Casa Systems achieves 1TBps throughput on cloud-native vBNG platform

March 2, 2023
Working with Intel, Casa Systems demonstrated how its Axyom Cloud Native vBNG/AGF technology can deliver a power-efficient, agile, scalable platform that outperforms legacy chassis-based broadband network gateways.

At MWC 2023 (Feb. 27 - Mar. 2) in Barcelona, Casa Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CASA), announced it has achieved a significant technology milestone, demonstrating 1+ TBps of throughput on its cloud-native Broadband Network Gateway (vBNG) / 5G Access Gateway Function (AGF) platform on a single server, powered by 4th Gen Intel Xeon scalable processors.

Based on the demonstration, Casa Systems says its Axyom vBNG Router/AGF now delivers the performance, scaling, and flexibility needed to address a greater diversity of broadband demands, enabling service providers to offer services at the edge that meet their performance standards and to cost-effectively expand into markets with new services.

As further stated by a Casa Systems press release:

As demand for wireline and wireless broadband continues to accelerate, service providers need high-performance solutions that can deliver services and a quality experience at the network edge. Traditional chassis based BNG solutions are monolithic and lack the scalability, agility, resiliency, and flexibility to deliver services at the network edge.

Working together, Casa Systems and Intel have demonstrated how Axyom Cloud Native vBNG/AGF technology can deliver a power-efficient, agile, scalable, and flexible solution that outperforms legacy chassis-based BNGs with the high performance and reliability service providers need to meet accelerating broadband demands.

Casa Systems’ vBNG/AGF achieved a blazing 1+TBps of throughput with ultra-low latency at 100 microseconds at 120,000 sessions and zero packet loss running on a standard 2U single server and powered by 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Ethernet 800 Series Network Adapters.

Casa Systems contends that its Axyom cloud-native distributed BNG and AGF keep operator costs down as bandwidth increases, without compromising on service availability. The platform is designed to simplify the convergence of wireline and wireless access on distributed edge cloud architectures, while delivering high-performance, differentiated services with ultra-low latency closer to subscribers. Via the platform, Casa contends that service providers can disaggregate and scale hardware and software independently to deploy where they want.

Casa Systems notes that the company was the first to deploy a disaggregated and distributed BNG and Control and User Plane Separation (CUPS) in production. With control and user plane functions compliant with Broadband Forum’s TR-459 standards, service providers have the ability to transform their networks with open architecture and hardware freedom, the company says.

Sudhir Krishnan, head of Wireline NFV Solutions at Casa Systems, commented:

“If there were any concerns in the industry about the performance capabilities of a virtualized BNG for high bandwidth services, then today we put those concerns to rest. Casa Systems is committed to bringing the best technology solutions to market that allow our customers to unlock new revenue-generating opportunities with distributed converged edge cloud. Intel’s high-performance processors allowed us to take it to a whole new level. We are excited to continue pushing the envelope of what is possible with our virtual BNG and our 5G AGF.”

Alex Quach, Intel's VP and GM, Wireline and Core Network Division, concluded:

“Combining the performance of the 4th Gen Intel Xeon scalable processors and network adapters with Casa Systems’ vBNG/AGF software on a cloud native architecture showcases to the industry that high throughput and agility can simultaneously be achieved. This solution provides the performance needed for service providers to innovate with new experiences and scale into the future.”