SOURCE: Active Broadband Networks

May 21, 2012 09:00 ET

Active Broadband Networks to Showcase Unique IP Video Service Management Solution at The Cable Show 2012

New Product Enables Broadband Providers to Manage and Monetize the Delivery of IP Video Over Broadband Connections

FRAMINGHAM, MA--(Marketwire - May 21, 2012) - Active Broadband Networks, an innovative supplier of next-generation operations support systems (OSS) for broadband providers, announced today that it will demonstrate a new product, called the Active Content Manager, at The Cable Show in Boston May 21-23, 2012. The Active Content Manager is a resource-aware, policy-based IP video service management solution that enables broadband providers to monetize IP video, track usage and assure subscriber quality of experience.

"Broadband providers are embracing IP video delivery to allow consumers to view premium content on a variety of IP-enabled platforms and devices," said Adam Dunstan, president and CEO of Active Broadband Networks. "Internet-based, over-the-top video delivery presents broadband providers with monetization and quality of experience challenges. The Active Content Manager satisfies critical subscriber service management requirements for the profitable delivery of premium video content over managed private IP networks."

The Active Content Manager (ACM) factors content delivery requirements and subscriber entitlements with current network conditions and capacity to dynamically map IP video streams onto separately managed virtual connections over broadband -- private virtual connections independent of a subscriber's Internet service, which uses different virtual connections and is metered separately.

The ACM leverages the subscriber data management and dynamic service control functions of Active Broadband Networks' Active Resource Manager platform. It identifies content and tracks usage on a per subscriber basis for monetization, and matches broadband connection capacity with video streaming rates -- signaling the network to increase bandwidth if required to assure quality of experience.

The Active Content Manager is part of Active Broadband Networks' Dynamic Broadband Service Manager (DBSM), an integrated, turnkey, next-generation operations support system that can span multiple broadband access networks, including DOCSIS, DSL, FTTH, Wi-Fi, WiMAX and 3G/4G mobile. It features a web-based subscriber self-service platform with a portal for usage monitoring and merchant processing of on-demand service transactions. The DBSM also supports policy-based service and traffic management, enabling service providers to dynamically manage broadband usage tiers and quotas. The system collects, processes and stores subscriber usage and network data that is used to generate accurate and timely Internet usage statistics, providing critical visibility into how subscribers are consuming broadband services. It also includes business intelligence reporting and analytics tools, which can be used for network capacity management and service planning.

Active Broadband Networks will be demonstrating the Active Content Manager in booth #1447 at The Cable Show 2012.

About Active Broadband Networks
Active Broadband Networks, an innovative supplier of next-generation operations support system (OSS) solutions for broadband providers, is dramatically transforming broadband service delivery by enabling service providers to offer user-managed, usage-based services that close the gap between the needs of subscribers and their own operational and financial business objectives. Some of the world's largest, most progressive and demanding broadband providers have deployed Active Broadband Networks' products to deliver revenue-enhancing broadband 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. For more information, visit

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