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Active Broadband’s OSS now covers DSL networks

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 6:12pm
Brian Santo

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Active Broadband Networks has extended the capabilities of its operational support systems (OSSs), originally aimed at the cable industry, to also support DSL networks.

The company’s Dynamic Broadband Service Manager (DBSM) is now supporting DSL networks by virtue of adding support for Radius-based data collection and policy control, the company said.

The DBSM combines usage data collection, mediation and big data storage with policy-based service management in an integrated, modular platform. With Radius support, DSL network operators will be able to measure, manage and monetize rapidly increasing broadband consumption.

“DSL vectoring and pair bonding for residential subscribers are accelerating DSL connections to speeds that rival DOCSIS networks, and as a result, DSL networks are facing the same increasing usage pressures,” said Adam Dunstan, president and CEO of Active Broadband Networks.

The DBSM’s Active Resource Manager software integrates data collection, mediation and storage with dynamic policy control, using Radius accounting messages to collect usage data streamed from the network and Radius Change of Authorization (CoA) messages to apply service management policies to DSL service gateways.

DSL operators can now effectively measure usage for service and capacity planning, implement usage-based service and traffic management policies, and monetize transaction-oriented and user-managed services leveraging dynamic service activation and control, Active Broadband said.

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