Bandwidth Manager is a converged Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF), GUI-based bandwidth management solution that integrates with your network to simply create bandwidth-related rules on a per service and per subscriber basis. It allows you to hyper-customize any type of mobile broadband service or offering to serve a diverse subscriber base.
Ensure that your subscribers get the level of service they need for bandwidth sensitive applications such as IPTV, VoIP and Gaming.
Easily create and define new service packages using intuitive on-screen tools to rapidly create rules and get new offerings to market quickly.
Deliver the differentiated, personalized services that match your subscribers' lifestyle, desired service characteristics and budget, while ensuring consistent levels of quality for an unbeatable experience.
Define and develop new services quickly for fast time to market. Easily make and implement changes as needed to keep offerings current and profitable.
Enhance your mobile broadband offerings to deliver highly profitable services, attract subscribers and reduce churn. Optimize your available network bandwidth to save up to 25% in future capex expenditures.
Bandwidth costs thousands of dollars a month, and anything you can do to lower your bandwidth consumption will save your money in the long run.
Bandwidth management can make the difference between a network that perceived as sluggish and unresponsive and one that seems fast and reliable. For delay-sensitive applications, such as Voice over IP, bandwidth management might make the difference between a device that works and one that is unusable.
Someone accessing a low-bandwidth, text-based site shouldn’t have to put up with a slow connection because someone else is downloading 5-GB movies onto their laptop. Going to the opposite extreme and blocking all video traffic or all file-sharing traffic is also unfair because it penalizes the moderate, occasional downloader as much as it hurts the patron downloading 50 albums every afternoon. Students often use BitTorrent or streaming video to access lectures and other files related to their classes. In other words, it’s not always the particular protocol or application that’s a problem, it’s the few folks who use more than their share. Bandwidth management strikes a compromise. You can limit bandwidth usage on a per-user basis, a per-protocol basis or both. No single user or type of traffic can hog everything, but they won’t be completely blocked either.
Although it’s hard to give one stream of patron traffic priority over another based on your own judgments regarding the appropriateness of the content, libraries often have valid reasons for giving some bandwidth preferential treatment. Certain voice and video applications simply won’t function if they don’t have reliable bandwidth and low latency. Also, you may decide that traffic from staff machines should have priority over patron traffic since your library depends on the effective, reliable transmission of catalog records and other files.
Unfortunately, some parts of the country still don’t have access to high-speed data lines, or the prices are prohibitive. In these cases, bandwidth management can make a big difference. Even if you don’t have money to spend on a high-end commercial device, you can put some open-source software on a desktop computer with two network cards and use that as your Web caching server or your traffic-shaping server.