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Richardbrandon
Richardbrandon
9/18/2019 9:50:33 AM
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Or is there a new category of vendors altogether?
As the industry adopts disaggregated routing, there are also new vendors emerging, and some of those, like RtBrick for example, are specifically targetting the BNG function, providing it as software running on bare-metal-switches.

This is the approach currently being looked at by Deutsche Telekon in their access 4.0 project.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
3/30/2019 10:51:44 PM
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Seems like vBNG is going to be important to help achieve carriers' and network operators' goals. CenturyLink, for instance, has publicly announced that it wants 100% global virtualization coverage in its IP core network by 2020. In pursuit of this goal, it conducted a vBNG trial a year ago for its CORD-based broadband services.

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afwriter
afwriter
3/22/2018 5:48:47 PM
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This was a loaded post! At first, I thought it was obvious that they would stick with the Router manufacturers, but then I thought that the Broadband companies wouldn't be creating the software if they didn't think there was a market for it. I wonder if the final answer will be more about money or function?

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