Blueslice Networkshas released the latest version of its Converged Subscriber Platform(CSP) 3000 for mobile operators,  a fully-integrated 3GPP HLR, IMS HSSand WiMAX AAA server. The Montreal company said the update includes thecapability to act as a WiMAX Authentication, Authorization andAccounting server as standardized by the WiMAX Forum NWGspecifications. It is compliant with both fixed (802.16d) and mobile(802.16e) WiMAX implementations. WiMAX support is added as a simplesoftware upgrade on existing AAA 3000 deployments and cansimultaneously coexist with the ngHLR 3000, HSS 3000 and SIP-AS 3000front-ends on the same hardware platform, leveraging one uniquedistributed back-end subscriber database. This allows operators toreduce complexity and costs by managing all subscriptions of a givensubscriber in a central coordinated way, while enabling them tosimplify the life of their subscribers with single-sign-on acrossnetwork domains. “Many WiMAX operators are in the process of deployingIMS, while also looking for GSM/HSPA partnerships as a fallback outsideof WiMAX coverage. With the siloed architecture of traditional AAA/HSSvendors, they must deploy three separate network databases,” FredericBastien, vice-president Products for Blueslice Networks, said in arelease. “With the CSP 3000, they are aware in real-time of theauthentication and mobility context of their subscribers, across WiMAX,IMS and 3GPP access networks”.

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Currently a freelance writer, I'm the former editor of ITWorldCanada.com and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications including ITBusiness.ca and Computer Dealer News. Before that I was a staff reporter at the Calgary Herald and the Brampton (Ont.) Daily Times. I can be reached at hsolomon [@] soloreporter.com