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HyperBlox and Napatech collaborate on
high-performance packet core for
edge sensor fusion applications,
to be featured at MWC 2024

Press Release

Nashua, NH and COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Feb. 6, 2024 – HyperBlox, the leading provider of an innovative framework to develop, deploy and manage Private Wireless Solutions, and Napatech™ (OSLO: NAPA.OL), the leading provider of programmable Smart Network Interface Cards (SmartNICs) and Infrastructure Processing Units (IPUs) used in cloud, enterprise and telecom datacenter networks, today announced their collaboration on a high-performance packet core for edge sensor fusion applications. Napatech will be showcasing this joint solution in their booth #7B67 at MWC 2024 in Barcelona from Feb. 26th through 29th.

Enterprises are increasingly adopting AI-enabled autonomous systems interconnected via wireless networks, to address use cases like autonomous vehicles, drones, Industry 4.0 factories, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). These applications leverage sensor fusion, which is the process of combining data from different types of sensors or similar sensors mounted in different locations. Through its Application Suite, HyperBlox provides a platform that enables the development and deployment of AI-enabled sensor fusion applications integrated with converged connectivity solutions based on private 4G, private 5G or WiFi.

Handling high-bandwidth video and AR/VR data streams for sensor fusion requires processing massive amounts of data being transmitted over wireless networks. In order for the network infrastructure to be cost-effective, it’s important to maximize the number of devices and streams that can be supported in a small-footprint edge server. To address this need, HyperBlox and Napatech have collaborated on a joint packet core solution that offloads the compute-intensive User Plane Function (UFP) to a SmartNIC, thereby maximizing packet core performance while minimizing server CPU utilization, footprint and power consumption.

To quantify the business benefits of this UPF offload solution, HyperBlox and Napatech analyzed a representative use case for a network edge deployment, comprising 10,000 sensors, 10 Mbps average bandwidth per sensor, 10 flows per sensor and an average packet size of 1200 Bytes. Using the Napatech NT200-based UPF offload solution running on an HPE 16-core server, HyperBlox was able to support 20 times as many users than with a pure software-based UPF (10,000 users per server vs. 500).

“The HyperBlox Connectivity Suite is a 3GPP R16/17/18-compliant 4G / 5G / WiFi converged core, with the ability to scale vertically and horizontally, implemented using a fully cloud-native, nanoservices-based architecture,” said Arun Alex, Founder & CTO, HyperBlox. “Our UPF suite leverages the packet core acceleration provided by Napatech’s SmartNIC in an edge UPF offload configuration to deliver significant business-level benefits for use cases like Enhanced Mobile broadband (eMBB), Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communications (uRLLC) and Massive Machine-Type Communications (mMTC) where there are a large number of IP flows or a large number of packets per flow.”

“Through our partner ecosystem, Napatech ensures that our UPF offload solution is available to service providers and enterprises via products from industry-leading software vendors and server OEMs,” said Charlie Ashton, Senior Director of Business Development, Napatech. “We are delighted that our solution enables HyperBlox to deliver industry-leading device capacity, energy efficiency and cost-performance for edge sensor fusion applications.”

For more information, please see this solution brief UPF Offload with HyperBlox.

About HyperBlox
HyperBlox is a leading provider of an innovative framework to develop, deploy, and manage Private Wireless Solutions in a SaaS model. The HyperBlox framework includes a Connectivity Suite and an Application Suite delivered on an AI-powered Edge platform. The HyperBlox Connectivity Suite provides standardized off-the-shelf Wi-Fi/LTE/5G Network Functions. The HyperBlox Application Suite includes an intuitive drag-and-drop development platform for custom-developing AI/ML applications that bring operational efficiencies and improve business outcomes. The SaaS delivery model provides a simple and cost-effective means to deliver networking and application solutions to an AI-powered Edge anywhere in the world. Additional information is available at

About Napatech
Napatech is the leading supplier of SmartNIC and IPU solutions used in cloud, enterprise, and telecom datacenters. Through commercial-grade software suites integrated with high-performance hardware, Napatech accelerates network infrastructure, security and storage workloads to deliver best-in-class system-level performance while maximizing the availability of server compute resources for applications and services. Additional information is available at

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