July 24, 2014 2:27 PM ET


Company Overview of Active Broadband Networks Inc.

Company Overview

Active Broadband Networks Inc. provides operations support system solutions for broadband providers. It offers Active Resource Manager (ARM), an integrated subscriber data management, policy-based service and traffic management, and business intelligence reporting and analytics platform; and Active Service Manager (ASM), a subscriber communication and service control platform that transforms how broadband services are monetized by giving subscribers real-time visibility into service usage and network conditions. The company also provides Active Resource Controller, a subscriber, service, and application aware telemetry-driven SDN controller for the broadband service edge; and Active Applianc...

40 Speen Street

Suite 401

Framingham, MA 01701-1898

United States

Founded in 2005





Key Executives for Active Broadband Networks Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Age: 59
Vice President of Product Marketing and Business Development
Vice President of Engineering
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Active Broadband Networks Inc. Key Developments

Active Broadband Networks Introduces First SDN Controller for Real-Time, Telemetry-Driven Service Intelligence at the Broadband Edge

Active Broadband Networks announced the availability of the Active Resource Controller (ARC), a subscriber, service and application aware, telemetry-driven SDN controller for the broadband service edge. Based on Active Broadband's field-proven Active Resource Manager platform, the ARC incorporates SDN protocols for dynamic control of Network Function Virtualization (NFV) infrastructure, IP flow telemetry data for visibility into network, service, subscriber and application usage, and Big Data technology for managing the vast amounts of data required for service personalization. Active Broadband delivers the ARC with a powerful set of business intelligence tools that allow operators to perform Big Data analytics in order to gain critical business insights for network operations, engineering, and service planning. These tools make it easy to design graphical dashboards, generate interactive reports and create visualizations that allow operators to closely monitor network operations, better understand subscriber behavior, and track service and application usage trends. The ARC is also bundled with a tool that provides a familiar interface for performing low-latency SQL queries on noSQL Big Data databases.

Active Broadband Networks to Demonstrate Software-Defined Networking Solution for Integrated Broadband Access and Subscriber Service Control

Active Broadband Networks announced that it will demonstrate at the upcoming Open Networking Summit 2014 a software-defined networking (SDN) solution for integrated broadband access and subscriber service control. The demo will feature Active Broadband's Active Resource Manager (ARM), an SDN controller for subscriber-aware broadband service activation and control, and a new, Intel-based hardware platform for dynamically controlling subscriber traffic flows called a Programmable Broadband Gateway (PBG). The ARM broadband access controller software collects network telemetry and subscriber service data from the PBG using the IPFIX protocol, which employs a highly efficient streaming mechanism, and is used to collect IP flow statistics and other types of information from network elements. This data is processed in real-time to monitor network conditions and subscriber traffic flows for a range of service management applications. The ARM performs broadband service activation and control by directly programming forwarding table entries in the PBG using the OpenFlow protocol (version 1.3). The high-performance ARM controller software runs on standard Linux-based servers, including virtual machine environments, and is highly scalable, having been successfully deployed in networks supporting millions of subscribers.

Active Broadband Networks Introduces Integrated Solution for Rapid Deployment of Prepaid Broadband Services

Active Broadband Networks announced its new Prepaid Service System (PPSS), an integrated solution for automated prepaid transaction processing and service activation that enables the Web-based activation of cable modems at the subscriber premise using standard credit or debit card transactions. The PPSS enables cable operators to rapidly deploy prepaid broadband services independent of existing provisioning and billing systems. Active Broadband's PPSS allows cable operators to fully automate prepaid transaction processing, cable modem activation, service monitoring, and prepaid renewals or terminations. Operators can benefit by: growing new revenue streams from the existing broadband footprint; automatically converting delinquent subscribers to prepaid customers; meeting the needs of customers with intermittent connectivity requirements; realizing savings by eliminating truck rolls and reducing collection costs, and competing against DSL value-service offerings. Active Broadband's PPSS streamlines the process of prepaid service deployment by automatically enabling the activation of cable modems at the subscriber premise via a captive web portal using standard credit or debit card transactions. This takes place independent of existing provisioning and billing systems, so the prepaid customer doesn't have to be in the billing system and there is no service order handled by the provisioning system. Using the PPSS, the cable operator offers a pre-defined selection of services available to customers, including bandwidth, speed and price options. Upon approval of the service transaction by merchant processing, the PPSS interacts with the modem to enable a boot configuration that corresponds to the specific services that customer has paid for and the service is dynamically activated. When service expires or usage thresholds are exceeded, service requests are redirected back to the web portal.

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