Light Reading Report: Virtual CPE and NFV Market Update

Posted by Mae Kowalke on Thursday, February 26, 2015 with No comments

In a new report sponsored by Accedian Networks, Light Reading explores the opportunities and challenges associated with the virtual customer premises equipment (vCPE) sector.

Early-phase vCPE introductions are being driven by research and development of network functions virtualization (NFV), which has become one of the hottest areas in the communications industry. 

Introducing vCPE using NFV isn't easy, but it is appealing because:
  • It could help operators be faster and more efficient at introducing and managing new applications and services
  • It's expected to improve self-service options for enterprises and other end users.
  • Eventually, network operators will be able to use it to reduce CapEx and OpEx.
  • The service provider community, rather than vendors is driving its development. 
What are the prospects for introducing virtualized functions into communications service provider networks? Read the full report.

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