of all variety. Like its double A (AA) cousin, it provides 1.5 volts of DC power. When used in series, the voltage is multiplied.
 Service Controller, Prepaid Integrator and Session Director solutions. The Bridgewater Systems' solution supports Movilnet's post-paid and pre-paid business models. It also enables them to provides data subscribers the option to sign up for various time periods (one day, one week, one month, etc.). In order to prevent fraud, Bridgewater Systems' solution also verifies that the Mobile Identification Number (MIN Min (mĭn).

1 Chief river of Fujian prov., SE China, c.350 mi (560 km) long, rising in Wuyi shan and flowing SE to the South China Sea near Fuzhou; it receives several tributaries near Nanping.
) contained in the message, coming from the PDSN PDSN Packet Data Serving Node (Nortel Networks)
PDSN Public Data Switched Network
, is the same MIN provisioned for the subscriber.

About Bridgewater Systems

Bridgewater Systems develops the industry's most advanced subscriber-centric policy management software for IP-based services. Its solutions help global service providers maximize profits and launch new services faster. Bridgewater does this by providing them with a unified view of their subscribers across all access technologies. With Bridgewater's software, service providers have an intelligent policy-decision point for the management of subscribers, applications, and network resources. The Bridgewater Systems' product suite delivers high-performance policy management via its market-leading authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (protocol) Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol - (DHCP) A protocol that provides a means to dynamically allocate IP addresses to computers on a local area network. The system administrator assigns a range of IP addresses to DHCP and each client computer on the LAN has its TCP/IP  (DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) Software that automatically assigns temporary IP addresses to client stations logging into an IP network. It eliminates having to manually assign permanent "static" IP addresses. DHCP software runs in servers and routers. ) systems. It also offers a range of modular products for application support, mediation, and dynamic broadband management. Bridgewater Systems' proven carrier-class products deliver on-demand data services, extensive revenue capture capabilities, and out-of-the-box value that can be deployed in weeks - instead of months.

More than 40 leading service providers from around the globe (including: Verizon Wireless, Sprint PCS, Bell Mobility, Virgin Mobile USA Virgin Mobile USA (NYSE: VM) is a cellular telephone company that is a joint-venture between Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group and Sprint Nextel. Virgin Mobile USA uses Sprint's CDMA-based Personal Communications Service (PCS) network. ) trust Bridgewater's technology and business insight to help them deliver world-class services. Founded in 1997, Bridgewater Systems is a privately held company privately held company

A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly.
. www.bridgewatersystems.com

About Movilnet

Movilnet is the mobile communications business unit of CANTV CANTV Compañía Anónima Nacional Teléfonos de Venezuela . CANTV, a Venezuelan corporation, is the leading Venezuelan telecommunications service provider A Telecommunications Service Provider or TSP is a type of Communications Service Provider that has traditionally provided telephone and similar services. This category includes ILECs, CLECs, and mobile wireless companies.  with approximately 3.1 million access lines in service, 3.1 million cellular subscribers and 363 thousand Internet subscribers as of Dec. 31, 2004.

About Starent Networks

Starent Networks designs and develops next-generation intelligent mobile infrastructure equipment for 2G, 2.5G and 3G wireless networks. Starent Networks' solutions provide high-speed packet data, enhanced voice, and multimedia capabilities to mobile operators, facilitating the delivery of unique services and a rich user experience. Starent Networks has deployed the ST16 Intelligent Mobile Gateway product line to customers worldwide including Asia, North America, Latin America and Europe. The company is processing over 30 patents on its innovative technologies. The privately held company has headquarters in Tewksbury, with offices in Atlanta, Beijing, Chicago, Cape Cod, Mass., Dallas, Kansas City, Kan., London, Madrid, Miami, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Seoul, South Korea, Paris, Bangalore, India and Pune, India. Starent Networks was founded in August 2000. For more information, visit www.starentnetworks.com.
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