The growth in demand for broadband service by wireline and wireless subscribers continues to accelerate as the network evolves, 5G deployments expand and networks converge. Homes and businesses are adopting many new, high bandwidth applications like augmented reality, virtual reality, increased over-the-top streaming, advanced multi-player gaming, and video calling. Plus, the number of connected devices is exploding as employees and students work and learn from home and connected Internet-of-Things devices proliferate.
This is driving a transformation at the network edge which cannot be met by traditional hardware-based BNGs that lack scalability, have limited flexibility and promote single vendor lock-in with their closed architectures. The market is moving toward software-based open cloud-native solutions and Benu Networks is leading the charge.
Our vBNG supports subscriber services, BNG access features, traffic shaping and policing as well as support for provider edge routing. It can also deliver T/WAG, CGNAT or SASE services along with an unmatched level of elastic scalability, and flexibility – all anchored by great economics.
Our platform has multiple deployment options including having been certified to run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Outposts.
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Virtual Broadband Network Gateway (vBNG)
Innovators Rely on Benu Networks
Cloud-Native Broadband Network Gateway
Benu Networks’ Virtual Broadband Network Gateway is redefining the network edge. Software-based, cloud-native and running on commercial off the shelf servers (COTS), it delivers the flexibility, agility and elastic scalability Service Providers need to compete in today’s hyper-competitive market.
Carriers are now able to deliver services at scale and with increased velocity while they future-proof their network on a platform built for innovation.
Our vBNG supports subscriber management services as well as BNG access protocols, policing, traffic shaping, CGNAT services, Provider Edge Routing and MPLS VPNs.
These are not only important functions at the network edge but the ability to deliver them without specialized hardware provides a significant economic advantage. Being software-based with an open design combined with use of industry APIs makes it easy to layer on third party value-added services enabling carriers to rapidly build new service revenue streams.
Carriers gain tremendous benefit when deploying Benu Networks’ cloud-native, disaggregated virtual BNG. By separating the control plane from the user plane (CUPS) and running on COTS hardware, a service provider can address many challenges of operating in today’s hyper-competitive environment.
Network costs decrease while flexibility increases. Multiple user planes can be deployed where they can be most geographically and functionally efficient. No longer constrained to vendor-specific hardware, the carrier can scale up or scale down as needed, add new services quickly, and employ an architecture built for wireline/wireless convergence.
5G Ready – Wireless Wireline Convergence (5G AGF)
The demand to deliver any service, anywhere, anytime, to any device continues to accelerate and subscribers are looking for a common user experience regardless of the device they are on.
Networks are moving to wireless wireline convergence and the Benu vBNG naturally evolves to deliver 5G Access Gateway Functionality (AGF). Carriers can deliver services to wireline and wireless subscribers from a common 5G core resulting in tremendous savings and a superior, unified user experience for the customer.
Flexibility, Agility, No Vendor Lockin
Being disaggregated, software-based and running on commercial off he shelf servers (COTS) means the solution provides the ability to scale in and out quickly providing an unprecedented level of flexibility and agility to meet the unpredictable demands of the future. The separation of hardware and software allows for third party integration of new services thereby speeding innovation.
No longer held captive by monolithic platforms and the vendors that produce them, carriers can now move at the speed of hyperscalers when they deploy a cloud-native BNG.
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 Broadband Network Gateway (BNG) and Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solutions 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 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.
Please contact Benu at [email protected] to get access to further product documentation and configuration guides on the Benu Networks’ cloud-native BNG running on AWS Outposts.
Multiple Deployment Options
The xMEG Series is for Carriers interested in our software delivered on bare metal and pre-packaged on a server.