Integral Function for 5G Wireless Wireline Convergence (WWC)
The Benu Networks 5G virtual access gateway function (5G vAGF) offers advanced subscriber management, dynamic routing capabilities, as well as a robust set of functionalities that empower 5G service providers to manage their fixed line subscribers with their 5G core.
Not only does this enable consolidated fixed and mobile billing, but more importantly, it offers the full promise of fixed mobile convergence so that the subscriber experience is consistent and seamless across home, business, and 5G networks.
Our 5G Access Gateway Function has multiple deployment options including having been certified to run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Outposts.
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5G Access Gateway Function (AGF)
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What is 5G Access Gateway Function (AGF)?
The 5G Access Gateway Function (AGF) definition is the result of a joint initiative between the Broadband Forum (BBF) and the GSMA’s 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). This function, which resides between the wireline access infrastructure and wireless core network, allows connectivity to the 5G Core. The 5G core acts as the backbone infrastructure for services typically delivered via a wireline network.
Wireline Wireless Convergence (WWC) gives Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) a Standards-based Facelift
Historically, FMC has been challenging to implement properly. The collaboration of industry standards bodies including the Broadband Forum (BBF), the GSMA’s 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), and CableLabs signifies a stark change in the approach to convergence. The definition and adoption of a common core infrastructure supporting both fixed and wireless access will benefit the majority of operators, who are actively seeking new ways to revitalize margins and customer satisfaction.
5G WWC Offers Strategic Differentiator for Operators
By embracing 5G WWC and its disaggregated architecture, operators will be able to deliver a unified, seamless user experience across fixed and mobile networks. WWC can be a strategic differentiator, enabling consistent treatment of business traffic, application prioritization, comprehensive security, enterprise analytics, consistent parental controls, seamless “premium user” services and more!
Certified to Run on AWS Outposts
Benu Networks is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to allow communication service providers (CSPs) to deploy Benu Networks’ cloud-native 5G AGF solution on AWS.
As one of the first companies to support the Broadband Forum standard for separation of the control plane from the user plane, the 5G AGF 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.
Please contact Benu at firstname.lastname@example.org to get access to further product documentation and configuration guides on the Benu Networks’ cloud-native 5G AGF running on AWS Outposts.
The xMEG Series is Benu Network’s high performance hardware deployment option.
Offering advanced subscriber management, dynamic routing capabilities, as well as a robust set of functionalities that empower service providers to become more agile, dynamic, and scalable to meet consumer demand.