Cable Technology Feature Article
Active Broadband Network to Demonstrate DBSM at Industry Event
By Rahul Arora, TMCnet Contributor
Active Broadband Networks, a supplier of next-generation operation support systems (OSS) for broadband providers, recently announced that it plans to demonstrate its Dynamic Broadband Service Manager (DBSM) at an upcoming industry event.
The company will show how the solution can be used to deliver third-party subsidized services.
Active Broadband Networks' Dynamic Broadband Service Manager (DBSM) is powering a new era of usage-based, user-managed services. The DBSM is a next-generation operations support system that combines dynamic subscriber, service and network resource management in a single, integrated, modular platform – and addresses the complete cycle of demand planning, broadband service management and subscriber experience management.
The DBSM tightly integrates subscriber data management with policy-based service and traffic management, enabling broadband providers to match service plans to subscriber service use, increase subscriber choice in service plans, communicate service use to subscribers, and facilitate on-demand, self-service provisioning through Web-based portals.
"As residential broadband providers adopt usage-based service management techniques to manage the tremendous growth in subscriber demand, there is an opportunity for operators to introduce innovative ways for third-parties to subsidize the necessary capacity or throughout for bandwidth-intensive applications and services," said Adam Dunstan, CEO at Active Broadband Networks. "We have enhanced the capabilities of the DBSM to facilitate these new ways of monetizing broadband service delivery."
Meanwhile, Active Broadband Networks recently integrated Pentaho Big Data Analytics with its Dynamic Broadband Service Manager, providing network operators with a suite of tools for analyzing the stream data collected by the DBSM from network elements in broadband access networks. The company said the DBSM uses streaming protocols – including IPDR, RADIUS accounting and IPFIX/NetFLow – to collect network, service and subscriber usage data, which is processed and stored in a Cassandra NoSQL Big Data database.
Edited by Braden Becker