Benu and AWS partner on cloud-native networks for service providers
Benu Networks, a company transforming the service provider network edge, today announced it is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to allow communication service providers (CSPs) to deploy Benu Networks’ cloud-native Broadband Network Gateway (BNG) and Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solutions on AWS.
SASE services can now be delivered by CSPs out of AWS Regions and Outposts anywhere in the AWS global footprint, thereby allowing frictionless deployment to support any local or multi-national enterprise customer regardless of their locations.
Similarly, the Benu BNG is deployed on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) as the service edge for wireline internet subscribers. As one of the first companies to support the Broadband Forum standard for separation of the control plane from the user plane, the BNG is fully virtualized, cloud-native, and runs on AWS Outposts as a service. The result is that CSPs can deploy services at a low total cost of ownership while increasing flexibility, agility, and speed of new service delivery – all of which are amplified with AWS.
The BNG is the service edge of the carrier network for residential and business fixed line subscribers, which represent 80% of all internet traffic. It performs the key role of establishing and managing subscriber sessions. SASE is the future of delivering security services from the cloud. It allows organizations to apply secure access no matter where their users, applications, or devices are located.
“Moving to virtualized, cloud-native systems has created the opportunity to run network functions entirely in cloud infrastructure,” said Amilkar Torres, Senior Director, Product and Enablers at Liberty Latin America. “This is an exciting development, and we are pleased to showcase this innovation using Benu Networks with AWS, demonstrating how this will work in practice and improve the deployment and scalability of our products in Latin America and the Caribbean.”
Benu SD-Edge solutions are deployed by CSPs across the globe on five continents, equipping carriers with the functionality to modernize the network, making it easier than ever to be dynamic, scalable, and efficient in the delivery of broadband services.