Casa shows off virtual fixed mobile convergence solution for cable operators

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Casa's server-based platform runs on an Intel Xeon processor and features the Intel Puma 7 SoC Gateway.

Casa Systems used CableLabs Winter Conference this week to demo its new virtualized fixed mobile convergence solution for cable operators. 

The product development comes as the vendor’s top cable clients, Comcast and Charter Communications, ready wireless products that leverage both their respective MVNO deals with Verizon and their network of public Wi-Fi hotspots. 

Casa, meanwhile, entered the wireless market a year ago with the launch of its Axyom and Apex network edge solutions. 

Attempting to deliver proof of concept at the CableLabs event in Orlando, Florida, earlier this week, Casa said its server-based platform runs on an Intel Xeon processor and features the Intel Puma 7 SoC Gateway. 

Casa showed off a Wi-Fi call powered by its Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) and Axyom common core software supporting both fixed and wireless network functions, including vCCAP (fixed broadband), ePDG (Wi-Fi) and PGW (mobile) services. 

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“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,” said Jerry Guo, CEO of Casa Systems, in a release.

Casa said it plans to start testing the fixed mobile convergence platform with several unnamed North American and European clients by midyear. 

“It is exciting to see that the convergence of wireless and wireline end user access is well underway,” said Dan Rodriguez, VP of data center group and general manager of Intel’s Network Platforms Group, Communications Infrastructure division, in the statement. “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.”