Ethernity Networks, a supplier of networking-processing semiconductor technology ported on FPGA for virtualized networking appliances, is highlighting the ability of its patented link bonding to address the video-streaming market.
Ethernity enables multi-channel transmission over multiple connections while maintaining the video stream despite wireless link performance degradation.
Link bonding uses load balancing to enable the transmission of a single dataflow along multiple 10 Gbps and 1 Gbps wireless links. That is especially valuable when broadcasting heavy media such as video, which is prone to packet loss and therefore degradation of quality-of-service when transmitted over a dedicated wireless link.
As opposed to link aggregation (LAG), which specifies that a certain data flow must run over a specific port/link, Ethernity’s bonding technology can automatically adjust to actual link rates as it load-balances the entire data rate over multiple connections, thereby maintaining high quality-of-experience.
The company’s forthcoming UEP2025 network appliance is purposefully designed to host and enable Ethernity’s link bonding technology over a combination of wired or wireless links to any vendor’s radio units. This means that the UEP2025 supports various throughputs, latencies, and other critical behavioral differences between the competing radio technologies in the marketplace. It therefore serves as an ideal disaggregated, all-in-one, wireless backhaul Indoor Unit (IDU), offering improved transmission of data-hungry applications across multiple channels.
Ethernity is running the live demo of its link bonding technology at Network X in Amsterdam (Booth B57) from October 18-20 and will also be presenting the company’s XGS-PON/GPON OLT MAC, its FTTR offering, and its ACE-NIC implementing Router-On-a-NIC to facilitate vRouter offload.
David Levi, CEO of Ethernity Networks, said: “Video is yet another application for which our link bonding technology not only improves quality-of-service, but also enables a truly disaggregated Radio Access Network. While other vendors offer L1 bonding features, they lock the service providers into using proprietary radios. Ethernity’s patented link bonding, on the other hand, is agnostic to the radio technology, thereby offering operators more flexibility as they plan their network infrastructure.”