Active Broadband Works Docsis IPDR

Vendor says enhancements to its software improve operator visibility into the integrity of IPDR data collected from CMTSs in Docsis networks

October 10, 2012

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FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- 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.

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 Networks Inc.

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