SOURCE: Active Broadband Networks

Active Broadband Networks

January 29, 2014 09:00 ET

Active Broadband Networks Introduces Integrated Solution for Rapid Deployment of Prepaid Broadband Services

Enables Cable Operators to Expand Broadband Footprint Penetration and Increase Revenue by Reaching Underserved Customers

FRAMINGHAM, MA--(Marketwired - Jan 29, 2014) - Active Broadband Networks, the leading supplier of software-defined broadband service management solutions, today announced its new Prepaid Service System (PPSS), an integrated solution for automated prepaid transaction processing and service activation that enables the Web-based activation of cable modems at the subscriber premise using standard credit or debit card transactions. The PPSS enables cable operators to rapidly deploy prepaid broadband services independent of existing provisioning and billing systems.

"Broadband providers seek to extract as much revenue as possible from their existing network investments," said Adam Dunstan, CEO of Active Broadband. "Our prepaid solution offers cable operators a highly integrated, cost-effective way to rapidly deploy prepaid services without incurring heavy OSS/BSS development and integration costs, allowing them to address the needs of underserved customers who are not a good fit for postpaid services."

Active Broadband's PPSS allows cable operators to fully automate prepaid transaction processing, cable modem activation, service monitoring, and prepaid renewals or terminations. Operators can benefit by:

  • Growing new revenue streams from the existing broadband footprint;
  • Automatically converting delinquent subscribers to prepaid customers;
  • Meeting the needs of customers with intermittent connectivity requirements;
  • Realizing savings by eliminating truck rolls and reducing collection costs, and;
  • Competing against DSL value-service offerings.

Active Broadband's PPSS streamlines the process of prepaid service deployment by automatically enabling the activation of cable modems at the subscriber premise via a captive web portal using standard credit or debit card transactions. This takes place independent of existing provisioning and billing systems, so the prepaid customer doesn't have to be in the billing system and there is no service order handled by the provisioning system. Using the PPSS, the cable operator offers a pre-defined selection of services available to customers, including bandwidth, speed and price options. Upon approval of the service transaction by merchant processing, the PPSS interacts with the modem to enable a boot configuration that corresponds to the specific services that customer has paid for and the service is dynamically activated. When service expires or usage thresholds are exceeded, service requests are redirected back to the web portal.

About Active Broadband Networks
Active Broadband Networks is an innovative supplier of software-defined broadband service management solutions that power an intelligent service layer for dynamically managed broadband services. Founded in 2005 by a team of highly experienced networking industry executives and engineers, the company is transforming broadband service delivery by enabling operators to close the growing gap between satisfying the needs of their subscribers and meeting their own business objectives. Active Broadband's Dynamic Broadband Service Manager (DBSM) has been successfully deployed by some of the world's largest, most demanding broadband providers, helping them to ensure customer satisfaction and profitable service delivery.