Bridgewater Systems and CommWorks conclude testing of products, offer CDMA providers cost-effective options for high-speed packet data services

August 9, 2002

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KANATA, Ontario, and ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. - August 12, 2002 - Bridgewater Systems, a provider of access control and revenue focused solutions for service providers, and CommWorks, a 3Com Company (NASDAQ: COMS) and a leader in mobile data networking technology, are offering Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) carriers a cost-effective means to deliver third generation (3G) high-speed packet data services to their subscribers.The companies today announced they have concluded testing of Bridgewater's Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA) products for user access to wireless data networks; and the Total Control® 1000 Packet Data Service Node (PDSN) from CommWorks, the point of entry into the wireless packet data network for mobile subscribers. The Bridgewater Systems AAA Service Controller is now designated as CommWorks® Tested.In the architecture of a 3G CDMA2000 1X network, a base station controller connects directly to the Total Control 1000 PDSN. The PDSN performs the traffic aggregation function similar to that handled by circuit switches in second-generation networks. The PDSN uses AAA servers, such as Bridgewater Systems' AAA Service Controller, for subscriber authentication, user service permissions, call accounting information and traffic management for mobile data services. "Our relationship with Bridgewater Systems is an example of CommWorks' commitment to open systems and 'best-in-class' technology," said John Bartucci, director, wireless product management, CommWorks. "Bridgewater's AAA solution has been well received by customers deploying it in their packet data networks."CommWorksBridgewater Systems Corp.

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