5G core software expert Alepo and Casa Systems, a provider of physical and cloud-native broadband technology solutions for wireless, cable and fixed networks, has announced a strategic partnership that will simplify the deployment of 5G networks and reduce time-to-market and resource requirements for service providers and enterprise customers.
Casa’s cloud-native 5G Core, combined with the Alepo’s subscriber data management (SDM) and converged policy control (PCF, PCRF), will deliver an industry-leading low resource footprint that keeps initial investment low. It will give service providers and private enterprises the ability to deploy 4G, 5G, and fixed wireless access (FWA) broadband networks more rapidly and cost effectively.
5G transforms the role of the service provider, opening new opportunities to forge cross-industry partnerships to launch diverse services. The combination of Alepo’s policy control and containerized SDM with Casa Systems’ portfolio of open, cloud-native 5G Core network functions, facilitates a smooth transition to 5G. Service providers can shift to a fully virtualized service-based environment using a single solution to support both LTE and 5G.
The solution provides a secure, flexible, scalable, cloud-native architecture with 3GPP standards-compliant network functions, enabling service providers to upgrade to 5G without disrupting their existing services. Service providers of all sizes can swiftly introduce 5G capabilities and support new 5G use cases, including private enterprise networks, for diverse industry verticals.
Alepo’s cloud-native network functions are built to maximize ROI, with compact resource needs, high-performance architecture, and an agnostic approach to deployment infrastructure. Alepo’s experience in digital transformation helps modernize operational architecture without service disruption, shifting to a fully virtualized service-based environment as operators evolve to 5G.
Multiple field trials and deployments with leading operators in the US, Europe, and Australia are underway, including a leading mobile operator deploying private 5G and a fixed broadband operator deploying a fixed and wireless solution to expand coverage to underserved communities.
Gibson Ang, Vice President, Technology at Casa Systems, said, “At Casa Systems, we rely on a simple truth: if the network is not built for you, it is not the right network. For 5G to be successful, the network must be tailored to meet each customer’s specific needs. That’s why Casa built an open, interoperable, cloud-native 5G Core network architecture that allows us to pull in best-of-breed technologies so that we can create cloud-native network solutions that unlock new markets, new services, and new revenues for our customers. Casa Systems is excited to partner with Alepo to complement our 5G portfolio and provide innovative solutions that deliver the full benefits of 5G.”
Derrick Gross, President of Alepo, said, “Alepo has been at the forefront of 5G, with SDM and policy components that offer among the lowest resource footprints in the industry, and Casa’s components are the perfect complement for what we’ve developed. We’re thrilled to partner with Casa Systems on our shared mission of enabling global operators to launch and monetize 5G regardless of their size.”