LAS VEGAS; MARLBOROUGH, MA; BASKING RIDGE, NJ; and MAIDENHEAD, UK — From CTIA WIRELESS 2010®, Camiant, Inc., the leading provider of policy control technology, today announced that Verizon Wireless has selected Camiant’s Multimedia Policy Engine (MPE) as the Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) for Verizon Wireless’ previously announced nationwide deployment of a 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. Camiant’s MPE will perform policy control in the LTE network for Internet Data-, IMS- and non-IMS-based services. In addition, Camiant’s MPE will also be the PCRF for all IMS based services over the existing 3G network.
Verizon Wireless has been conducting trials in Boston and Seattle since August 2009 that have indicated that the network is capable of peak download speeds of 40 to 50 megabits per second (Mbps), peak upload speeds of 20 to 25 Mbps, and average data rates of 5 to 12 Mbps on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink in real-world environments.
“Policy control is vital for us to successfully harness LTE and deliver services that meet the growing needs of our subscribers and their applications,” said Tony Melone, chief technical officer for Verizon Wireless. “Every day, Camiant is demonstrating their policy control capabilities, and we look forward to having them play an important role in realizing our vision of the nation’s best 4G LTE network.”
“Verizon Wireless is making the promise of LTE a reality,” said Susie Kim Riley, Camiant founder and chief technical officer. “We are honored that Verizon Wireless has selected Camiant as a key vendor partner in the building of an unparalleled mobile infrastructure for the delivery of next generation services and applications.”
Verizon Wireless’ LTE rollout plan positions the company to be a global leader in 4G LTE deployment, and it is on track to deliver the nation’s first 4G LTE network to customers in 25 to 30 markets, covering roughly 100 million people by year’s end.
Camiant's MPE is an essential component of the broadband network, providing vital real-time intelligence and management of network resources, while creating an infrastructure that enables operators to launch services that cater to high levels of user experiences and choices.
About Camiant Camiant builds policy control products that enable fixed and mobile operators to maximize their network infrastructure, and create revenue generating new services with the highest quality of experience. Camiant’s products are used to actively manage usage, application performance and network resources, and have been widely deployed for usage management, congestion management, voice over IP, video over IP and other revenue generating applications.
Camiant's market-leading Multimedia Policy Engine (MPE) is the policy control solution of choice for some of the world’s leading fixed and mobile operators worldwide including Verizon, Vodafone, Sprint, Comcast and Cox Communications. For more information, visit http://www.camiant.com or follow the company on http://twitter.com/camiant.
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 91 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.