Ethernity Networks (AIM: ENET.L), a leading innovator of comprehensive networking and security solutions on programmable hardware, announced today that its ACE-NIC100 FPGA SmartNIC has been selected for implementation within the FitBNG, the latest broadband network gateway (BNG) product by FiberHome Telecommunication Technologies, a major Chinese networking and telecommunication equipment provider.
The accelerated platform will integrate FiberHome’s BNG software and Ethernity’s SmartNIC hardware using standard DPDK (data plane development kit) to fully offload up to 80Gbps of data processing to the ACE-NIC100’s onboard FPGA. This will minimize CPU intervention, saving CPU cycles and significantly reducing CPU power and cost. Moreover, the ACE-NIC100 will support tens of thousands of subscribers with PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet) termination, performance monitoring counters per subscriber, and hierarchical quality of service (H-QoS), which is impractical for implementation in software-only BNG.
“We have been working closely with Ethernity for months to develop a solution that includes the performance and features that best fit our needs,” said Mr. Wang Ye, Director of NFV Product Lines at FiberHome. “Ethernity’s ACE-NIC100, with its high throughput and offloading capabilities, is an ideal fit for our FitBNG solution architecture, and by reducing the required CPU cores, we have improved our cost efficiency as well. It’s a very powerful enabler for FiberHome.”
The resulting product will be promoted to FiberHome’s core Chinese telecom operator clients, including China Unicom, China Telecom, and others, that serve tens of millions of households.
“We are thrilled that FiberHome chose Ethernity’s SmartNIC to accelerate their new FitBNG,” said David Levi, CEO of Ethernity Networks. “With FiberHome’s powerful software and Ethernity’s FPGA-based hardware, the product will provide high performance and reduced cost through hardware acceleration, making it especially attractive to Chinese service providers.”
The new product will be jointly showcased by Ethernity and FiberHome at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2019 from June 26-28 at Hall N2 Booth E70.