The advancements in Wi-Fi technology and wireless economics have led to the exponential growth of Wi-Fi devices attached to the internet in a broad variety of applications. This growth presents a major opportunity for service providers to offer an enhanced Wi-Fi user experience, increase stickiness, and enable new business models. This opportunity requires operators to offer carrier grade Wi-Fi that addresses large scale coverage, mobility, security, and tiered service delivery for consumer, retail, venue, and business. Benu Networks’ Virtual Service edge provides a next generation mobile gateway platform to enable carrier grade service delivery.
Benu Networks’ Mobile Edge Gateway (MEG) platform is a high performance Wi-Fi Access Gateway (WAG) designed for intelligent service delivery of carrier grade Wi-Fi to residential, business, venue, and outdoor services. The WAG is deployed in the operator edge or core network to aggregate L2 originated sessions via tunneling (softGRE, VLAN) or L3 tunneling (e.g. IPsec), and provides intelligent IP subscriber management and L3 anchor for all Wi-Fi sessions. The WAG provides a set of carrier grade integrated IP services for routing, filtering, and enforcing operator service policies at scale.
Leveraging the latest advancements in high performance silicon technology, the MEG platform provides software acceleration for the WAG application. The MEG delivers scale and performance for advanced IPv4/IPv6 subscriber management, Wi-Fi mobility including cellular interworking, large scale DHCPv4/v6 server, Carrier Grade NAT (CGNAT), service edge routing (OSPF, BGP, IS-IS), access control and filtering policies, and many other features necessary to deliver carrier grade Wi-Fi experience and services.
Operators can deployed a wide range of carrier grade Wi-Fi service offerings including:
- Large scale community Wi-Fi for residential, business and outdoor coverage
- Wholesale Wi-Fi roaming and cellular mobile data offload
- Cellular mobile data interworking
- Vanity SSID and managed Wi-Fi services
Read the Whitepaper: Rejuvenate Revenues with Carrier Wi-Fi Services here.