SOURCE: Active Broadband Networks

Active Broadband Networks

October 09, 2012 08:30 ET

Active Broadband Networks Ensures Accuracy of Internet Usage Data in DOCSIS Networks

Enhances Software to Improve Operator Visibility Into IPDR Data Anomalies

FRAMINGHAM, MA--(Marketwire - Oct 9, 2012) - Active Broadband Networks, an innovative supplier of next-generation operation support systems (OSS) for broadband providers, today announced enhancements to its software that improve operator visibility into the integrity of Internet protocol detail record (IPDR) data collected from Cable Modem Termination Systems (CMTSs) in DOCSIS networks. Cable operators rely on IPDR data to compute subscriber Internet usage for usage metering and usage-based pricing as well as a variety of broadband service management applications, so accuracy is a critical requirement as they seek to measure, manage and monetize increasing Internet usage.

"We rely on highly accurate subscriber usage data for the usage metering and traffic management applications we have deployed using the Active Resource Manager," said Israel Madiedo, chief technology officer, Cablevision Mexico. "Active Broadband has demonstrated leadership in policy-based broadband service management based on their extensive experience working with IPDR data."

Active Broadband's Active Resource Manager (ARM) collects, processes and stores IPDR data streamed from CMTSs. IPDR processing primarily involves time normalization and usage data mediation, but the ARM also performs a series of checks and cross-checks to validate the completeness and correctness of IPDR data to detect anomalies that can result in the computation of inaccurate Internet usage data. The enhanced ARM software improves operator visibility into these anomalies by presenting the operator with a real-time dashboard view and storing information about each detected anomaly in a database that is accessed for status reporting and can be queried to identify the specific devices and IPDRs associated with the anomaly.

"Active Broadband has years of experience with IPDR data management in some of the world's largest broadband networks, and we have designed our software to ensure IPDR data integrity," said Chris Gunner, chief technology officer, Active Broadband Networks. "With broadband providers now moving to usage-based services predicated on the accuracy of IPDR data, we have enhanced our software to increase visibility into the detection and causes of IPDR data anomalies."

About Active Broadband Networks
Active Broadband Networks, an innovative supplier of next-generation operation support system (OSS) solutions for broadband providers, is dramatically transforming broadband service delivery by enabling operators to measure, manage and monetize rapidly increasing broadband consumption. Some of the world's largest broadband providers have deployed the company's products to deliver services that improve subscriber experience while aligning service delivery costs with usage. Active Broadband Networks is a privately owned Delaware corporation with headquarters in Framingham, MA, USA.

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