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Active Broadband tools monitor subscriber usage

Wed, 05/12/2010 - 8:20am
Brian Santo

Active Broadband Networks now has available its Subscriber Service Control System, which combines top device profiling with Internet usage quota management.

The system can generate subscriber profiles that include separate or combined quota usage and peak usage to identify subscribers whose service should be dynamically modified.

The Subscriber Service Control System includes integrated PCMM that can communicate directly with the CMTS or via a PCMM Policy Server. It also includes a notification API for integration with Subscriber Notification systems.

"The Subscriber Service Control System allows operators to combine Subscriber Quota information with Subscriber Peak Usage to develop bandwidth resource policies that promote fair use," said Adam Dunstan, president of Active Broadband Networks.

The company developed a PCMM component for the Subscriber Service Control System that does not require a policy server for operation. It provides PCMM Application Services using a simplified Web Services API, the company explained.

Dunstan said: “Our Resource Aware PacketCable Multimedia enables the development of applications or services that query network or subscriber status and based upon the results, modify or allocate resources dynamically."

Applications or Services can query the extensive subscriber, network and resource information collected and computed by the Active Resource Manager using a Web Service HTTP/REST API and then make new or modified service requests using a PCMM HTTP/REST API that provides the same functionality as the CableLabs API.

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