Benu Networks realizes a 100 terabit broadband network gateway based on Intel technology

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BURLINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Benu Networksa company that transforms the network edge of service providers, today announced that it has collaborated with Intel to design a virtualized, cloud-native Broadband Network Gateway (BNG) that can drive a meteoric increase 100 terabits per second (Tbps) of throughput. Service providers around the world are working with Benu Networks and Intel to solve some of the most pressing issues surrounding virtualization’s promise to bring positive and lasting change to a carrier’s business. The performance and benefits of this broadband network software architecture, including the flexibility, functionality and speed it brings to the deployment of new services, have been published in a common white paper: The 100 Terabit BNG.

Some fixed network operators have noted concerns that virtualized solutions cannot perform at the level required when deploying high-bandwidth services for millions of fixed-line subscribers. However, considerable progress has recently been made in achieving the performance required for fixed and edge networks. Benu Networks and Intel decided to solve the performance problem. The resulting white paper details the benchmark tests performed with Benu Networks Virtualized Broadband Network Gateway (vBNG) running on 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors and the Intel Ethernet 800 Series Controller.

Cloud-native vBNG removes the scale, redundancy, and management constraints of traditional hardware BNGs that feature a physical chassis with limited slots for control cards and line cards. In contrast, Benu Networks’ vBNG has no physical chassis and is therefore not limited to a fixed number of line card slots. Instead, each control plane instance can support up to 256 user planes geographically distributed across a carrier’s network, unconstrained by the physical limitations of a hardware chassis. This system provides operators with unprecedented agility and simplifies the deployment of distributed BNGs to support the future of low latency multiple access edge computing (MEC) infrastructure. The system scales to millions of users and over 100 terabits per second (Tbps) of throughput, which is equivalent to downloading 100,000 hours of Netflix content in one second.

“The metaverse, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence will all mature over the next decade, requiring a new architectural approach in broadband networks. It’s time for carriers to invest in solutions that will meet the challenges of today’s hyper-competitive marketplace and meet the demands of the future,” said Michael McFarland, vice president of product and marketing at Benu Networks. “This solution exemplifies the flexibility, scalability and agility of our cloud-native, virtualized approach combined with the proven performance of Intel technology. The results should give service providers around the world the confidence to make their virtualization initiatives a reality.

“Intel is committed to providing the best open hardware platforms and software tools for virtualized and cloud-native workloads that unleash developer innovation,” said Alexander Quach, Intel Vice President and GM Wireline and Core Network Group. “Benu’s use of the 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor and Intel Ethernet 800 series controller with dynamic device customization delivers the throughput, agility and scalability that communications service providers (CoSPs) need when are deploying their next generation converged access infrastructure optimized for total cost of ownership. ”

To download a copy of the joint Benu and Intel white paper, please visit our resources page. The companies will dive deeper into this topic in a joint webinar on May 17 at 11:00 a.m. EDT. During the webinar, titled “Virtualized Networks at Terabit Speeds? Yes!”, Benu and Intel will present the cloud-native BNG model, performance details, and how the two companies have worked together to redefine the service edge of operator networks. To register, visit https://networkbuilders.intel.com/social-hub/webcast/virtualized-networks-at-terabit-speeds-yes.

About Benu Networks

Benu Networks is a leading software and solutions provider, simplifying the industry’s most complex edge networks. With a comprehensive set of innovative products and solutions coupled with over a decade in the industry, Benu Networks offers solutions to instantly transform legacy access networks, elastically manage services and pave the way to 5G . For more information, visit the Benu Networks website: www.benunetworks.com. Follow us on twitter @benunets.

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