vCPE: Technical and Business Drivers

Posted by Mae Kowalke on Tuesday, December 01, 2015 with No comments

For many years, closed architecture and service delivery models have held back enterprise and residential communications service innovation. Network functions virtualization (NFV) and virtualized customer premises equipment (vCPE) is changing all that: leveraging open compute platforms and distributed software (cloud or customer premises) can transform the landscape in a single step.

Network operators and enterprise providers alike are very interested in vCPE because it addresses a range of technical and business drivers that the legacy CPE model can’t accommodate. In its white paper, “vCPE: Virtually Accommodating the A-List Drivers,” Heavy Ready refers to these as “A-List Drivers:”

Technical Drivers

  • Architecture
  • Administration
  • Assurance
  • Authentication
  • Analytics
Business Drivers
  • Agility
  • Automation
  • Analytics
  • Accounting
  • Alliances
Each of these drivers is explored in-depth in the paper, along with an example vCPE use case and a case study featuring Integra. Read the full paper.






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