Benu Networks, Intel tout 100-Tbps virtualized broadband network gateway

May 23, 2022
The performance of the BNG should lay to rest concerns operators may have about the capabilities of virtualized approaches, Benu Networks asserts.

Benu Networks says it has collaborated with Intel to create a virtualized, cloud-native broadband network gateway (BNG) with as much as 100 Tbps of throughput. The performance of the BNG should lay to rest concerns operators may have about the capabilities of virtualized approaches, Benu Networks asserts.

Benu Networks’ Virtualized Broadband Network Gateway (vBNG) runs on 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors and the Intel Ethernet 800 Series Controller. Avoiding the limits of physical chassis, each control plane instance can support up to 256 user planes distributed geographically throughout an operator’s network.

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

“Intel is dedicated 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 general manager, Wireline and Core Network Group. “Benu’s use of the 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor and the Intel Ethernet 800 Series Controller with Dynamic Device Personalization delivers the throughput, agility, and scale that communication service providers require as they deploy their TCO-optimized next generation of converged access infrastructure.”

Benu and Intel have authored a white paper on the vBNG that is available on an online resource page.

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Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, and more.

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