RtBrick adds support for two powerful new open network switches from Edgecore

PRINCETON, New Jersey–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RtBrick has increased the number of bare-metal switches operators can use to create a new generation of broadband networks, by integrating its Broadband Network Gateway (BNG) software with two new Edgecore platforms.

“The combination of open software and hardware solutions helps our customers have more vendor choices, giving our service provider customers greater control over their network deployments,” said Heimdall Siao, president of Edgecore. “RtBrick has demonstrated that telco routing functions, such as broadband network gateway, can be quickly integrated and augmented into new platforms, allowing new features to be quickly added to meet the customer requirements tailored to their specific networks.”

The Edgecore AGR400 and AGR420 both use the latest Broadcom Qumran2C chipsets, delivering unprecedented levels of performance from open routing hardware. Now the AGR420 can operate as a standalone BNG and support tens of thousands of subscribers on a single switch, or it can be deployed with the AGR400 in a spine-leaf architecture to accommodate large numbers of connections.

The adoption of open network switches has reduced the hardware costs associated with providing broadband services and has given operators the ability to mix and match hardware and software from different vendors.

“The evolution of merchant silicon has reached a point where open network switches, like the Edgecore AGR wallet, can now match or even surpass conventional routing systems,” said Pravin S. Bhandarkar, Founder and CEO of RtBrick. “It means operators can finally break out of the vendor lock-in cycle and build open networks with full control over their own architectures.”

RtBrick’s BNG software was recently selected by the TIP OpenBNG initiative, based on criteria defined by five Tier 1 operators: BT, Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica, Telecom Italia Mobile and Vodafone, and has already been deployed in the broadband network of Deutsche Telekom production.

To learn more about RtBrick’s pioneering approach to networking and the latest features in its open routing software, visit rtbrick.com.

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About RtBrick

RtBrick pioneered carrier routing software that runs on off-the-shelf hardware. He applied the same approach to networks that the massive “cloud natives” used to build and operate their web-scale computing services. RtBrick is privately held, incorporated in the United States, with staff located in Europe and India.