With vCPE Deployment, Devil is in the Details

Posted by Mae Kowalke on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 with No comments

Driven by market forces, service providers are adapting their delivery models, moving away from proprietary hardware and toward virtualized platforms hosted in the cloud. There are a lot of details to consider with virtualized customer premises (vCPE) deployments, however. 

In a guest article on Telecom Ramblings, Accedian VP of Strategic Marketing Scott Sumner explores these details and how providers can proactively address them, turning what could be challenges into opportunities. 

The main goal, Sumner says, should be to adapt a strategy that minimizes the cost of installing, managing, and maintaining equipment at the customer premises--a task that's complicated and expensive for provider and customer alike. 

Done right, vCPE can support the long-term transformation of providers from connectivity suppliers to value-added service enablers, Sumner predicts.

As he explores this topic in depth in the article, Sumner touches on a variety of factors, including:

  • The state of the vCPE market today
  • A checklist of pitfalls to avoid
  • Deployment options available for operators--pros and cons of each
  • How to decide where virtualized network functions (VNFs) should be located
  • Reasons why a provider might choose a hybrid, rather than centralized, vCPE deployment strategy

Read the full article for all the details. 


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