RtBrick Supports a Hardened Open Switch from Edgecore

Software routing pioneer adds support for Edgecore CSR440 and increases choice of Open BNG platforms 

Business Wire

January 24, 2023, Fremont, California - RtBrick today announced it has added support for the CSR440 switch from Edgecore. RtBrick’s software enables the Edgecore CSR440 to act as a Broadband Network Gateway (BNG), or the router that delivers internet services at the edge of a telco network.

The Edgecore CSR440 delivers 800 Gbps of throughput in a single Rack Unit. It is also hardened, so it can be deployed close to the network edge in environments that are not temperature controlled, allowing subscriber services to be terminated closer to distributed compute and storage infrastructure. Additionally, it can be used as a highly cost-effective way of deploying a BNG for smaller communities.

“Combined with RtBrick’s routing software, Edgecore‘s open networking platforms provide much greater flexibility than conventional routing systems,” said Heimdall Siao, President of Edgecore. “By integrating RtBrick’s software with the CSR440 - 800G Cell Site Router platform, RtBrick has shown that telco routing functions such as the Broadband Network Gateway can now be deployed using disaggregated platforms in carrier-grade environments.”

The Edgecore CSR440 uses the latest Broadcom Qumran2A chipsets, which deliver high levels of performance from cost-effective hardware. Using RtBrick’s software, the CSR440 can operate as a standalone BNG and support thousands of subscribers on a single switch.

“Adding support for a new open switch like the Edgecore CSR440 is another example of the amount of options carriers now have when they choose to build disaggregated networks,” said Pravin S. Bhandarkar, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at RtBrick. “It allows carriers to break out of the vendor lock-in cycle and build open networks with a wide selection of interchangeable hardware platforms.”

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

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

About RtBrick

RtBrick has pioneered carrier routing software that runs on off-the-shelf hardware. It has applied the same approach to networks that the huge ‘cloud-natives’ have used to build and operate their web-scale IT services. RtBrick is a privately held company, incorporated in the USA, with staff located in Europe and India.

The information was submitted for publication at 10:00 CET on JANUARY 24, 2023

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