Solutions, the CommScope, Inc. division that is a global leader in
wireless communication systems and products, has introduced a new
solution for operators in need of securing, protecting and managing
access to the location of their network subscribers—the GeoLENs™ Policy
Policy Server is a single solution for managing the entire range of
network policies regarding location-based services. Whether invoked by
the user or any IP-based wireless or wireline network, GeoLENs Policy
Server acts as a gatekeeper for location data. It offers protection to
subscribers who wish to protect their privacy and enables operators to
establish and implement access policies.
“We believe that most networks will ultimately be required to provide
this kind of gatekeeper functionality for location data,” said John
Baker, vice president and general manager, Network Solutions, Andrew.
“Andrew is proud to be the first to offer it, and given many of our
customers’ warm receptions, we expect GeoLENs Policy Server to make an
impact in the location-based services marketplace.”
The GeoLENs Policy Server is unique in supporting any IP-based network,
whether wireless or wireline. With Andrew’s Policy Server installed,
operators can ensure that access to location information is limited to
only those who are authorized to have it. For example, operators can
restrict whether full, partial, or no global navigation satellite system
(GNSS) assistance data is sent to a mobile requesting location
information. Users can be given the ability to subscribe to various
tiers of service based on this capability, as well.
“Security, privacy, and network resource utilization —that’s what the
GeoLENs Policy Server is all about,” added Baker.
One important scenario where Policy Server would not restrict location
information is in emergency situations when public safety workers are
attempting to locate a user in distress. These situations would allow
for as accurate a location determination as possible.
GeoLENs Policy Server can be installed as a stand-alone platform or in
conjunction with other external policy servers. For large networks, the
Policy Server can be deployed as a stand-alone platform capable of
storing and managing up to 70 million subscriber records and interfacing
with multiple servers and protocols. The access rights policies are
stored in the internal database, and the system can be configured to
query external sources to administer the correct policy, if needed. In
smaller systems, the GeoLENs Policy Server can be integrated into the
network’s existing server network. Deployed in this way, GeoLENs Policy
Server can store and manage up to 250,000 subscriber records.
Andrew’s GeoLENs Policy Server was developed in collaboration with
operators to address their real-world requirements. The company is
currently integrating the policy server into its GeoLENs
mobile location center, with the standalone version available in
GeoLENs is a trademark of CommScope, Inc.
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is a world leader in infrastructure solutions for communication
networks. Through its Andrew
Solutions™ brand, it is a global leader in radio frequency subsystem
solutions for wireless networks. Through its SYSTIMAX®
brands, CommScope is a world leader in network infrastructure solutions,
delivering a complete end-to-end physical layer solution, including
cables and connectivity, enclosures, intelligent software and network
design services, for business enterprise applications. CommScope also is
the premier manufacturer of coaxial cable for broadband
cable television networks and one of the leading North American
providers of environmentally secure cabinets
for DSL and FTTN applications. Backed by strong research and
development, CommScope combines technical expertise and proprietary
technology with global manufacturing capability to provide customers
with infrastructure solutions for evolving global communications
networks in more than 130 countries around the world.
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well as on a number of assumptions concerning future events.
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