ANDOVER, Mass., February 6, 2017 – Casa Systems, a worldwide leader in next-generation fixed, wireless and Wi-Fi access, today announced it will demonstrate a first-of-its-kind virtualized fixed mobile convergence solution that enables cable service providers to offer a full complement of robust mobile services in addition to fixed offerings to subscribers.
Cable service providers are adopting a myriad of paths to compete for mobile services. Whether activating MVNO agreements, buying licensed spectrum or employing a lightly licensed alternative, competition is increasing between cable service providers and traditional mobile network operators. At CableLabs 2017 Winter Conference, Casa Systems will introduce a virtualized fixed mobile converged solution running on Intel® Xeon® processor based server platforms that allows service providers to bolster their mobile service platform and deliver a better customer experience. This proof of concept featuring the Intel® Puma™ 7 SoC Gateway, will demonstrate a Wi-Fi call powered by Casa's Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) and AxyomTM common core software solution supporting both fixed and wireless network functions including vCCAP (fixed broadband), ePDG (Wi-Fi) and PGW (mobile) services.
“Casa Systems has a long-standing track record of capitalizing on technology inflections in the cable industry," said Jerry Guo, CEO of Casa Systems. “This proof of concept furthers our ultra-broadband vision to deliver a full suite of network core solutions and technologies that allow our customers to meet market demands today and in the future."
Casa's ultra broadband Axyom software framework leverages fixed infrastructure for mobile services and delivers competitive Wi-Fi first services. It is built to deliver optimal performance and flexible deployment of core and edge access functions that free service providers from access dependencies. Based on open source technology, the Axyom solution provides versatility to accommodate deployments where they make the most sense – on-premise, at the metro edge or at a centralized data center. It features a suite of virtual network functions designed to help providers simplify their access networks with a single software architecture that provides security, management simplicity and the ability to provide end users with the highest quality experience. It eliminates inherent performance trade-offs present in many of today's solutions with a common security framework that is optimized for multi-dimensional scaling.
“It is exciting to see that the convergence of wireless and wireline end user access is well underway,“ said Dan Rodriguez, Vice President Data Center Group and General Manager of Intel's Network Platforms Group, Communications Infrastructure Division. “The migration to Intel Architecture including software-based implementations running on industry standard, high volume processors allows service providers to deliver services to their customers more flexibly and cost effectively."