Company Overview of Active Broadband Networks Inc.
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 Appliance hardware, a compact 1U server preconfigured to meet the operating requirements of the ARM or the ASM. In addition, it offers product manage...
40 Speen Street
Framingham, MA 01701-1898
Founded in 2005
Key Executives for Active Broadband Networks Inc.
Chief Executive Officer and President
Vice President of Product Marketing and Business Development
Vice President of Engineering
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.
Active Broadband Networks Inc. Key Developments
Active Broadband Networks Inc. Unveils Software-Defined Networking Controller for Transforming Broadband Service Management
Aug 19 13
Active Broadband Networks Inc. announced that its Dynamic Broadband Service Manager (DBSM) now incorporates software-defined networking (SDN) technologies that transform the delivery of broadband services. This new SDN controller solution allows network operators to easily deploy an intelligent, software-defined service layer for the common control and active management of broadband services across different types of access networks, including cable, DSL, FTTH and WiFi. Operating as an SDN controller, the DBSM uses the OpenFlow protocol to dynamically activate services and manage subscriber traffic flows through SDN-enabled network elements at the broadband edge. OpenFlow structures communication between the control and data planes of SDN-enabled network infrastructure, and allows the DBSM to directly implement service management policies for fine-grained control of subscriber traffic flows. The DBSM incorporates the IPFIX protocol for rapidly collecting network stream telemetry data on traffic flows and network utilization for real-time service management applications that require timely and accurate information about bandwidth consumption and network conditions. IPFIX is an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) protocol that represents the network telemetry data collection. It uses a highly efficient streaming protocol -- the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) -- and specifies a uniform and extensible method for collecting IP flow information from elements in any type of IP network. The DBSM can manage and control subscriber traffic flows through any SDN-enabled network element that supports OpenFlow and IPFIX. Active Broadband will be engaged in interoperability testing and demonstrating its new SDN controller at upcoming industry events by using OpenFlow to control Open vSwitch software running on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) Intel-based hardware platforms capable of multi-gigabit throughput. Open vSwitch, which can also export network stream telemetry data using IPFIX, is Linux-based open source software that is also portable to ODM switching platforms and is a key technology in the OpenStack cloud computing platform.
Active Broadband Networks Inc. Implements PacketCable 2.0 Policy Control to Enable Delivery of Carrier-Grade IMS Services over Cable
May 6 13
Active Broadband Networks Inc. announced that its Active Resource Manager supports the IMS Rx interface as specified in PacketCable 2.0, paving the way for the delivery of IMS services over DOCSIS networks by providing support for PCMM policy control via the Diameter-based Rx interface. Active Broadband supports PacketCable 2.0 policy control in the company's Active Resource Manager (ARM) platform, which translates IMS policy control requests into PCMM policy actions in the CMTS. The ARM also determines network topology using a unique method that ensures the accurate identification of the network elements where PacketCable 2.0 services are being delivered. The ARM's integrated PCMM policy application manager and policy server component uses this topology information to accurately direct policy control actions to the appropriate CMTS and cable modem.
Active Broadband Networks Inc. Extends Broadband Service Management to DSL Networks
Oct 22 12
Active Broadband Networks Inc. announced that it has extended the capabilities of its Dynamic Broadband Service Manager (DBSM) to DSL networks by adding support for RADIUS-based data collection and policy control. 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. 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, user-managed services leveraging dynamic service activation and control.
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