Benu Networks Issued Patent for Virtual Service Edge Platform

By Ken Briodagh April 06, 2017

According to a recent announcement, Benu Networks, a provider of virtual network solutions designed to enable service providers to rapidly create and deliver next generation IP services, has been issued by the United States Patent Office a new patent that covers virtualized network cloud functionality.

The patented technology, patent number 9,503,94 B2, highlights the advancements in Benu’s Virtual Service Edge (VSE) and is part of the company’s goal to give service providers the ability to deploy cost effective, cloud-based, virtualized services for IoT devices. The technology is designed to ease connectivity for business, residential and mobile access over any licensed or unlicensed spectrum through a consistent subscriber experience regardless of access type.

The company said the VSE will solve a challenge that many subscribers encounter: a fragmented service experience according to how devices connect to a service provider’s network, whether via fixed (e.g. cable, xDSL, fiber), un-licensed (e.g. Wi-Fi) or licensed wireless access (e.g. LTE, LTE-A). This type of fragmented connectivity can lead to service deployment complexity for the service provider, and a poor, inconsistent end user experience that often results in user dissatisfaction and customer churn.

The technology claims approved in this patent provide a virtualized network approach that includes single sign-on capabilities, and carrier access and multi-access across Wi-Fi and cellular.

In the new era of 5G and the growing number of IoT devices, end users need reliable network access regardless of the connection type, Benu said. Using this platform, service providers can offer subscribers a better user experience while reducing overall CAPEX and OPEX costs, and multiple system operators (MSOs) and fixed broadband operators can combine Wi-Fi assets as part of an MVNO strategy.

“Benu Networks is excited to be granted this patent for next generation, virtualized cloud technology,” said Rajat Ghai, CTO, Benu Networks. “With the network advancements covered in this patent, Benu Networks’ Virtual Service Edge platform will enable service providers to offer a consistent, ideal user experience by providing a flawless connection across fixed, Wi-Fi and LTE networks.”

Edited by Alicia Young

Editorial Director

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