Why ISPs might need to replace BRAS/BNG?
As a developer of software solutions for Internet service providers, we often hear a question from our customers: what is the best replacing option for their current BRAS solution and how to replace it quickly? We have identified two main reasons why telecom operators might be thinking about replacing BNG.
Why a subscription to vBNG is more profitable than a license?
Subscription payment is beneficial and convenient for both customers and businesses. With subscriptions, users have the opportunity to pay only for the time they use the services and plan their budget. And the business gets a tool for long-term growth and scaling.
Replacing MikroTik with vBNG
When small Internet Service Providers start working, they make a rational buying decision and choose simple and inexpensive equipment. At this point, many operators need an initial solution and choose MikroTik as a service router that combines BRAS/BNG, NAT, and Router functions.
BNG Call Flows — IPoE DHCP, Static IP, PPPoE
BRAS is an essential part of broadband topologies for control subscriber access to the Internet. In other words, BRAS is an access point for subscribers, through which they connect to the broadband network.
BRAS/BNG Scaling and Standby
The key hardware requirements for scaling are component and driver compatibility of the core software. The main components are CPU, RAM, HDD, Network cards.
VAS Experts’ «Trade In» offer will help updating your DPI solution
If your DPI system is obsolete, you can exchange it for the up-to-date Stingray SG DPI solution in the «Trade-In» offer framework.
BNG L2 for VLAN / Q-in-Q Networks
The development of the BNG function began with the 6th Stingray Service Gateway version. It implemented BNG L3 connectivity for processing IPoE traffic and applying policing to the IP address received by the subscriber from the Stingray SG. Version 7.0 expanded the capabilities of BNG, which also works at the L2 link layer in VLAN and Q-in-Q networks.
BNG for Internet Service Providers
BNG can be organized in several ways: hardware, software on x86 server, and Linux-based solution. Let's compare the pros and cons of each option.