SOURCE: Camiant, Inc.

Camiant, Inc.

Camiant, Inc.

February 10, 2010 09:16 ET

Camiant and Blueslice Interoperate to Provide Independent, Best-in-Class Policy Control and Subscriber Management

Integrated Offering to Be Showcased at Mobile World Congress

MARLBOROUGH, MA and MONTREAL--(Marketwire - February 10, 2010) - Blueslice Networks, the evolved Subscriber Data Management innovator, and Camiant, Inc., the leading provider of policy control and application assurance technology, today announced interoperability of Camiant's best of breed PCRF (Policy & Charging Rules Function) with Blueslice's Subscriber Data Management solutions. The integration will be showcased at this year's Mobile World Congress at Stand 1E38.

The continued growth of mobile data fuelled by the availability of faster access networks and the increasing number of innovative mobile applications underscores service providers' needs for an evolved, centralized architecture of subscriber intelligence and resources control. With a strong complementary solution portfolio, the Camiant and Blueslice integration ensures optimal use of service provider network resources and delivery of the best possible end-user experience.

Camiant and Blueslice share a unified philosophy that the "subscriber and resource control intelligence" layer should be centralized to avoid the creation of new silos in the network, and vendor neutral to allow operators an independent mechanism to control network growth. This approach lays the groundwork for a next-generation market offering that consists of an independent policy control management solution closely networked with a consolidated subscriber data management solution.

As part of this strategic partnership, Camiant and Blueslice will:

--  Perform tight integration and testing of the Camiant PCRF with the
    Blueslice Subscription Profile Repository (SPR) and Home Subscriber
    Server (HSS).
--  Bring to market an industry-leading LTE-ready PCRF+HSS solution to
    enable operators a quick and smooth introduction of Evolved Packet Core
    systems.
--  Jointly contribute to the next-generation Subscription Profile
    Repository standards by providing insight on best-of-breed "policy
    information models."
--  Work with service providers to create a customized solution offering
    that meets their unique policy control and subscriber management needs.

Service providers such as Mobile Operators, Cable and Fixed-line operators, Multi-play and VoIP providers, IMS and FMC players will benefit from significant cost savings while improving ROI on new and existing data services by optimally using network resources.

"Camiant's customers include the world's most advanced broadband operators who understand the significance in integrating Camiant's PCRF with the Blueslice SPR and HSS," said Randy Fuller, Vice President of Business Development, Camiant. "The Blueslice and Camiant strategic partnership provides a vendor-neutral, best-in-class solution that maximizes today's network potential and paves the way for LTE."

"With the rapid uptake of technologies like LTE, it has become critical for network operators to prevent the proliferation of subscriber data silos," said Frederic Bastien, Vice President of Products, Blueslice Networks. "Working closely with the policy control market leader, Camiant, provides Blueslice with a compelling best-in-class policy front-end that is pre-integrated with the Blueslice data repository."

About Camiant

Camiant's policy control solution, compliant with 3GPP*'s Release 8 and Release 9 Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) specifications, empowers broadband service providers to dynamically manage their networks, ensuring efficient and high quality delivery of broadband data services, IP based communication services and rich media content. Network operators worldwide leverage Camiant's vendor independence and policy expertise to deliver high value applications and services while containing capital and operational costs associated with the growing demands of a broadband infrastructure.

Camiant's market-leading Multimedia Policy Engine is the policy control solution of choice for over 30 fixed and mobile broadband operators worldwide including Comcast, Cox Communications, Sprint and Vodafone. For more information, visit http://www.camiant.com or follow the company on http://twitter.com/camiant.

About Blueslice (www.blueslice.com)

Blueslice Networks is the leading provider of evolved Subscriber Data Management (eSDM) solutions for the Mobile, VoIP, FMC, and M2M markets. Blueslice solutions allow mobile service providers to control their principal asset, their subscriber base, while delivering innovative and differentiated services and significantly reducing operational costs. Now, end-users can access coherent communication services seamlessly over any type of access with a single subscription and set of preferences. The carrier-grade, open standard Converged Subscriber Platform 3000™ is the only converged ngHLR/AuC, HSS, SIP Application Server, and AAA Server, which, together, enable universal mobility across all access networks.

Blueslice delivers solutions to the world's leading mobile service providers including wireless carriers, MVNOs, VoIP providers, and alternate carriers. Blueslice Networks is a private company with headquarters in Montreal, Canada.

* 3GPP is a registered trademark of European Telecommunications Standards Institute.